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Thursday, August 12, 2004

This is the blog entry we writing just before Jim McGreevey made his speech this afternoon:

By now you must know that James McGreevey has resigned as Governor of New Jersey. But do you remember that he's the sixth governor in four years? The others were Christie Whitman (resigned to ...

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Not just for kids

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

A story broke after the show about Toys R Us getting its etch-a-sketch all shaken up by Wal mart.

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Watch and Learn

Monday, August 09, 2004

News that a European group will monitor the Presidential elections might be a little humbling for the powers that be. Officials from the OSCE will send over observers to monitor balloting in November to avoid potential irregularities. Although the US signed up to an agreement to monitor ...

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All Dressed Up....?

Friday, August 06, 2004

Casual Fridays have extended themselves into Thursdays, Wednesdays and even Mondays! What does it say about our productivity in a global economy? Would July’s employment numbers have been better if we had better dress sense?

One anonymous Public Radio employee told us that she would not give ...

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Ridge over Troubled Waters?

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Tomorrow on the show: WNYC's Chris Bannon welcomes Admiral James Loy, Deputy Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. He'll be our first guest from the Department since it was created in November 2002.

The New York Times ran a blistering editorial about Tom Ridge's periodic terror alerts ...

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What To Do When You're Expecting Elephants?

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Q: What do you do when you're expecting elephants in just a few weeks' time?

A: Roll out the red carpet, put the china in the attic, and get ready for a wild ride!

Now that the Democratic Convention in Boston is behind us, we're thinking a lot about how ...

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Hospital Horrors

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

We’re still catching up on some of the news we missed during last week's all-consuming convention coverage. A few days ago, a study found 195,000 Americans die of medical errors a year – the 6th leading cause of deaths. The story drew many stories from listeners today and inspired some of these emails. Let us know what you think.

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The Monday After

Monday, August 02, 2004

Here are some left-over photos from the end of last week. We saved them for you because they're so good!

Friday

The BBC's Robin Lustig chats with Brian & Co at WBUR. Just passing through, old chap!

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The Ghosts in the Machine

Friday, July 30, 2004

Today was the first time in a week we covered anything other than the convention – albeit for the last 20 minutes. We’ll be back to our normal coverage by Monday (though the convention news will invariably crop up in the politics roundup).

I must say it was ...

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The Blogger Becomes the Blogged!

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Deutsche Welle's website has included the Brian Lehrer Show Blog in a feature on convention bloggers (in German).


It's always Brian Lehrer Show time on the web

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It's Getting Hot in Here

Thursday, July 29, 2004

It's 5:26 pm and for the first time, this blogger has enocuntered a line of more than two minutes to enter the Fleet Center. Apparently one of the two main entrances has been closed, and demonstrators and police are gathering at the perimeter.

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John! Hillary! Robert (Reich)!

Thursday, July 29, 2004

John Kerry did a dry run today on the main podium this morning at about 11:45...

Hillary did her first 'in studio' with us today

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The Final Push

Thursday, July 29, 2004

[unity, unity, unity]
Coming up this morning: Hillary Clinton and Elliott Spitzer. Listen for any chink in their message of unity. As one reporter remarked to us yesterday, all this talk of getting together behind one candidate is making things awfully boring for us! We know, everyone wants to put the bruising '01 mayoral and '02 gubernatorial primaries behind them--not to mention unseat Bush--but you gotta give us some red meat!

[political buttons]

Taking poetic license with Teresa's words

[Stakeout: Louisbourg Square]

The Kerry-Heinz-Kerry (?) residence is somewhere near the far corner, according to a secret service agent

Also convening in Boston this week: followers of Falun Gong

This is what we see every day on the way to and from the Fleet Center


Kerry-Edwards not working for you? Try this.

What do you want to see? Email us!

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Coming Up Tonight: Black Eyed Peas!

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Yes, we got a preview of tonight's musical component--a seriously thumping tune by Black Eyed Peas, which got what appeared to be 90% of the on-hand press onto the convention floor


Where is the love? Right here in the Fleet Center!

[some candids from the morning show]

Senator Jon Corzine


Senator Robert Byrd and Andrea Bernstein

What do you want to see? Email us!

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The Booth Grows

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Day three begins and our base at booth 56, which Brian has often described as 'six feet by six', is rapidly expanding...


What will the neighbors say?


He was supposed to be on our show right after Katie...not!

[Dept. of Political Rising Stars]

Dude, I just saw Ben Affleck. rotfl! ;}


Al Sharpton protege Jarrett Maupin Jr. (aka 'mini-me')

[Night and Day]

One of the things we've been noticing while doing our regular morning show and an evening show is the difference between day and night here at Fleet.

DAY
musical acts practicing on the podium
no people in silly outfits
no politicians milling around
Dunkin' Donuts closed

C'mon guys, follow your lines on the TeleprompTer!

NIGHT
floor passes hard to come by
lots of people in silly outfits
top politicians suddenly appear out of nowhere
Dunkin' Donuts open and doing a roaring business


Senator Clinton ambushed by the cameras in front of a bathroom. Her suit matches the walls.


Take one step closer, Jesse, and you're dead meat!

click below for a gallery of some political expressions

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Opening Night

Tuesday, July 27, 2004


All parties are low in carbs. Choose on taste.

The convention opened last night with famous Americans such as Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Patti Labelle. But don’t think we got any closer to the action than any ...

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I Can Hear You, New York

Monday, July 26, 2004


Brian speaks with DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe. It's his party.


The view from Brian's seat.


Guest David Chastine

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Pre-Convention Jitters

Monday, July 26, 2004

We arrived in Boston yesterday and immediately made our way to the Park Plaza Hotel, where a who's who of New York Democrats (and the journalists who follow them) is convening all this week.

On the BL Show today: New Jersey Governor James McGreevey , cyber opinionmaker

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Boston Tea Party

Friday, July 23, 2004

We're packing our bags and moving our act to Boston for the next week. We've made lists of what we need to take with us: alarm clocks, blackberries, energy bars. And made a list of who we want to see: Bill and Hillary, ...

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The Final Word

Thursday, July 22, 2004

The September 11 Commission released it's final report today (and since their website is down right now, the public interest must be more than they expected). Among the recommendations were the creation of a center for counter terrorism and a new Intelligence Director post. This was no surprise ...

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