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Brian Lehrer

Host, The Brian Lehrer Show

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A Listener's Guide to the Spitzer Scandal

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Politics and media junkies in New York have been obsessed this week with the scandal involving Governor Spitzer’s office trying to smear Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. But for non-junkies, the case can be a confusing mess. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer has this listener’s guide to the scandal and some unsolicited ...

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Commentary: Here's to Chertoff's Gut

Monday, July 16, 2007

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said this week that he has a gut feeling a terrorist attack may be coming inside the U.S. sometime this summer. WNYC's Brian Lehrer hopes Chertoff's gut is as off base as his judgment can sometimes be.

Chertoff's gut feeling made national headlines, even though he ...

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Role Reversal

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Brian Lehrer, host of The Brian Lehrer Show, discusses his interview with Mayor Bloomberg at this morning's Crain's New York Business event at the Sheraton Hotel with guest host Errol Louis.

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What Does Bloomberg's Switch to Unaffiliated Mean?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the stunning step of leaving the Republican party and switching to unaffiliated. This certainly heightened the speculation that he's joining the presidential race despite his repeated denials.

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Brian Lehrer on Immigration

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The US Senate has postponed a vote on its controversial immigration bill until next month, but the floor debate is in full swing and groups across the political spectrum are weighing in. On his show, WNYC's Brian Lehrer has spent the last couple of days focusing in on key aspects ...

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New Yorkers' "Unfair" Advantage When Judging Giuliani

Sunday, May 13, 2007

It’s been an interesting week for Rudy Giuliani in the presidential race. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says it should get more interesting before it gets dull.

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Giuliani Defends Support for Abortion

Friday, May 11, 2007

Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani told an audience at a small Christian university in Houston to look past his support for abortion, and see the other issues that unite him to conservative Republican values. His defense of his long-held position marks a shift in strategy since his ambivalent response to an ...

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Commentary: City Council Special Elections

Saturday, March 10, 2007

A special election for New York City Council is being nullified, in part because of an interview on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show. Brian has some thoughts now on what happened in the Brooklyn race, and what should happen next.

LEHRER: The 40th City Council district in Central Brooklyn had a ...

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Commentary: MLK and Nonviolent Change

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sunday Afternoon at the Brooklyn Museum, WNYC will be sponsoring an event called Looking for Martin: are Dr. King and His Dream still Relevant? WNYC’s Brian Lehrer will be one of the participants, and has these thoughts about one aspect of Dr. King’s legacy.

BRIAN LEHRER: If I were to say ...

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Commentary: Where is the Outrage?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The police shooting in Queens one week ago this morning has caused outrage in New York’s Black community. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer wonders: where’s the outrage from other New Yorkers?

REPORTER: I don’t usually begin a commentary by stating my race. But in this case, I think it’s necessary. I’m white. White ...

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Commentary: Muted Voice in Affordable Housing Outcry

Sunday, October 22, 2006

When Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village were sold to the highest bidder this week, there was a loud outcry from those concerned with our area’s affordable housing shortage. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says one notable voice was a little more muted.

LEHRER: First, a little history. Stuy Town and Cooper Village ...

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Commentary: Buzzing About the Wrong Thing

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The New York media have been buzzing the last few days over the revelation that New York State Attorney General candidate Jeanine Pirro is being investigated by the federal government for a possible illegal wiretap of her husband. But WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says they’re buzzing about the wrong thing.

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Brian Lehrer Commentary: Spitzer Says "Yes"

Sunday, July 30, 2006

This week, Elliot Spitzer and Tom Suozzi held the only scheduled debate in their Democratic primary campaign for governor of New York. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer was one of the questioners in the debate and says it produced a major new campaign promise.

LEHRER: It came during the lightning round, often a ...

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Brian Lehrer Commentary: Spitzer Says "Yes"

Sunday, July 30, 2006

This week, Elliot Spitzer and Tom Suozzi held the only scheduled debate in their Democratic primary campaign for governor of New York. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer was one of the questioners in the debate and says it produced a major new campaign promise.

LEHRER: It came during the lightning round, often a ...

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Commentary: Iraq War Offense Drains Homeland Defense Funding

Saturday, June 24, 2006

This week, Mayor Bloomberg went to Washington to argue for homeland security funding based on risk. The Senate debated Iraq war withdrawal resolutions. WNYC's Brian Lehrer says the two stories were reported separately, but should really be seen together.

LEHRER: The headlines from Mayor Bloomberg's testimony before the House Homeland ...

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Commentary: Buzz on Hillary Speech Misses Point

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Political pundits had something new to buzz about this week after Hillary Clinton’s speech at the New York State Democratic Convention in Buffalo. But WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says they seem to be missing half the story.

Brian: Most of the media commentary on Senator Clinton’s convention speech was about how she ...

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Commentary: 9/11 Memorial Needs Work

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Two memorials to the victims of 9/11 are in the news this week – one from the agency that’s rebuilding Ground Zero, the other from a Hollywood studio. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says one works, the other is still a work in progress.

LEHRER: The film United 93 cost just $15 million ...

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Commentary: Two 9/11 Memorials

Saturday, May 06, 2006

ANCHOR: Two memorials to the victims of 9/11 are in the news this week – one from the agency that’s rebuilding Ground Zero, the other from a Hollywood studio. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says one works, the other is still a work in progress.

Brian: The film United 93 cost just 15 ...

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Commentary: Five Arguments Against Steinbrenner's Plan

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Monday is Opening Day for the 2006 Yankee baseball season. But WNYC's Brian Lehrer - a lifelong Yankee fan and partial season ticket holder - will be rooting against George Steinbrenner's team in a more important competition off the field this week.

LEHRER: On Wednesday, the New York City Council is ...

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Commentary: How to Avoid a Controversy

Sunday, March 26, 2006

This week was notable in New York theater circles for a play inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was supposed to open Wednesday night, but did not. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says the whole controversy could have been avoided.

LEHRER: Last year, I played the part of Narrator in a Westchester Philharmonic ...

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