Television

Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

September 11, 2014

The latest documentary by Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the interconnected lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ken Burns on the Roosevelt family and their lasting influence on America.

A Special Rebroadcast: Diane's 1988 Interview With Shirley Temple Black

February 19, 2014

From the archives of The Diane Rehm Show: a special rebroadcast of a 1988 interview with Shirley Temple Black. The child star and former ambassador died last week at age 85.

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

February 17, 2014

What a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable could mean for consumers, content and the future of the Internet.

Jane Pauley: "Your Life Calling"

Jane Pauley: "Your Life Calling"

January 8, 2014

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Pauley is out with a new book about reinventing yourself after age 50. As average life expectancies increase, more people than ever are starting new careers and companies in their 50s and 60.

Shirley Jones: "Shirley Jones: A Memoir" (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2013

Shirley Jones is best known for her starring roles in classic musicals like "Oklahoma!," "Carousel" and "The Music Man." And, of course, she portrayed one of TV's iconic moms in the '70s hit sitcom, "The Partridge Family." Fewer fans may know of her Oscar-winning dramatic role as a prostitute in the 1960 film "Elmer Gantry." Diane speaks with Shirley Jones about her career as a singer, actor and, now, an author.

"Downton Abbey" Creator And Cast Members

"Downton Abbey" Creator And Cast Members

December 11, 2013

The Emmy Award-winning "Downton Abbey" begins its next season in January on PBS. “Downton” creator Julian Fellowes and three cast members on the surprising success of the show and what to expect in season four.

Rebecca Eaton: "Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind The Scenes At Masterpiece Theatre And Mystery! On PBS"

October 29, 2013

The executive producer of TV's "Masterpiece Theatre" series talks about her decades-long career and why she first turned down "Downton Abbey."

Actor Christine Lahti

October 15, 2013

Actor Christine Lahti is best known for playing a doctor in TV’s "Chicago Hope." She joins Diane to talk about the work that earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar -– and her starring role in a new play.

The Future Of Television

The Future Of Television

August 13, 2013

Higher costs, new technology and alternative TV programming options are leading many viewers to cut the cord to cable.

Shirley Jones: "Shirley Jones: A Memoir"

July 25, 2013

Shirley Jones is best known for her starring roles in classic musicals like "Oklahoma!," "Carousel" and "The Music Man." And, of course, she portrayed one of TV's iconic moms in the '70s hit sitcom, "The Partridge Family." Fewer fans may know of her Oscar-winning dramatic role as a prostitute in the 1960 film "Elmer Gantry." Diane speaks with Shirley Jones about her career as a singer, actor and, now, an author.

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