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This one hour one-on-one interview program provided a rare look into the life and times of Dionne Warwick. Taped in Chicago in front of a live audience, singer Warwick was interviewed by her friend, actress and entertainer, Diahann Carroll. Warwick is one of the most celebrated vocal artists of the past fifty years. With more than fifty hit singles and twenty albums, the artist that bridged the gap climbed to the top of the charts more than any other female entertainer during this time. Throughout her illustrious career, Warwick has combined her exceptional talents as a singer with a deep personal commitment to social activism. Her humanitarian efforts to further AIDS research and education have earned Warwick the respect of millions around the world.

An Evening With Dionne Warwick provided an inside look into and explored the wonderfully unique life of Dionne Warwick. Using clips of performances and newsreel footage, An Evening with Dionne Warwick told the story of this living legend.


AT&T BroadbandExelon CorporationHarris BankPalmer House HiltonToyota Motor Sales USAWalgreens CompanyChicago TribuneWyndham Hotel Group, LLCAmerican Airlines


ATABaldwin Richardson Foods Co.Lincoln Financial Group FoundationAriel Investments, LLCThe Jacoby Dickens FoundationNorthern Trust CorporationPeoples Energy


  • Bank One
  • Capri Capital
  • ComEd
  • Household International
  • Seyfarth, Shaw LLP
  • St. Denys Foundation
  • The Kenwood Group, Inc.
  • Pfizer Corporation

Executive Producer

  • Julieanna Richardson


Supervising Producer

  • Ava Odom Martin


  • Eric & Pamela Johnson
  • Desiree Glapion Rogers
  • Dr. Lowell & Doris Zollar


Honorary Chairs

  • Mayor Richard M. & Maggie Daley
  • Veranda & Jacoby Dickens
  • The Honorable Emil & Patricia Jones
  • John McCarter, Jr.
  • John Rogers, Jr.

Benefit Committee

  • William Bonaparte
  • Timothy Bradford
  • Robin Brooks
  • Peter & Linda Bynoe
  • Judith I. Byrd
  • Zerrie Campbell
  • Demetrius Carney
  • Susan Mango Curtis
  • Dillon Dalton
  • Pamela J. Eatman
  • Denise Gardner
  • Katherine M. Gehl
  • Jocelyn B. Hamlar
  • William Von Hoene, Jr.
  • William Hood
  • Constance Jackson
  • Leslie C. Jackson
  • Rodney E. Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Mavis Laing
  • Mercedes Laing
  • John Liskey
  • Eileen Mackevich
  • Eric McKissack
  • Daryl Newell
  • Cheryl Nolan
  • Virginia S. Peoples
  • Ken Price
  • Ruth Ratny
  • Gene Saffold
  • Robin Lynn Segal
  • James Shannon
  • Harold Shepard
  • Diane Smith
  • Lisa & Charles Tribbett
  • Roxanne Ward
  • Byron White
  • Rufus & Jay Williams
  • Cleo Wilson
  • Velma Wilson
  • William Earl & Essie Woods
  • Nikki M. Zollar

Steering Committee

  • Leslie Anderson
  • Pamela K. Anderson
  • Kate'y Assem
  • Patrick G. Barclay
  • Jerry Blakemore
  • Barbara L. Bowles
  • Alfreda Bradley-Coar
  • Linda Crane
  • Dr. Elnora Daniel
  • Kelly King Dibble
  • Murrell J. Higgins Duster
  • Robin A. Hall
  • Gloria O. Hemphill
  • Mary Johnson
  • Patricia Andrews-Keenan
  • Connie Lindsey
  • Katherine Lauderdale
  • Lisa Madigan
  • Robert L. Mallett
  • Sharon Morrow
  • Baron Murdock
  • Sabrina Poole
  • Quintin Primo III
  • Christopher Rabb
  • Socrates Rivers
  • Belkis M. Santos
  • Chester Singleteary
  • Joan Small
  • Deidre Joy Smith
  • Joleen Spencer
  • Xcylur R. Stoakley
  • Deborah Thomas
  • Roxanne Ward

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 14, 2001


Field Museum of Natural History
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
United States