Eleanor S. Fischer was a foreign correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the founder of National Public Radio’s New York office. She passed away on August 7, 2008, at the age of 73.
Fischer attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City, where she became an accomplished classical pianist. She received a degree in political science from Cornell University before graduating from Columbia Law School in 1959. Fischer began her career as a lawyer practicing civil rights law, poverty law, and criminal law but in the early 1960s, she changed course and left the law to produce radio documentaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for whom she also covered the Israeli Six-Day War. In the early 1970s, she opened the New York City office of NPR, where she continued to produce radio features.
Eleanor Sandra Fischer appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Coretta Scott King Reflects on Martin Luther King Jr., His Philosophy and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
In 1961, a radio reporter named Eleanor Fischer spoke to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a CBC called Project 62. As far as we know, these unedited interviews have never been presented in their entirety until now.