Mar 5, 2017
Smithsonian Associates Interview, Diane Rehm "On My Own"
Art of Living series, Smithsonian Associates
As a long time podcaster, and a long time fan, today’s guest is truly special to me, my audience, and to her over 3 million listeners. I’m speaking of course about Diane Rehm. Our guest today on The Not Old Better Show, Diane Rehm, is known for her work on issues of ethics, journalism integrity, issues surrounding the subject of a right to die or death with dignity, and many others. She is also known as “the class act of the radio talk world.”
She has interviewed prominent newsmakers, journalists, and authors including Barack Obama, former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, and actors Cate Blanchett and Kevin Spacey. And these are just a few of the interviews audiences have listened to over the years.
This woman’s contribution to the improvement of the quality of life in the death with dignity community has ranked her as “Washingtonian of the Year,’ and as “150 Most Influential People in Washington” by Washingtonian Magazine. In 2014, President Barack Obama presented her with the National Humanities Medal.
Two nights ago, March 1, 2017 she received the “2017 Lifetime Achievement Award” (watch Diane's excellent acceptance speech on CSPAN http://wpcf.org/lifetime-achievement-award/) from the Washington Press Club Foundation.
Known for her positive and motivational journalistic attitude, her acceptance speech for the award, (Link above) on NotOld-better.com. Her dynamic range of acquaintances, and she the fact that she possesses a sense of media integrity, propriety and fairness that knows few bounds, and we’ll be discussing her passion for this subject. Appearing as part of the Smithsonian Associates series, Diane Rehm will be at the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (link to tickets below)
Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Diane Rehm, who has again found her voice in her new book, On My Own, and, as she has always done, she speaks passionately and courageously about issues important to us all.
Enjoy. Tickets and more information can be found here, on the Smithsonian Associates web page: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Tickets/Reserve.aspx?id=236714