Brian Lehrer To Appear On Randy Cohen's 'Person Place Thing' Show At The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

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Brian Lehrer To Appear On Randy Cohen's 'Person Place Thing' Show At The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Popular radio host Brian Lehrer, of WNYC's daily call-in program "The Brian Lehrer Show," will appear in conversation with Randy Cohen as part of the popular "Person Place Thing" series at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for members and $20 for the public. To reserve your seat, visit jccmanhattan.org or call 646.505.5708.

"We look forward to legendary New York radio personality Brian Lehrer joining us for 'Person Place Thing,'" said Megan Whitman, director of the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas. "Though he's accustomed to asking the questions, in this event, Brian is sure to surprise the audience with a selection of his most memorable and impactful person, place, and thing."

On his show, Lehrer, whom The New York Times has called a "master interviewer," has interviewed major political figures like Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, and Chris Christie. The show covers politics and life, locally and globally, and airs weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, 820 AM, and wnyc.org. "The Brian Lehrer Show" was recognized in 2007 with a George Foster Peabody Award for "Radio That Builds Community Rather Than Divides." Additionally, Lehrer has won seven Associated Press New York Broadcasters "Best Interview" Awards since 2000. His show was awarded "Best Talk Show" by the Garden State Journalists Association in 2009 and 2011.

He is also a commentator on local and national issues on television and in print. He has appeared on TV channels including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, NY1, and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. He has written op-ed pieces for publications including The New York Times, The Daily News, Newsday, and Slate. Lehrer also hosts a weekly television program on CUNY-TV, "Brian Talks New York."

Lehrer has served as a questioner in televised New York City mayoral debates for every election since 1997. He has hosted his eponymous program, originally called "On The Line," since 1989. Prior, he was an anchor and reporter for the NBC Radio Networks, and an award-winning author and documentary producer. Lehrer holds master's degrees in public health from Columbia University and journalism from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's in music and mass communications from The State University of New York at Albany.

Before writing The New York Times Magazine's "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen wrote humor pieces, essays, and stories for The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Atlantic. He has also won five Emmy awards for his television writing on both "Late Night with David Letterman" and Michael Moore's "TV Nation." His most recent book, "Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything," was published in 2012.

Together with its community, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape. Located on 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the JCC is a vibrant non-profit community center on the Upper West Side. The cornerstone of progressive programming in Manhattan, the JCC serves over 55,000 people annually through 1,200 programs each season that educate, inspire, and transform participants' minds, bodies, and spirits. Since its inception, the JCC has been committed to serving the community by offering programs, classes, and events that reach beyond neighborhood boundaries, reaching people at all stages of their lives. Learn more at jccmanhattan.org.



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