WXXI Luncheon with Diane Rehm
WXXI Luncheon with Diane Rehm
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WXXI holds a special luncheon with keynote speaker Diane Rehm to a sold-out crowd.
This event is now SOLD-OUT.
For 30 years, Diane Rehm has offered listeners her unique voice to lively conversations on current topics and guests, which include many of the nation's top newsmakers, journalists and authors. WXXI is pleased to host her return to Rochester on Friday, November 16 (12-1:30pm) at a luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Tickets are $75 for the luncheon, and $125 for a meet and greet reception, followed by the luncheon.
Support for this event is made possible by: Keith & Betsy Wilson, Parker Law Office, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, and Bank of Castile.
The Diane Rehm Show, which is heard weekdays at 10 a.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2, was named to the Top 10 list of the most powerful programs in public radio for 2007 and 2008, based on its ability to draw listeners to public radio stations. It is the only live call-in talk show on the list. In 2010, Diane Rehm won a Peabody Award, widely considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media, for her more than 30 years in public broadcasting.
In 1998, Rehm's career nearly ended because of spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological voice disorder that causes strained, difficult speech. Rehm sought treatment, returned to the show, and called attention to the condition. The National Council on Communicative Disorders recognized her work with a Communication Award, and ABC's Nightline devoted an entire program to a conversation with Rehm about her disorder. In 2011, Rehm was awarded the Voice Education Research Awareness (VERA) Award from The Voice Foundation for her sustained contributions to the field of voice communication.
Rehm is a successful author of three autobiographical books: Finding My Voice (Knopf, 1999), in which she describes her childhood, marriage, career, and voice disorder; Toward Commitment: A Dialogue about Marriage (Knopf, 2002), a deeply personal book co-authored by her husband, John; and her most recent book written about her beloved dog, Life With Maxie (Gibbs Smith, 2010).
Rehm's keen curiosity is reflected in the topics her program covers, which ranges from Iraq and the U.S. economy to the art of landscape design and James Joyce's Ulysses. Each of the program's two hours includes questions and comments from listeners who call The Diane Rehm Show to participate in a civil exchange of ideas. The program has been called one of the most interesting talk shows in the country, according to Newsweek magazine. National Journal says Rehm is "the class act of the talk radio world."
Rehm has received many honors and awards in her 30-year career, including: the inaugural Urbino (Italy) Press Award, the International Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communications; and being named a Fellow by the Society of Professional Journalists — the highest honor the society bestows on a journalist — for extraordinary contributions to the profession. In 2011, she received the Excellence in Journalism Award from the American News Women's Club.