New York magazine heard about last week's roast celebrating Leonard Lopate's 25 years on WNYC and felt that it qualified as both 'Highbrow' and 'Brilliant' when deciding where to place it on its weekly Approval Matrix.
On Thursday, March 25, host Andy Borowitz and a roster of all-star guests gathered at The Cooper Union's Great Hall to celebrate Leonard's 25 years on WNYC. Watch the video created for the event and see how people answer the question: "Lenny or Brian?"
Help celebrate Leonard Lopate’s 25 years at WNYC. Answer our call for haikus written in his honor by submitting your own 17 syllable toast to Leonard.
We’ll celebrate Leonard Lopate’s 25 years on WNYC by revisiting some of the show’s most memorable moments. On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone takes us through interviews with Henry Kissinger, Barack Obama, Carol Channing, and many more (including one with the inventor of the female condom). Plus, a James Beard Award-winning segment that featured an on-air "smell" experiment with Ruth Reichl and Daniel Boulud.
Some friends of The Leonard Lopate Show dropped by to record anniversary wishes for Leonard in honor of his 25 years at WNYC.
Sir Harold Evans
Our all-Leonard photo gallery includes childhood snapshots and pictures that trace Leonard's distinguished on-air career, including photos with famous guests from Jimmy Carter to Sarah Jessica Parker.
Before guests are interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show they are asked to fill out a short, four question survey. Over the years, a diverse group of guests have shared their answers, including Barack Obama, Kathryn Bigelow and Alice Waters. Browse their replies and submit your own.
Host, The Leonard Lopate Show
Host, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
Economist, NY Times columnist