The Brian Lehrer Show

Michael Eric Dyson on the 'Ghost' of Fellow Intellectual Cornel West

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In an ongoing feud between two of the most prominent black intellectuals, Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson takes on Cornel West's "bitter" assessment of President Obama.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Intellectual Takedowns; Former White House Press Sec & Why Men Fight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Michael Eric Dyson on his former friend Cornel West; career advice from the former White House press secretary Dana Perino & one theory as to why men fight, and why we like to watch.

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Adlai Stevenson, Presidential Hopeful, Woos Voters and Patriots

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


The Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson, addresses the 1952 American Legion convention at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Charles Rosen, Pianist, Writer and Intellectual, Dies at 85

Monday, December 10, 2012

Charles Rosen – the polymath pianist, lecturer and author of numerous books on classical music and the humanities – died in Manhattan Sunday. Listen to an archival broadcast.

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WQXR Features

10 Questions for Charles Rosen

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The iconclastic pianist, author and scholar Charles Rosen talks with us about his far-reaching career, his love of Chopin, and the future of classical music.

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The Takeaway

The Benefits of Being Wrong

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

President Obama recently admitted that he was wrong to rely heavily on the emergency plans of oil executives in the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It's an admission that presidents don't utter very often, but why? 

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