Performing Arts

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.

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

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

May 31, 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...

Louis Gossett Jr: "An Actor and a Gentleman"

Louis Gossett Jr: "An Actor and a Gentleman"

May 20, 2010

The Emmy and Academy Award-winning actor recounts the trials and tribulations he faced as an African-American on Broadway and in Hollywood.

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

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

March 29, 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...

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.

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