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The Diane Rehm Show
In 1979, Diane Rehm took over as host of WAMU's mid-day program, Kaleidoscope, and in 1984, the name was changed to The Diane Rehm Show. In all the ensuing years, Diane has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.
Her book, Finding My Voice (Capitol Books) recounts Rehm's battle with a rare neurological disorder, spasmodic dysphonia (SD), a condition that threatened to end her broadcast career. She was off the air for months searching for a diagnosis and treatment. Today her talk show is in its third decade. NPR distributes the program across the U.S., where it reaches more than 2 million listeners each week.
As announced in July 2014, Diane was among the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded by President Obama in a White House ceremony for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation. The official citation honoring the medalists says: “Diane Rehm, radio host, for illuminating the people and stories behind the headlines. In probing interviews with pundits, poets, and Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s incisive, confident, and curious voice has deepened our understanding of our communities and our culture.”
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