Radio Show Host
Born: 1952 New York
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Brian Lehrer is host of "The Brian Lehrer Show," WNYC Radio's daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. The show airs weekdays from 10am-noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org
"The Brian Lehrer Show" was recognized with a 2007 George Foster Peabody Award for "Radio That Builds Community Rather Than Divides."
Time Magazine has called Lehrer's show "New York City's most thoughtful and informative talk show." The Daily News calls it "cutting edge" for its extreme interactivity and creative use of the internet. Guests range from politicians such as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, to cultural figures such as Bill T. Jones and Sarah Jessica Parker to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, gossip columnist Michael Musto, and New York City middle school students.
Lehrer was a questioner in the 2006 televised campaign debates for U.S. Senate and Governor of New York, and in the televised New York City Mayoral Debates in 1997, 2001 and 2005.
He has hosted his eponymous program, originally called "On The Line," since its inception in 1989. Prior, he was an anchor and reporter for the NBC Radio Networks, and an award-winning author and documentary producer.