For more than 30 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. Each week, listeners across the country and around the world tune in 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.
Diane's guests include many of the nation's top newsmakers, journalists and authors. Newsweek magazine calls the program one of the most interesting talk shows in the country, while The National Journal calls Diane "the class act of the talk radio world." Each hour includes dialogue with listeners who call, e-mail, or tweet to join Diane's virtual community and take part in a civil exchange of ideas. Diane's listeners and peers regularly praise her intelligent and probing, but unfailingly civil, manner.
The most popular segment of The Diane Rehm Show is the Friday News Roundup. Each Friday, Diane and a panel of journalists offer analysis of the week's top news. The first hour of the show is devoted to the week's top domestic news and second hour focuses on the top international stories.