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The Diane Rehm Show
The Diane Rehm Show is produced at WAMU 88.5 and distributed by National Public Radio.
Each week, more than 2.4 million listeners across the country tune in to the program, which has grown from a small local morning call-in show on Washington's WAMU 88.5 to one of public broadcasting's most-listened-to programs. In 2007 and 2008, the show placed among the top ten most powerful public radio programs, based on its ability to draw listeners to public radio stations. It is the only live call-in talk show on the list.
Diane's guests include many of the nation's top newsmakers, journalists and authors. Guests include former president Bill Clinton, General Tommy Franks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Julie Andrews and Toni Morrison. Newsweek magazine calls the program one of the most interesting talk shows in the country. The National Journal says Diane is "the class act of the talk radio world."
Each hour includes dialogue with listeners who call, e-mail, Tweet or post to Facebook to join Diane's virtual community and take part in a civil exchange of ideas.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:33am
America's favorite aristocrats are returning to the U.S. PBS' "Downton Abbey" is the British period drama that chronicles the lives of the Crawley family: Lord and Lady Grantham, their three daughters and a host of servants who keep their grand house running. The show digs into issues of class, gender and sexuality during an era of rapid change. Season four of the show premieres on Sunday, Jan. 5 on PBS stations around the country. Today on The Diane Rehm Show, catching up with the Crawleys of Downton Abbey.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:24am
The so-called "Volcker Rule" is aimed at reining in risky trading by banks. Details on the new rule and whether it's tough enough to prevent another financial crisis.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:03am
Germany recently published details about more than 100 artworks, including pieces by Picasso and C?zanne, discovered in Munich as part of a huge stash of suspected Nazi loot. Diane and her guests discuss why so little has been done to return stolen goods to Holocaust victims and their families and what this incident means for institutions and collectors in the U.S.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:53am
Eight East Coast states have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher air pollution standards on the coal-producing Midwest. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on air quality mandates. Diane and her guests discuss the battle over cross-state air pollution.
Monday, December 9, 2013 10:38am
Monday Night Football. Super Bowl Sunday. The big homecoming day game. New Year's college bowls. It's hard to imagine a sport more American than football. The game hasn't been embraced anywhere in the world quite like it has in the United States. Gregg Easterbrook, author of the new book, "King of Sports," says without football "there would still be 50 stars on the flag ... but America wouldn't be quite the same." But Easterbrook argues the game is in serious need of reform at all levels. Diane discusses football's impact on America and what it will take to clean up the sport.