Performing Arts

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

October 23, 2012

Ben Vereen's TV, film and stage career has spanned decades, with roles in the miniseries "Roots" and numerous Broadway musicals. A devastating accident gave the Tony Award-winning actor a reason to embrace life. He talks with Diane about his career and recent efforts to raise awareness about diabetes.

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

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

October 22, 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?

Lois Banner: "Marilyn"

August 2, 2012

Fifty years after Marilyn Monroe's death, a female biographer says the sexy "dumb blonde" was actually a smart and complex woman of many parts: model, film star, businesswoman and feminist. Lois Banner talks with Diane about her new book, "Marilyn."

Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

June 20, 2012

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.

Copyright Law in the Digital Age

January 5, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss the role of copyright laws, how long a copyright should last, and the challenges of protecting new creative works in the digital age.

Diane Keaton: "Then Again" (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2011

The Academy award-winning actress discusses her new memoir focusing on the close relationship she had with her mother.

Actor John Hurt

Actor John Hurt

December 1, 2011

John Hurt has spent much of his career playing misfits and outsiders. Although he’s known for his well worn face, he’s also known for his very distinctively rich voice. Hurt has appeared in over a hundred films in his five decades...

Diane Keaton: "Then Again"

November 17, 2011

The Academy award-winning actress discusses her new memoir focusing on the close relationship she had with her mother.

John Lithgow:  "Drama:  An Actor's Education"

John Lithgow: "Drama: An Actor's Education"

September 29, 2011

John Lithgow talks with Diane about the backstage history of his acting career in the years before he became nationally known. The award-winning actor relives his collaboration with renowned performers and directors and explains why he's driven to perform.

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

March 14, 2011

Edward Albee is one of the most influential living American playwrights today. In his over fifty years of works, he's received numerous awards and the honors keep coming. A new festival of Albee's plays at Washington, DC's Arena Stage...

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