Showing posts with label Brian Lehrer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brian Lehrer. Show all posts

Friday, September 10, 2010

Reshma Saujani On NY1: The Big Moment

Broadway show billboards at the corner of 7th ...Image via WikipediaVideo: NY1 Online: Saujani Makes Case For Unseating Carolyn Maloney
Video: NY1 Online: Saujani Makes Case For Unseating Carolyn Maloney
Video: NY1 Online: Saujani Makes Case For Unseating Carolyn Maloney
Video: NY1 Online: Saujani Makes Case For Unseating Carolyn Maloney
Video: NY1 Online: Saujani Makes Case For Unseating Carolyn Maloney

Four major newspaper endorsements and I was still waiting - breath abated - for this NY1 appearance by Reshma. This is that big moment. The tidal wave of victory begins now. We are on.

I am sure this video will be put on YouTube by the staff, because I would really like to embed the clip. I am sure the campaign will email out the link to the clip to everyone.

This is the best of all of Reshma's TV appearances this election season.

This Elizabeth person puts Chris Matthews to shame. Her questions were probing but not demonizing.

Curiously Jesse Jackson showed up at the studio to greet Reshma right before her appearance on TV. That would make my mood for sure. I am calling this a Chicago conspiracy.

Reshma Saujani is the most amazing politician I ever met. It is good to finally see her on TV. Otherwise Carolyn Baloney had decided the hottest primary race in America was going to suffer a TV blackout. Her CNBC appearance I thought was pretty cool too. But this NY1 appearance is it. This is the ultimate cool.

CNBC is national. NY1 is so New York City.

This is the moment I have been waiting for. The victory march begins now in earnest. I am getting ready for the victory party on Tuesday. What about you? All the labor leaders are invited. I know you are kind of slow, but that's okay. Show up for the victory party on Tuesday.

Reshma Featured On Rediff Property
Maloney Lied Repeatedly In Radio Debate
Radio Debate: Reshma Saujani, Carolyn Maloney
New York Observer Endorsement: Reshma 2010 Now Unstoppable
Maloney Reshma Radio Debate Aftermath
New York Daily News Is Da Bomb
New York Times Also Endorsed David Yassky: Yassky Who?
One Detail Missing In AP Article On Reshma
NY1, NY1, NY1, NY1, NY1
Brian Lehrer's Message To TV Journalists In Town
Carolyn Maloney: Radioface
The Brian Lehrer Show: Reshma Saujani, Carolyn Maloney
Wayne Barrett: Suspicious Package
Village Idiot Wayne Barrett
Maloney Should Skip Radio Debate And Create Jobs For An Hour Instead
Carolyn Maloney: Feeling Ugly?
MyFoxNY: Reshma Saujani
Carolyn Maloney: Chicken
Reshma On CNBC
Vogue India Features Reshma
Sarina Jain: YouTube: Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani: South Asian Powerhouse, National Candidate To The Tech Sector
I Am Angry At Chris Matthews
Reshma For Congress YouTube Channel Reshma Saujani
Chris Matthews Repeated The Lie That Reshma Is Wall Street's Candidate
Reshma Saujani And The Chris Matthews Band
Reshma Saujani At The Huffington Post
Bloomberg Video: Saujani Sees Private Sector Jobs Crucial To Recovery

This NY1 appearance is the crown jewel of all of Reshma Saujani's media appearances this election season so far. Go NY1.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NY1, NY1, NY1, NY1, NY1

Reshma Saujani, Scott Heiferman and Chris Hugh...Image by TCDisrupt via FlickrThe highlight of my Reshma 2010 community conversation in Queens yesterday evening (Roosevelt Island: Community Conversation) was the news that NY1 has decided to call Maloney's bluff and is slated to give Reshma Saujani a 30 minute slot. They invited Maloney. She declined. So they have decided to give Maloney's share of time to Reshma. Now that's what I call courage. Courage on the part of NY1. This was so necessary.

For me it has not been about the first Indian American woman running for Congress thing. I have been too individualistic to bother joining the Indian American community in this country so far. So far I have followed interest groups. For me it has been about Reshma's political talent.

And now we are about to see the turning point. (We Intend To Swamp Maloney: The East Side Is Going Electric)

I give the credit for this wonderful move to Brian Lehrer. He did something really innovative. And that is how the dam burst. (Brian Lehrer's Message To TV Journalists In Town)

How am I going to watch this though? I don't own a TV. I hope they put out the whole segment on YouTube.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brian Lehrer's Message To TV Journalists In Town

The Brian Lehrer Show: Reshma Saujani, Carolyn Maloney

Brian Lehrer is a journalist with entrepreneurial tendencies. He just showed his chops to me. You can be working for a big company and get entrepreneurial inside of it. You can be running a NGO and get entrepreneurial.

Carolyn Maloney has decided that the hottest primary race in all of America (Reshma's Is Top Primary Race To Watch In America: BusinessWeek In May) is going to have to suffer a TV blackout. What I want to see is if the TV journalists in this town will let her get away with that.

Brian Lehrer just called Carolyn Maloney's bluff. He figured she is not going to show up if he calls it a debate, so he invited her for an interview instead. And it was not much of a time commitment. All she needed to do was get on the phone for 10 minutes. And Brian Lehrer invited Reshma Saujani for an interview. And he ran the interview one after the other. And it felt like a debate.

This makes Brian Lehrer the top journalist of his kind in this town, print, radio, TV and online included. This guy surely has a trick or two up his sleeves.

I think it is high time TV journalists in this town followed in Brian Lehrer's footsteps.

Charlie Rangel: Monkeyface
Carolyn Maloney: Radioface
Power Shoe
Hillary's Support For Reshma Can Not Be Spinned Away
Hillary Clinton Just Endorsed Reshma Saujani
Credit For Credit Card Bill Goes To Barack Obama
Maloney, You Are Not Reshma's Role Model
Reshma Is Bigger Than Hillary
Carolyn Maloney Is The Problem
Baruch Plus Radio Plus NY1 Could Work
Carolyn Maloney: Feeling Ugly?
Barack Obama Just Endorsed Reshma Saujani
Carolyn Maloney's Newest Lie

The Brian Lehrer Show: Reshma Saujani, Carolyn Maloney

Primary Season: NY's 14th Congressional District
The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer is a known name unlike the no name radio journalist who is hosting the September 7 radio debate between Reshma Saujani and Carolyn Maloney. And still after listening to this audio clip my suspicions have been confirmed. What we need is TV debates.

Maloney does not even deserve credit for the credit card bill but in this interview she goes ahead and takes credit for the entire Wall Street reform bill. Give a finger and she bites the entire hand.

She dodges the ethics question. She sounds just like Rangel. I might have violated ethics on a few specific occasions, but look at all the other good things I have done.

Reshma, on the other hand, is completely oozing with new ideas and with promise. She is one of those who show up once in a generation, if that.

Maloney is mediocre. Reshma is excellent. I'd vote for excellent.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finally A Debate? Is A Non Debate A Debate?

YouTubeImage via WikipediaThere are all sorts of news stories saying Carolyn Maloney has finally agreed to a debate with Reshma Saujani. I will believe it once I see it. Until then I have my fingers crossed. Maloney has danced this dance before. She will say yes to a debate, and then a few days later she will say she did not say it, never.

A radio debate in the middle of a work day? I say even TV is not good enough. What we need is a YouTube debate. People will have the option to watch whenever they want, and they will have the option to comment. I say a YouTube debate sponsored by a few TV stations. So it's on TV at night, and it's on YouTube as well.

FDR was a while ago. Granted Maloney is from a different era, but trust me, YouTube is just like being on TV. It is not like you have to put on extra makeup or anything.

NY Daily News: Reshma Saujani Vs. Carolyn Maloney On Debating... Again: As you can see here in this clip by Melissa Russo of NBC, when (twice) asked if she'd debate her NY-14 Democratic primary challenger, Reshma Saujani, Rep. Carolyn Maloney first dodged, and then said their staffs were talking and she would "consider it." .... Of course, we've blogged about this issue about a million times -- Saujani trying to invite, push, cajole, whatever you want to call it -- Maloney into debating.... The same arguments stand now as stood then -- Saujani would want to get Maloney into a forum where she could a) show her stuff against the congresswoman, b) get more public attention, and c) expose Maloney to a possible gaffe... which, from a strategic standpoint are all the reasons why the incumbent might not want to do it.
Reshma Saujani On Radio Debate: Apparently, That's Not Good Enough: Remember yesterday, when I wondered if maybe my days (weeks, months?) of blogging about the debate-scheduling squabbles between Reshma Saujani and incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney were over? ..... WWRL debate is scheduled to occur in the middle of a weekday on a radio station with no television cameras, at a time when most New Yorkers are at work
Capital Tonight: Maloney Agrees To Debate Saujani: woman-to-woman face-off on Sept. 7
OurTownNY: Maloney Agrees To Debate: The debate will also be on a Tuesday on a radio show most Upper East Side voters probably don’t tune in to regularly. (Perhaps WNYC’s Brian Lehrer would have been more suitable for this race.) .... Previously, Baruch College on the East Side sent out a letter asking the two to debate on its campus Aug. 26, but Maloney would not agree..... The decision to debate came after an interview with NBCNewYork, in which Maloney told a reporter, “My campaign staff is talking to her campaign staff and I’m sure that the issues and the records will be put forward.” .... Saujani’s campaign manager, Kevin Lawler, released a statement saying, “We must have missed those calls and emails—because that’s news to us,” adding, “There has been no effort from her staff to even contact our campaign to discuss the issue.” .... James Allen, Saujani’s spokesperson, said that the campaign has not accepted the Errol Louis debate and wants to hash out mutually agreeable terms
The Lo-Down NY: Maloney/Saujani Schedule Debate, Bike Lane Wars, Pies ‘n’ Thighs for Breakfast
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