The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

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The Diane Rehm Show

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The Diane Rehm Show is a National Public Radio (NPR) call-in show based in the United States. In October, 2007, The Diane Rehm Show was named to Audience Research Analysis’ list of the top ten most powerful national programs in public radio – the only talk show on the list. ACT 1 Systems Inc., which is independent from Arbitron, estimated that The DR Show at that time had "1.7 million listeners." It is produced by WAMU and hosted by Diane Rehm. The show debuted on WAMU in the 1970s as Kaleidoscope, a weekday morning arts and discussion program. Diane took over as host in 1979, and it became The Diane Rehm Show in 1984.

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The show airs live Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 EST, but some local stations re-air it at a later time. The first hour of the show is an in-depth discussion of a topic or theme in the news. Occasionally, it is an interview with a newsmaker. Two examples of past show topics for the first hour include "European & Arab Media on the U.S. in Iraq" and "Drug-Resistant Bacteria". The second hour is either an interview with an author about a book or a segment of general interest. The books can be fiction or non-fiction, and cover a wide range of subjects and opinions.

There are also recurring features. Each Friday, there is a two-hour weekly "News Roundup" where the major national and international headlines of the past week are discussed by reporters. A (usually) monthly...
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