Arts & Culture

President Jimmy Carter: "Hornet's Nest" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2004

In the first work of fiction by a president of the United States, bestselling author Jimmy Carter writes about the Revolutionary War as it was fought in the Deep South.

Julie Andrews: "Dumpy and the Firefighters" (HarperCollins), "Simeon's Gift" (Julie Andrews Collection) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2003

She's best known for her roles in "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music," but Julie Andrews is also the author of numerous children's books. She's recently launched The Julie Andrews Collection of books for young readers...

Maurice Sendak: "The Art of Maurice Sendak" & "Brundibar" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2003

Maurice Sendak, one of the best known artists in children's literature, joins Diane to talk about his two new books. "The Art of Maurice Sendak" traces his work from 1980 to the present. "Brundibar" is Sendak's latest...

Readers' Review: John Hersey's "A Bell for Adano"

December 17, 2003

A panel discusses John Hersey's 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning novel about an American officer with civil authority for overseeing an Italian town after it's been liberated by Allied forces in WWII.

Shirley MacLaine: "Out on a Leash" (Atria Books)

December 15, 2003

In her latest book, the award-winning actress and bestselling author explores the nature of reality and love with her canine companion, Terry. In a wide-ranging interview, she talks about her career, aging, spirituality, reincarnation...

Harry Belafonte

December 9, 2003

Entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte talks about his work as a UN spokesman, promoter of human rights, and career as a singer, actor and producer.

President Jimmy Carter: "Hornet's Nest" (Simon & Schuster)

December 8, 2003

In the first work of fiction by a president of the United States, bestselling author Jimmy Carter writes about the Revolutionary War as it was fought in the Deep South.

Nick Bantock: "The Morning Star" (Chronicle)

December 5, 2003

Author and artist Nick Bantock wraps up the mysterious, epistolary, romantic and lavishly-illustrated story of Griffin and Sabine in this last installment of his popular series.

Marian Burros: "Cooking for Comfort" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2003

The Diane Rehm Show celebrates the ultimate "comfort food" holiday with a rebroadcast of Diane's conversation with New York Times food columnist, Marian Burros. Her new cookbook was inspired by Americans' renewed interest in foods...

Arlo Guthrie (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2003

The eldest son of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie launched his own recording career in 1967 with his cult classic, talking-blues epic about draft dodging, "Alice's Restaurant." Nearly four decades later, his...

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