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Amid the summers skyrocketing temperatures, Brian Leary 86anchor of Bostons "NewsCenter 5" 5:30 newscastcould be seen later in the evening than usual, coolly refereeing the debates among the candidates from Massachusetts Eighth congressional district, all vying for Joe Kennedys seat in the U.S. House. "Thats one of the areas of this business that actually benefits from my law school experience," says Leary of his role as moderator. "Having dealt with, whether its Phil Areeda  or Charles Fried, in the classroom, nothing else seems as intimidating."
Winner in 1996 of broadcastings prestigious Peabody Award for his "exceptional" investigative reporting, Leary shares the Channel 5 spotlight with Arthur Miller 58 on Monday nights, when he and the Law School professor take up one of the 30 or so legal cases referred to them by confounded citizens each week. In a career that often bears no resemblance to his sometime lawyerly pursuits, Leary says, "Ive become a lawyer for Everyman."