Brian Lehrer

Host, The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer appears in the following:

Commentary: A Million Dollar Nursery School?

Friday, November 15, 2002

WNYC's Brian Lehrer says it's amazing what kids can learn these days, if they can just get into the right nursery school. Brian says he was flipping through some essays at one of Manhattan's most exclusive schools, and found one called "All I Really Need ...


Commentary: Voter Turnout

Sunday, November 03, 2002

Voter turnout is expected to be less than 50 percent for the U.S. Senate election in New Jersey on Tuesday. But if you're so disgusted with the choices that you're inclined to abstain, WNYC's Brian Lehrer says you may be missing the point.

It's easy to ...


Anti-war Movement a Force in America?

Monday, October 28, 2002

Americans opposed to a war against Iraq are hoping for a big turnout for a protest rally in Washington DC today. WNYC's Brian Lehrer thinks the new anti-war movement could become a force in American politics -or not.

There's been one coordinated day of anti-Iraq war ...


Dominance of Minor Party Candidates=Good Radio

Monday, October 21, 2002

The New York State gubernatorial candidates hold their second and very possibly final debate on Sunday. Again, at Governor Pataki's insistence, debate number two will include all seven candidates on the ballot. WNYC's Brian Lehrer may be the only person in the state who liked ...


Brian Lehrer's Nightmare

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

WNYC's Brian Lehrer fell asleep Thursday night listening to Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio talk about all the terrible things that could happen as a result of going to war, then announcing he would vote yes on the war resolution. When Brian woke up, he ...


Commentary: Remembrance

Monday, September 16, 2002

It's been an emotional week of remembrances for the New York City area. But WNYC's Brian Lehrer says sad as this week may have been, it also highlights something to be thankful for that we may take for granted.

For most people, the emotional peak of ...


Commentary: Boycott Israel

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Various versions of a Boycott Israel petition are circulating on the internet and elsewhere. Some target products made in Israel, others are aimed at any U.S. company that does business with Israel. WNYC's Brian Lehrer opposes these campaigns, and finds one in particular very disturbing.

Brian: ...

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A Hitchhiker's Guide To The War on Terrorism

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Anchor: In politics, they sometimes use the word hitchhiking to describe the act of attaching old agendas onto new scenarios. WNYC's Brian Lehrer is here now with A Hitchhiker's Guide To The War on Terrorism.

Pick your least favorite interest group and you'll probably find it ...


Eight Questions for Ground Zero Redevelopment

Friday, July 19, 2002

Today at the Javitz Center, the public gets to react to the six official proposals for redeveloping ground zero, released this week by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. WNYC's Brian Lehrer says if you re planning to go, here are eight questions you might want ...


Brian Lehrer: A Noble Draw

Monday, July 15, 2002

Brian: All this whining by baseball fans over the all star game tie. Why not accept the fact that the best players from the american and national leagues played a highly entertaining game for 3 and a half hours, played two overtime innings, used up ...


Brian Lehrer: Beware My Vacation

Monday, July 08, 2002

WNYC talk show host Brian Lehrer has noticed a pattern in the news. Whenever he takes a vacation, the most memorable stories of the year always seem to break. Brian says last week was no exception.

BRIAN: This time, I was off a measly five work ...


Plenty of "180s" in the News This Week

Monday, June 10, 2002

ANCHOR LEAD: President Bush, who long opposed the idea of a homeland security department, now says that's the best way to prevent terrorism. If that seems like an unusual one-eighty, WNYC's Brian Lehrer says it was actually typical of this week's news.

BRIAN: remember the Woody ...


Brian Lehrer: Andrew Cuomo His Own Worst Enemy?

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Carl McCall has won the backing of the New York State Democratic Party in his campaign for governor. But his endorsement was upstaged by the decision of his rival, Andrew Cuomo, to skip the party convention altogether and go right onto the September primary.

WNYC's ...


Commentary: The Communique From the Vatican

Monday, May 06, 2002

It's been more than a week now since the American cardinals released the communiqué on sexual abuse following their two-day summit at the Vatican. And a lot has been said in the media and in catholic circles about how close to a zero tolerance policy the ...


Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: One Opinion

Monday, April 08, 2002

Anchor: In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, each side clings to the memory of its past sufferings to justify retaliation. In this commentary, WNYC's Brian Lehrer says both sides are using the past the obliterate the future.

Brian: In 1986, author and holocaust survivor Elli Weisel won the ...


Opinion: Should Israel be a Jewish State?

Monday, March 11, 2002

It's hard to find much new to say on the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The Israelis harp on the evils of terrorism, the Palestinians on the evils of occupation. The language of blame predominates, and is numbingly predictable. But the new school panel had at least ...


Reversal in the Abner Louima Case

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

But wnyc's Brian Lehrer has been wondering about the other part of the appeals court bombshell: the overturning of the obstruction of justice convictions of all three defendants, that seems to have left the blue wall of silence in tact.

As it turns out, the prosecutor ...


Reversal in the Abner Louima Case

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

But wnyc's Brian Lehrer has been wondering about the other part of the appeals court bombshell: the overturning of the obstruction of justice convictions of all three defendants, that seems to have left the blue wall of silence in tact.

As it turns out, the prosecutor ...


Bloomberg and the NYPD

Monday, February 18, 2002

One of the biggest challenges for mayor-elect mike bloomberg, as for any mayor, will be to preside successfully over the nypd. But wnyc’s brian lehrer says with hard economic times and new security demands, it will be particularly difficult in 2002.

ANCHOR: wnyc’s brian lehrer. You ...


Ground Zero Statue

Monday, February 18, 2002

ANCHOR: It’s back to the drawing board for the idea of a statue to represent the three white firefighters who hoisted an american flag at ground zero after the world trade center attacks. The controversial design that depicted the firefighters as white black and latino ...