Sara Fishko appears in the following:
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
New York, NY —
The great Jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson died on Sunday outside of Toronto where he lived. He was 82. His career spanned seven decades and garnered international acclaim for his exceptional speed and technique. WNYC's Sara Fishko interviewed him on the eve of his 75th birthday ...
Friday, December 21, 2007
New York, NY —
That notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of "Hi-De-Ho" fame. This year it's his centennial, which has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering his vibrant legacy. Here's the next Fishko Files...
OUTRO: This New Year's Eve at the Apollo Theater ...
Friday, September 21, 2007
Friday, December 08, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character - the Tramp.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer led a team of thousands to create the first nuclear weapon. He was immediately hailed as an American hero, but after speaking out against the use of the bomb he was condemned as a traitor and maligned as a Communist spy. Sara Fishko ...
Friday, October 27, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer led a team of thousands to create the first nuclear weapon. He was immediately hailed as an American hero, but after speaking out against the use of the bomb he was condemned as a traitor and maligned as a Communist spy. WNYC's Sara ...
Saturday, January 28, 2006
We'd have a harder time appreciating Mozart without the work of the mysterious figure whose "k." precedes all 626 of Mozart's works. WNYC's Sara Fishko has the story of Kochel, cataloguer of genius.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Sara Fishko surveys the great rivalries of history. She spoke with the late art historian Rona Goffen, who found that envy is responsible for some of the masterpieces of Western art.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer led a team of thousands to create the first nuclear weapon. He was immediately hailed as an American hero, but after speaking out against the use of the bomb he was condemned as a traitor and maligned as a Communist spy. WNYC’s Sara Fishko examines how ...
Saturday, September 03, 2005
We live in an age of blogs, confessional TV, and an overload of information about the private lives of celebrities. But literary self-exposure is still respectable, and more people than ever are writing old-school journals. Sara Fishko has been thumbing through a lot of diaries lately and finds there's a ...
Saturday, August 20, 2005
The Oxford Companion to Jazz is a hefty tome of over 800 pages with articles by 59 different jazz specialists, and it’s just become available in paperback. Sara Fishko found that wandering through its pages took her through as many delightful surprises as a great jazz solo. ...
Saturday, August 06, 2005
The harmonies of a string quartet come from the score and the players of course, but also from the instruments themselves. Sara Fishko talked to the Miro Quartet, whose members are experimenting with the sounds that can be created from one old maple tree.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Back in the 1970s, on a routine visit to a record store in New York City, Allan Evans bought an LP recorded by a Hungarian pianist whose name meant nothing to him. But the moment he heard the music, he felt like he'd discovered a "musical Tutankhamen." Sara Fishko tells ...
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Tony Kushner's Angels in America was a sprawling, epic 2-part play that burst onto the Broadway stage in 1993. Kushner, along with his director George C. Wolfe and a stellar cast, crafted a monumental response to the 1980's. The play created a world populated by ghosts, angels, ...
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Sviatoslav Richter, considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century, would have celebrated his 90th birthday last month. In a field full of eccentrics, Richter was still regarded as particularly unpredictable and moody — and one of the most enthralling performers who has set foot on a stage. ...