Treasures of Ancient Egypt

July 3, 2002

Join us for a tour of the National Gallery's new exhibit, "The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt," which showcases the largest collection of ancient artifacts ever loaned by Egypt to the U.S.

Cultivating Your Voice

January 25, 2002

Susan Miller, director of Georgetown University's Center for the Voice, talks about the important roles vocal tone and body language play in communication. She offers tips on enhancing the effectiveness of both public speaking and everyday...

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser

December 18, 2001

Earlier this year, Michael Kaiser became president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He joins Diane to talk about his plans for the Kennedy Center, and about the challenges facing all arts organizations.


November 1, 2001

A panel joins Diane to talk about the Muslim holiday Ramadan, its significance to Muslims around the world, and the ongoing debate over whether to reduce or suspend military activity in Afghanistan during the month-long observance.

Elizabeth Peters: "Lord of the Silent" (William Morrow)

May 29, 2001

Egyptologist Barbara Mertz is also a best-selling author - under the nom de plume Elizabeth Peters, she's put her academic training to good use in her series of mystery novels featuring archaeologist-turned-sleuth Amelia Peabody. The...

Carl Anthony: "America's First Families" (Touchstone)

January 12, 2001

Later this month, the Clinton family leaves its home of the last eight years, and the Bush family moves into the famous address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Historian Carl Anthony talks about private life at the White House over the last...

Kenn Harper: "Give Me My Father's Body" (Steerforth Press)

May 9, 2000

In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary brought a group of Eskimos to New York City. A young boy named Minik was among them. After several of the Eskimos died, Minik was horrified to realize that their skeletons -- including that of his own...

Michael Waldman: "The Second Amendment: A Biography"

January 1, 1990

A legal scholar on the history of the Constitutional right to bear arms. He argues that current gun laws are the result of political lobbying and distort the original intent of the Second Amendment.

Stephen Wade: "The Beautiful Music All Around Us"

January 1, 1990

The stories behind 13 performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings across the U.S. from 1934-1942. Banjo player and writer Stephen Wade on America's rich musical traditions.

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