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June 30, 2009 --
The Diane Rehm Show
has been described by
Newsweek as one of the most interesting talk shows in the
country. Diane’s listeners and peers regularly praise her intelligent
and probing but unfailingly civil manner.
For more than two decades, consummate interviewer Diane Rehm has offered
her listeners compelling conversations with the world's most interesting
and important people. Her award-winning program has a weekly audience of
more than 1 million people in the U.S., with additional listeners in
Japan and Europe.
Listeners tune to
The Diane Rehm Show for a lively mix of current events and
public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of
politics and international affairs to in-depth examinations of religious
issues, health and medical news, education and parenting. The first hour
is news-oriented while the second is typically devoted to one-on-one
interviews with authors of newly released fiction and nonfiction.
The most popular segment of
The Diane Rehm Show is the
News Roundup. Each Friday, Diane reviews the week’s top national and
international news stories with a panel of journalists. Roundup regulars
include NPR’s Daniel Schorr, Gerald Seib of
The Wall Street Journal,
William Kristol of
The Weekly Standard, Susan
USA Today, E.J. Dionne of
The Washington Post, Jodie
U.S. News & World Report and
syndicated columnists Steve Roberts and Tony Blankley.
Diane Rehm is a
native Washingtonian who began her radio career in 1973 as a volunteer
at WAMU. She became host and producer of two health-oriented programs,
and in 1979 was selected to host WAMU's local morning talk show,
Kaleidoscope, which was renamed The Diane Rehm Show in 1984.
For 25 years, Rehm has offered her listeners compelling conversations
with the world's most interesting and important people. During each
hour, she invites listeners to join the conversation by opening the
phones to their questions and comments on the topic at hand. Since 1995,
NPR has distributed the award-winning program to stations across the
nation. NPR Worldwide has offered the program to listeners in Europe and
Japan since 1996 via direct broadcast satellite. It's also heard on U.S.
military installations around the world via Armed Forces Radio.
Rehm has also forged a successful career as a writer, publishing two
autobiographical books. In Finding My Voice, the host talks about
her childhood, marriage, broadcast career, and vocal difficulties.
Published by Knopf in 1999, it is now in its fourth printing. Together
with her husband John, Rehm co-authored Toward Commitment: A Dialogue
about Marriage, a book focusing on the art of building and
maintaining a strong relationship. The book was published in September
2002 by Knopf.
In 1998, Rehm was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological
condition that causes strained, difficult speech. After finding
treatment, she wrote several articles and produced a program about the
little-known disorder. The National Council on Communicative Disorders
recognized her work with a Communication Award, and the Maryland
Speech-Hearing-Language Association honored her with a Media Award.
ABC's Nightline host Ted Koppel devoted an entire program to a
conversation with Rehm about her disorder.
Rehm has received many personal honors over the years, including being
named a Paul H. Nitze Senior Fellow at St. Mary's College of Maryland
and becoming an inductee into the Class of 2004 Hall of Fame by the
Washington, DC, Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She
was also honored as a fellow by the Society of Professional Journalists,
the highest honor the society bestows on a journalist. In 1999, she was
named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine.
--information provided by the staff of KASU 91.9 FM radio