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The Brian Lehrer Show Live

The Brian Lehrer Show Live

Wednesday January 15 2020 • 10:00am - 12:00pm ET
Available for viewing
In-person event

Photo by Matthew Septimus


Pull up a seat in our intimate studio space and see a live broadcast of WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning radio show.

Host Brian Lehrer will take questions from the audience and welcome guests on stage to talk about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

Karine Jean-Pierre, chief public affairs officer of MoveOn, political activist and analyst and the author of Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America (Hanover Square Press, 2019), offers a recap and analysis of the Des Moines debate among the qualifying Democrats, and talks about the recent drop-outs from the race.

Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, CNN political analyst, co-host of the podcast Politics and Polls, and author of the forthcoming Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin Press, 2020), talks about the next steps in the president’s impeachment trial, as the House plans to vote to send impeachment charges to the Senate.

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and the co-author (with Sheryl WuDunn) of Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope (Knopf, 2020), and Sheryl WuDunn, writer, Pulitzer-prize winning former New York Times reporter, seek to understand how and why so many peers fell victim to addiction, obesity and suicide and how our government has failed the American working class over the past half century.

Roz ChastNew Yorker cartoonist, author of the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and the illustrator of You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples (Celadon Books, 2020), and Patricia MarxNew Yorker contributor, former writer for Saturday Night Live, the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon, and the author of You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples, team up with advice for couples.

Event Details

  • $50 Premium
  • $20 General Admission
  • $18 Member Price

Our lobby opens at 9am and our studio opens at 9:15am. We ask that all audience members be seated by 9:45am. Premium ticket holders get a free tote bag and reserved seating at the front of the house.

2 hours
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York , NY 10014 United States

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