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Diane Rehm displays her acting chops

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Jenny Rogers

Diane Rehm, beloved by NPR fans inside and outside of the Beltway, stole the show at the Phillips Collection Wednesday night, where she read the lead role of the play "Surviving Grace." The NPR host and executive producer was joined by Terry Moran of Nightline, actress Marilu Henner and Dan Glickman of the Aspen Institute on stage for a reading of Act I. Rehm, playing the role of an aging woman who likes to lob sugar-coated barbs at her daughter, played by Henner, appeared to be enjoying herself immensely.

The event, put on by USAgainstAlzheimer's, was attended by a slew of philanthropists, activists, society types, including David Bradley, owner of Atlantic Media Company; Cathy Sulzberger; former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Susan Blumenthal; Grace Bender; former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.; and the play's writer, Trish Vradenburg and her husband George. Proceeds for the evening totaled $150,000.

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Jenny Rogers

Staff Reporter - Yeas & Nays
The Washington Examiner