Rebroadcast: Interview With Composer Marvin Hamlisch | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Rebroadcast: Interview With Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Acclaimed composer and pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch died yesterday at the age of 68.  He joined Diane Rehm in June 2004 to talk about his career — which spanned film, television, theater, and recordings.  

He received twelve Academy award nominations for films ranging from "Sophie’s Choice" to "The Way We Were" and "The Sting."  He won four Emmys and four Grammys.  His sole Tony award came for his score to the musical, "A Chorus Line."

Marvin Hamlisch was also principal pops conductor for several orchestras over the years.

Tonight at 9 pm, we revisit Diane Rehm’s 2004 conversation with Marvin Hamlisch.  


NPR

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.
NPR

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.
NPR

Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

A 91-3 vote in the Senate will send the landmark VA legislation, meant to address widespread problems in the VA health care system, to President Obama for his signature.
NPR

Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."