The Brian Lehrer Show

A Teacher's Influence

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

John Merroweducation correspondent at the PBS NewsHour, president of Learning Matters, and the author of the new book The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership discusses his decades of reporting on education and his new book on the subject. 

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Why Public Broadcasting Matters

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Those of us who love and value classical music are in the minority," writes Midge Woolsey. "We'll always be fighting an uphill battle when it comes to protecting our interests." But it's a battle worth fighting.

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LENNONYC: PBS Releases New John Lennon Documentary

Friday, October 08, 2010

When filmmaker Michael Epstein decided to take a fresh look at the life of John Lennon, he knew that New York City would be his backdrop. Epstein says one of the most important things to tell the story of a person's life is geography.

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StoryCorps Gets Animated, Literally

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The oral preservation society StoryCorps premiered its original animated short series on the PBS documentary show POV (Point of View) this week.

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The Takeaway

Student Debt Higher at For-Profit Colleges

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A recent report by the College Board found students at for-profit colleges graduated with significantly more debt than their counterparts at public and private non-profit schools. President Obama recently overhauled the federal student loan program, changing the landscape for college lenders. Now Congress is considering ways to increase oversight of these for-profit colleges, which receive significant amounts of federal financial aid.


The Takeaway

Revisting the Buffalo Plane Crash, One Year Later

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board released its report on what it believed was the cause for Continental Flight 3407's crash in Buffalo nearly one year ago. After a year long investigation, the NTSB concluded the crash was caused by pilot error, and "complacency and confusion that resulted in catastrophe."

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