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.

Caroll Spinney: "The Wisdom of Big Bird" (Villard)

May 9, 2003

Diane talks with the talent behind two of children's television's most beloved characters - Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Caroll Spinney shares anecdotes from more than three decades as a Sesame Street cast member.

Mr. Rogers Tribute

February 28, 2003

In memory of children's TV host Fred Rogers, who passed away this week, we re-air an interview Diane did with him last December. They talked about how he started his long-running show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", his new book on...

Charles Grodin: "I Like It Better When You're Funny" (Random House)

June 11, 2002

Actor, comedian, and commentator Charles Grodin's latest memoir relates his adventures as a TV talk show host. In this hour he takes a turn as a talk show guest.

Donald Bogle: "Primetime Blues" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

February 26, 2001

From "Amos & Andy" to "Cosby," from "Good Times" to "Oprah," African-Americans have had a presence on television since the medium's earliest days. But the kinds of roles they've played both before and...

"Voyeur" Television

August 16, 2000

This summer, "reality" TV shows like "Survivor," "The Real World," and "Big Brother" have attracted large audiences and lots of buzz. Diane and her guests talk about why these programs have been so...

PBS President Pat Mitchell

April 4, 2000

Pat Mitchell became president of PBS on March 1st. She's the first woman and also the first producer to hold this position. She joins Diane to talk about her career in broadcasting and production, and about her ideas for the future of...

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