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The Brian Lehrer Show

Robert Gates; NJ State of the State; A-Rod; Skyscrapers; Mo Rocca

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

As Secretary of Defense in both the Bush and Obama White Houses, Robert Gates played a role in the two defining wars of our time. Secretary Gates reflects on his career and the tensions between military policy and domestic politics. Then: on the heels of Bridgegate, what is the state of the state of New Jersey? New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney analyzes Chris Christie's SOTS address. Plus: What A-Rod's suspension reveals about professional doping regimens, a look at modern skyscrapers and Mo Rocca joins us to take listener calls.


Analysis: Can the A-Rod Brand Survive This Latest Curve Ball?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A-Rod has found himself at the center of Major League Baseball's latest doping investigation. He denies the accusation that he used banned steroids during the Yankees' 2009 World Series run and, possibly, as recently as last season. And now he's taking steps like so many embattled athletes before him to preserve his legacy. But is it too late?