Introduced and interviewed by her friend and fellow journalist Knight Kiplinger, with Q&A from the audience.
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, Rehm has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our time. In 2010, The Diane Rehm Show won a Shorty Award in the news category. Also in 2010, Rehm won a coveted George Foster Personal Peabody Award in honor of her more than 30 years in public broadcasting.
Rehm’s show has grown from a small local morning call-in show to one of public broadcasting’s most-listened-to programs with more than 2.6 million listeners across the country. Diane’s guests include many of the nation’s top news makers, journalists and authors. Guests include former president Bill Clinton, General Tommy Franks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Julie Andrews and Toni Morrison. The National Journal calls Rehm “the class act of the talk radio world.” The Diane Rehm Show is distributed by National Public Radio, NPR Worldwide, and SIRIUS satellite radio.
During Rehm’s speaking engagement with the Frederick Speaker Series, she will be joined on stage by Journalist Knight Kiplinger, Editor-in-Chief and President of Kiplinger Washington Editors, publishers of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Kiplinger.com. He will both host the evening and interview Rehm from the stage.
Knight Kiplinger joined Kiplinger in 1983, after 13 years in daily newspaper journalism, the last six as Washington bureau chief of the Ottaway Newspapers division of Dow Jones. A frequent speaker before business audiences, he has appeared on NPR, CNN, Fox and CNBC, among other networks. He oversees the weekly Kiplinger Letter and writes the Money & Ethics and My Point of View columns in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He majored in government at Cornell University and did graduate study in international economics at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.
A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. Reception tickets are an additional $75, and 100% of the proceeds from the reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.