The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Bernard-Henri Lévy, Mo Rocca and More'The Brian Lehrer Show Live'
Originally Aired: Tuesday February 12, 2019
Watch a live stream as Brian Lehrer broadcasts WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning show from The Greene Space.
On the show: philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, author of the new book “The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World”; Mo Rocca, host of the new podcast Mobituaries; Jonathan Alter, co-director of the new HBO documentary “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists”; and more.
Legendary Journalism From a Bygone Era
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Jonathan Alter, MSNBC analyst, co-host of Sirius XM’s Alter Family Politics, and Daily Beast columnist, talks about the new HBO documentary he co-directed and co-produced, called “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists.” The documentary celebrates the two legendary New York journalists – plus he’ll talk about the national political news of the day.
A ‘Good’ School is a Diverse School
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mayor de Blasio commissioned a panel to make recommendations on how to better integrate New York City’s highly segregated public schools. Brian talks about how the group is advising the city to tackle segregation with WNYC education reporter Jessica Gould; Matt Gonzales, director of the school diversity project at New York Appleseed; and Frantzy Luzincourt, a City College student, chief of staff of IntegrateNYC and member of the New York City School Diversity Advisory Group.
A French Philosopher’s Take on America’s Role in the World
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Bernard-Henri Lévy, philosopher and author of The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World (Henry Holt and Co. 2019), talks about his new book.
Mo Rocca Asks, ‘Where Did They Go?’
11:30 am – 11:59 am
Mo Rocca, correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, talks about his new podcast Mobituaries. The podcast explores the history of people (and things) who might have disappeared from view, but continue to intrigue him, including entertainers like Vaughn Meader and…the station wagon.
Please note: The Brian Lehrer Show is a daily news program. All guests are subject to change based on the news of the day and the needs of the show.