Performing Arts

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...

Stefan Kanfer: "Tough Without a Gun"

Stefan Kanfer: "Tough Without a Gun"

February 16, 2011

Humphrey Bogart was an unlikely leading man. He was neither conventionally handsome nor a versatile actor. But he had a unique style. Bogie starred in such classics as "The Maltese Falcon,” “Casablanca,” and “The African...

A Conversation with Richard Dreyfuss

January 24, 2011

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss wants to have more close encounters of the civics kind. He joins Diane to talk about his career and his passion for teaching American history.

Robert Gottlieb: "Sarah" (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2010

19th-century actress Sarah Bernhardt had a flair for the dramatic -- both on and off the stage. A new biography separates fact from the many fictions about her life. Diane and author Robert Gottlieb explore Bernhardt's improbable rise to...

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 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.

Edward Norton: "Stone"

Edward Norton: "Stone"

October 4, 2010

Academy Award nominee Edward Norton has a reputation for playing complex characters. In his upcoming psychological thriller, "Stone," he portrays a convict appearing to find the path to redemption while seeking parole. Edward Norton on...

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