Music

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson (Rebroadcast)

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson (Rebroadcast)

September 6, 2010

Smokey Robinson has been called "America's poet laureate of love." The Motown legend on his fifty years in the music industry, the addiction that nearly ended his career and co-writing thousands of songs.

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking)

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking)

August 12, 2010

Rosanne Cash on finding her voice. The oldest daughter of legendary singer Johnny Cash has a new memoir on growing up in the context of her family legacy. She also has a new cd of what her father called essential country songs.

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson

July 20, 2010

Smokey Robinson has been called "America's poet laureate of love." The Motown legend on his fifty years in the music industry, the addiction that nearly ended his career and co-writing thousands of songs.

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

July 13, 2010

Set in a village in coastal Maine, the novel tells the story of two families who experience a great tragedy that rips them apart and brings them together.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter

April 27, 2010

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter talks about her latest album, "The Age of Miracles." She describes it as "a personal exploration of regret and resilience but also a ... more universal expression of wonder" of the times...

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman

January 25, 2010

Rocco Landesman produced Broadway mega-hits like Angels in America and The Producers. He explains why he's come to Washington to chair the National Endowment for the Arts.

Carole King (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2009

Carole King joins Diane to talk about her many achievements in recording, songwriting, and activism -- including her Grammy Awards and work on behalf of environmental causes and political candidates.

Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2009

Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell on collaborating with friends. He talks about performing at major concert halls around the world, taking part in a White House Music Series, and playing for change at a D.C. Metro station.

Andy Williams: "Moon River and Me" (Rebroadcast)

December 13, 2009

Diane talks with legendary entertainer, Andy Williams, about his seven decades in show business, his Emmy-winning variety show, and performing live at the age of eighty-two.

Andy Williams: "Moon River and Me"

December 10, 2009

Diane talks with legendary entertainer, Andy Williams, about his seven decades in show business, his Emmy-winning variety show, and performing live at the age of 82.

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