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Alcoholics Anonymous

The Brian Lehrer Show

Is AA for Everyone?

Monday, April 06, 2015

Author and journalist Gabrielle Glaser questions the methods - and results - of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Investigating Supplements; An AA Critique; the End of 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 06, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the supplements industry; more on the Iran deal; California's drought; a critique of AA and the beginning of the end of "Mad Men."

On The Media

My Name Is Hollywood And I Have A Problem

Friday, March 06, 2015

Even if you've never been to an AA meeting, chances are you think you know how one works, thanks largely to film and television. Not so, says investigative journalist Gabrielle Glaser.

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On The Media

On the Rocks

Friday, March 06, 2015

ISIS' cruelty has now been directed at priceless artifacts. This week we examine the media's reaction to the destruction. Also, Hillary Clinton’s email habits have reporters scrambling.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding Women and Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Gabrielle Glaser, journalist and author of Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink—And How They Can Regain Control discusses how one violent offender took advantage of the organization to target vulnerable women within the community.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Women in AA; Open Phones on Egyptian Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Anthony Weiner is here to discuss the latest in his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for mayor. Plus: Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation magazine updates us on the George Zimmerman trial that is underway in Florida; violent offenders and vulnerable women mix at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; and we open the phones to Egyptian-Americans to hear thoughts on the anti-Morsi protests and the ultimatum he was given by the army.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Alcoholics Not-So Anonymous

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

David Colman, contributing writer for The New York Times, reflects on the idea of anonymity and addiction in an age when more people are open about their recovery. He recently wrote about Alcoholics Anonymous in the New York Times.

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The Takeaway

Charlie Sheen and AA: A Psychologist's Take

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Actor Charlie Sheen has publicly denounced Alcoholics Anonymous a number of times over the past few weeks. He has also claimed that he "cured" himself of alcoholism "with his mind." Charlie Sheen is only one celebrity, only one dissenting voice among a chorus of professionals who believe in AA. But, thanks to a number of recent, highly-publicized interviews, some psychologists are concerned that Sheen’s comments about AA and alcoholism might affect the way their patients think of the twelve step program and the disease.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Alcoholics Anonymous at 75

Thursday, July 15, 2010

On Alcoholics Anonymous' 75th anniversary, contributing editor at Wired magazine Brendan Koerner investigates why and how AA's 12-step process to kick addiction seems to work for some people.  

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