Performing Arts

Ben Vereen and Judd Hirsch

February 1, 2002

American stage and screen veterans Ben Vereen and Judd Hirsch join Diane to talk about their careers and their current project, in which they're appearing together at Ford's Theater in Washington in "I'm Not Rappaport," a play...

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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