Performing Arts

A Special Rebroadcast: Diane's 1988 Interview With Shirley Temple Black

February 19, 2014

From the archives of The Diane Rehm Show: a special rebroadcast of a 1988 interview with Shirley Temple Black. The child star and former ambassador died last week at age 85.

"Downton Abbey" Creator And Cast Members

"Downton Abbey" Creator And Cast Members

December 11, 2013

The Emmy Award-winning "Downton Abbey" begins its next season in January on PBS. “Downton” creator Julian Fellowes and three cast members on the surprising success of the show and what to expect in season four.

Actor Christine Lahti

October 15, 2013

Actor Christine Lahti is best known for playing a doctor in TV’s "Chicago Hope." She joins Diane to talk about the work that earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar -– and her starring role in a new play.

Ricky Skaggs: "Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music"

August 15, 2013

Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Skaggs reflects on 50 years of playing bluegrass and country hits. In a new memoir, he recalls his early days as a child prodigy in Kentucky and later performing with Ray Charles, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

Shohreh Aghdashloo: "The Alley Of Love And Yellow Jasmines"

June 13, 2013

Emmy Award-winning Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo reflects on her personal journey from Tehran to Hollywood.

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

April 18, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

Former West Wing Actor Richard Schiff

February 4, 2013

Richard Schiff won an Emmy Award for his role as White House communications director Toby Ziegler on "The West Wing." Schiff talks about his latest theater work and why he never planned to be an actor.

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

January 1, 2013

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.

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2012

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?

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