Performing Arts

Lynn Sherr: "America the Beautiful" (Public Affairs)

November 27, 2001

ABC correspondent Lynn Sherr tells the story behind one of the nation's most beloved songs, "America the Beautiful."

Johanna Fiedler: "Molto Agitato" (Doubleday)

November 20, 2001

Johanna Fiedler takes us behind the scenes at one of the most prestigious, turbulent, and secretive cultural institutions in the world: the Metropolitan Opera.

Jean Stapleton

October 11, 2001

Actress Jean Stapleton is best-known for her role as ditzy Edith Bunker on the long-running TV show "All in the Family," but she's currently playing former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in "Eleanor: Her Secret Journey" at...

Gottlieb and Kimball: "Reading Lyrics" (Pantheon)

January 8, 2001

Diane talks with Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball about the book they've co-edited, Reading Lyrics (Pantheon). It's a collection of some of the best-written song lyrics of the 20th century, from Broadway shows, cabaret acts, pop...

John Rubinstein on Arthur Rubinstein

January 26, 2000

On the occasion of the release of a comprehensive discography of the late pianist Arthur Rubinstein's work, his son John Rubinstein talks about his father's life and career.

On The Job: Piano Teachers

January 7, 2000

In the first installment of our new "One the Job" series, Diane talks with a panel of piano teachers about different approaches to helping people of all ages and all levels learn to play the piano.

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