New York Times

The Takeaway

Why Israel is The World's Toughest Beat

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In just three years, the NYT's Jodi Rudoren has covered two Israeli national elections, two wars in Gaza, failed peace talks and watched the fallout from regional political instability.

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The Takeaway

Honda's Deadly Secret Exposed

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new New York Times investigation examines how and why Honda failed, for years, to disclose widespread air bag problems that were causing fatalities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why the New York Times Didn't Endorse Anyone for Governor

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Times' editorial board decided that while Gov. Cuomo failed at rooting out corruption, his opponent lacks experience, so they endorsed no one in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Arthur Gelb

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Arthur Gelb was one of those quintessential success stories: he rose from being a copy boy in 1944 to managing editor of The New York Times.  In the many years before he retired in 1989, Gelb was a passionate presence at the paper – writing for the culture pages, developing daily stand-alone sections like Sports-Monday, Science Times, Dining, Home, and Weekend.  He admitted, at one point, that “I’m not sure I would have wanted to work for me when I was an editor.  I was well aware that not every reporter was eager to chase down the countless (if sometimes dubious) leads I proposed – and some eyed me as though I were some kind of madman.”  He died at the age of 90.  But you can still hear Leonard’s conversation with Gelb in 2003.


The Brian Lehrer Show

What Does Jill Abramson's Firing Mean?

Monday, May 19, 2014

What the Abramson firing says about the troubling way women are treated in corporate America.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Exit Interview: Clyde Haberman and His "B-List" NYC Issues

Friday, January 03, 2014

After 37 years, Clyde Haberman is leaving The New York Times. He talks to Brian about his career as a reporter and columnist, and some of the lesser issues that still matter and help define life in the city, from noise to walkability.

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Song Travels

Song Travels presents Stephen Holden

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion before he went on to write up everything from film to cabaret. Music has been with him every step of the way. On this week’s program Holden illustrates his life’s journey through musical milestones from Bob Dylan to Sinatra to Sting.

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Word Up: Youth Fills in the Blanks as Crosswords Turn 100

Friday, December 20, 2013

Crosswords are a hundred years young as a new generation of constructors adds LOL and more.