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Brian Lehrer

Host, The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer appears in the following:

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Commentary: Sigh of Relief on Dubai? Or Just a Sigh?

Saturday, March 11, 2006

It looks like the controversial Dubai Ports World deal is now doomed, as least in the United States. WNYC's Brian Lehrer wonders if it's time for a sigh of relief, or just a sigh.

LEHRER: As a New Yorker, I'm supposed to feel safer because of ...

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Commentary: Dubai Doomed. Ah, Politics

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Anchor: It looks like the controversial Dubai Ports World deal is now doomed, as least in the United States. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer wonders if it’s time for a sigh of relief, or just a sigh.

Brian: As a New Yorker, I’m supposed to feel safer because ...

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Commentary: The 'Can-Do-No-Wrong' Mayor?

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Mayor Bloomberg’s approval rating is sky high in the Quinnipiac University Poll released this week – 72 percent. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says the mayor is getting kudos for thinking small, and for thinking big.

LEHRER: The big news from the mayor’s budget proposal this week was ...

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Commentary: Mayor Has Promises to Keep

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Tomorrow afternoon, Michael Bloomberg will be sworn in for his second term as Mayor of New York City, after his landlside re-election. But WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says despite the easy win, the mayor still has some promises to keep.

FERRER: Any tenant who votes for Michael ...

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Commentary: Business Past Helping and Hurting Corzine

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Jon Corzine hasn’t even been sworn in as Governor yet, and he’s already under fire for the way he’s made two decisions since Election Day – appointing Robert Menendez to the US Senate and appearing to go back on a campaign promise not to consider ...

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Commentary: Tax Hike Aimed at New York?

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Today’s Republican Congress is known for tax cuts, not tax hikes. But WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says a tax bill passed by the House this week could mean a big income tax increase in 2007 aimed squarely at New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

LEHRER: At issue ...

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Commentary: Campaign as "State of the City"?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The second and final Bloomberg-Ferrer debate is tonight. But WNYC's Brian Lehrer sees this year's campaign as an opportunity lost to assess the state of the city.

The second and final Bloomberg-Ferrer debate is tonight. But WNYC’s Brian Lehrer sees this year's campaign as an opportunity ...

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