Paige Cowett

Associate Producer

Paige Cowett appears in the following:

The Hunger Games Message about Military Recruiting

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stanley Tucci’s blue hair, Elizabeth Banks’ pink eyelashes, and the brutal slaughter of young children could easily have distracted you from a quieter question at the center of dystopian future in The Hunger Games: who fights in wars and why do they volunteer to do it?

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2011 State of the Union Quiz

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

President Obama will deliver the State of the Union speech tonight. What do you know about this tradition and how have other presidents used this address in past years? We'll be giving this quiz to those attending our SOTU watching party at The Greene Space, but you can take it from home too. And -- no googling!


Six Degrees of Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Below you'll see the political networks of each of the major New York gubernatorial candidates. These network maps illustrate confirmed political ties between each of the candidates and their allies. These ties include professional relationships and reported campaign contributors--but they also include the harder-to-track social ties and informal advisory roles that are invaluable in politics. For example—Jennifer Cunningham is not a paid advisor to Andrew Cuomo, but she's known to be an influential advisor nonetheless.

»» Click here to see a bigger/navigable version of the influence map

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Listener Suggestions: Young Adult Reading List

Thursday, August 26, 2010

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's August weekly series, Book Futures, on the future of the publishing industry with Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, we asked you to help us make a reading list for young adults. Here are your suggestions!

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Map Your Moves: Data Visualization Challenge Submissions

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

As part of our 10 Questions that Count census project, we asked you to Map Your Moves by filling out a survey where you've lived over the last ten years and why you moved. Then we asked all of you graphic designers, mappers, statisticians or any other kind of data visualization gurus, to play with the data and make the information beautiful. (More information about the Map Your Moves challenge here)

Here are the the submissions we've received. Feel free to add your thoughts below. Any favorites? Learn anything new? Share your feedback!

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What Brian Missed While on Vacation

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Brian famously misses big news while on vacation. What is the most important news that happened while he was away for the past two weeks?

Tell us the most interesting or underreported news of the last two weeks. Post your pick below and be sure to listen in to the show on Monday when Brian returns.


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Oscar's Documentary Nominees

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Everyone's paying attention to Avatar and Up, but all this week at the Brian Lehrer Show we're highlighting some of the documentaries up for a 2010 Oscar. They may not get the hype, but they still deserve to be seen. Hear the BL Show segments and watch the trailers below.

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January Weekly Series: Bad Parent

Thursday, January 28, 2010

from Pierre Bedat

from Pierre Bedat


Rufus Griscom, the founder of, has been the weekly guest for the month of January. Each week we delved into one of the parenting taboos highlighted on the taboo-smashing ...

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NJ Assemblyman Chiappone Charged With Corruption

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A grand jury has charged Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone and his wife Diane with taking more than $8,000 from state paychecks for legislative aides and moving the money into campaign and personal accounts. Chiappone represents Bayonne.

He told The Jersey Journal that he was ...