Left, Right & Center

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For the 1959 film, see Left Right and Centre.
Left, Right & Center
Genre Talk show
Running time ca. 25 min.
Country US
Language(s) English
Home station KCRW
Syndicates KCRW
Host(s) Josh Barro
Robert Scheer
Recording studio Santa Monica, California
Audio format Stereophonic
Opening theme "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
Website Official website
Podcast Podcast

Left, Right, & Center is a weekly half-hour public radio program that provides a "civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate."[1] The show's regular co-hosts are the following:[1]

Until January 2015, Matthew Miller, senior fellow at the progressive Center for American Progress represented the center as moderator.[3]

Until his death in 2012, Tony Blankley, editorial page editor of the Washington Times represented the right.

After Blankley's death, various conservative writers and pundits have appeared as guests to represent a conservative viewpoint. Conservative columnist David Frum has made numerous appearances to fill this role,[4] and Rich Lowry from the conservative National Review is now billed as co-host on the right.

The show is recorded each Friday, produced by KCRW in Santa Monica, California[1] by Sarah Spitz, although hosts typically contribute over ISDN telephone lines from wherever they happen to be. After covering the week's events, each host gets a short period of time to "rant" about whatever they like without fear of rebuttal.

The broadcast is bookended by theme music "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.


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