Diane Rehm (born September 21, 1936 in Washington, D.C.) is an American public radio talk show host. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to Her program, The Diane Rehm Show, is distributed nationally and internationally by National Public Radio. The Diane Rehm Show is an award-winning National Public Radio Call-in show with more than 1 It is produced at WAMU, which is licensed to American University in Washington, D.C. It is also available online and via Sirius satellite radio. WAMU is a Public radio station that services the greater Washington D For other universities known as American University see American University (disambiguation. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR is a Digital radio signal that is broadcast by a Communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical
Rehm was born to a Turkish Eastern Orthodox father and a Christian Egyptian mother. The Turkish people (Türk Halkı also known as " Turks " ( Türkler) are defined mainly as being speakers of Turkish as a First language A Copt ( Coptic: ouRemenkīmi enEkhristianos, literally Egyptian Christian) is a native Egyptian Christian. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. She attended William B. Powell Elementary and Roosevelt High School in Washington, D. C.  In her autobiography, Rehm recounted her childhood molestation by an unnamed politician in a Washington room. To date, she has refused to reveal the identity of this person.  Upon graduation, she was employed by the city's highways department, where she took a liking to working as a radio dispatcher.
Rehm married John Rehm, her second husband, in 1959. She has two grown children, David and Jennifer. 
Trouble with her voice forced Rehm to take a hiatus from vocal broadcasting in 1998. Rehm was later diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia. Spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia is a Voice disorder characterized by involuntary movements of one or more Muscles of the Larynx (vocal folds 
Rehm began her radio career in 1973 as a volunteer for WAMU's The Home Show. In 1979, she took over as the host of WAMU's morning talk show, Kaleidoscope, which was renamed The Diane Rehm Show in 1984.
Rehm has interviewed high-profile political and cultural figures, including Bill Clinton, John McCain, Madeleine Albright, Sandra Day O'Connor, Ralph Nader, Arlo Guthrie, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Maurice Sendak, and Maya Angelou. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937) was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. Sandra Day O'Connor (born March 26, 1930) is an American Jurist. Ralph Nader (born February 27 1934 is an American Attorney, Author, Lecturer, political activist, and independent candidate for President Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10 1947 is an American folk singer Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American Country music artist Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn New York) is an American Writer and Illustrator of Children's literature Maya Angelou (ˈmaɪə ˈændʒəloʊ (born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928) is an American Poet, Memoirist Rehm has said that her most touching interview was that with Fred Rogers of the PBS program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood conducted just prior to Rogers' death. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood or Mister Rogers is an American Children's television series that was created and hosted by 
She has written two autobiographical books. The first, Finding My Voice, dealt with her traditional upbringing in a Christian Arab household, her brief first marriage and divorce, her 42-year marriage to John Rehm, raising her children, the first 20 years of her radio career, and her battles with depression, osteoporosis, and spasmodic dysphonia. Osteoporosis is a Disease of Bone that leads to an increased risk of fracture. Spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia is a Voice disorder characterized by involuntary movements of one or more Muscles of the Larynx (vocal folds  With her second husband, she co-wrote Toward Commitment: A Dialogue about Marriage, which was published in 2002.
A partial list of Rehm's honors and awards: