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Sara Fishko appears in the following:

The Defenders

Friday, September 17, 2010

With the fall TV season about to launch, a new series will premiere on CBS. The show, about a pair of Las Vegas lawyers, is called "The Defenders." WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back nearly 50 years to find a show on the same network with the same title -- and a very different slant.

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Symphonies that Swing

Friday, September 10, 2010

Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Since the 1920s, composers of all kinds have been trying to write music that combines jazz and symphonic elements.

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Ida Lupino: Hollywood Indie

Friday, August 20, 2010

In a confluence of culture, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament is overlapping with a Festival of Films by actress-director Ida Lupino. As a result, WNYC’s Sara Fishko can’t stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Andy Warhol

Friday, August 06, 2010

For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.  And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Ken Russell

Friday, July 30, 2010

British film director Ken Russell is in New York for a series of screenings and appearances at Lincoln Center.  For this edition of the Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to Russell about his movie- run through music history...

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Piels Campaign

Friday, July 23, 2010

In honor of the season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region with a new, improved approach.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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The House I Live In

Friday, July 02, 2010

On this 4th of July weekend coming up, thoughts, as usual, will turn to picnics and patriotism.  With Americana in the air, one particular patriotic song caught the interest of WNYC’s Sara Fishko as it has wended its way through history.  In this edition of The Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A. 

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Robin Hood

Friday, June 25, 2010

The current epic film Robin Hood is one of this summer’s hits, another telling of that famous tale of outlaws and arrows. In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery....

 

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Summertime: Hot Tune

Friday, June 18, 2010

George Gershwin’s opera "Porgy and Bess" opened in New York 75 years ago, with an overture and then its first song, "Summertime." As the first day of summer approaches, Sara Fishko considers the song...in this edition of The Fishko Files.

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Sibelius and Heifetz: Perfect Pair

Friday, June 11, 2010

It’s the 75th anniversary of a celebrated recording by Jascha Heifetz of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. That has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering the power of the recording and the music ... in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Hoagy Carmichael: His Own Voice

Friday, June 04, 2010

This weekend, a run of shows devoted to the music and lyrics of Hoagy Carmichael will recall the distinctive style of that composer and performer.  We have more on Carmichael from WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this edition of The Fishko Files…

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Unison: Synch and Synergy

Friday, May 28, 2010

If you happen to see a parade this Memorial Day Weekend, you might be spending some time watching large numbers of people, walking in step.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.   
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Artie Shaw

Friday, May 21, 2010

Artie Shaw looked like a matinee idol, had his own big band, and a major hit while still in his twenties. But that success may have been the beginning of his undoing. This week Shaw would've turned 100, and WNYC's Sara Fishko takes a look back ...

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Revueltas: Composing a Revolution

Friday, May 14, 2010

A hundred years after the start of the revolution in Mexico, people are finally paying attention to a Mexican composer who mixed his music with his political convictions. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, the results were dramatic.

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Artie Shaw: Major Player

Thursday, April 29, 2010

This May will mark 100 years since the birth of Artie Shaw, the bandleader and clarinet player. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, Shaw is worth remembering for more than just his music.

Swing bands of the 1930s and ...

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Remembering Dede Allen with WNYC's Sara Fishko

Monday, April 19, 2010

Film Editor Dede Allen, who worked on classic films like "The Hustler," "Serpico," and "Little Big Man," has died at the age of 86 after suffering from a stroke. Starting as a messenger for Columbia Pictures as a young woman, Allen went on to become renowned for her work, and was the first editor to receive sole credit for a film: 1967's Bonnie and Clyde. WNYC's culture producer Sara Fishko, who was once a film editor herself, tells us more. 

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Critics: Us and Them

Friday, April 09, 2010

The cancellation of the long-running TV series "At the Movies" has stimulated speculation about the future of film criticism. Sara Fishko weighs in on this edition of the Fishko Files.

  • Listen to a clip from critic Andrew Sarris and Sara Fishko’s (now-defunct) WNYC film discussion ...

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Happy Birthday, Chopin

Friday, March 26, 2010

"His music seems to fall from heaven," says Garrick Ohlsson of Frederic Chopin. As we mark the composer's 200th birthday, Ohlsson talks to WNYC's Sara Fishko about Chopin's influence on classical piano music.

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Sviatoslav Richter: Classical Charisma

Thursday, March 25, 2010

In a year filled with interesting centennial and bicentennial occasions, Sara Fishko still can’t shake the memory of one pianist who would have been 95 this week, Sviatoslav Richter. She offers an appreciation on this edition of The Fishko Files.

Sviatoslav Richter was one of the ...

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The Fishko Files: Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude

Friday, March 19, 2010

This month, the world is celebrating the bicentennial of Frederic Chopin. Locally, we’re celebrating what we hope is the end of a long, long winter. As Sara Fishko tells us, "Chopin" and "winter" came together in 1838 to create a popular musical favorite.

Chopin’s Opus 28, ...

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