Diane Rehm Awarded 2013 National Humanities Medal

Jul 25, 2014

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Congratulations to Diane Rehm on being one of the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation.

The official citation honoring the medalists says:

Diane Rehm, radio host, for illuminating the people and stories behind the headlines. In probing interviews with pundits, poets, and Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s incisive, confident, and curious voice has deepened our understanding of our communities and our culture.

The National Humanities Medal is awarded to individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities.

Diane will receive her medal from President Obama at the White House on Monday. The medals ceremony will be live-streamed at 3:00 PM ET on Monday, July 28 at: www.WhiteHouse.gov/live.

NPR, WAMU and Diane are proud and excited to share this news with you, and in particular with her large and loyal audience.  We hope you will be able to watch on Monday.