Sara Fishko appears in the following:
Thursday, December 25, 2014
This notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of Hi-De-Ho fame.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
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.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Movie legend Edith Head was, for decades, Hollywood’s most visible costume designer-- with nearly 1000 films to her credit as well as more Oscars than any other female.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A series starting tomorrow at Film Forum will show movies based on the work of four pulp novelists. One of the four is James M. Cain. Sara Fishko considers Cain's sound and style.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Millions of children listened to Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which used the instruments of the orchestra to evoke its characters and action
Thursday, November 13, 2014
More than 50 years ago Newton Minow described television as a "vast wasteland," and the rest is history.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Sometimes artists, seeking inspiration, find it in the very thing that challenges and haunts them most.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sara Fishko relates the story of "Isle of The Dead" --a dark, mysterious 19th century painting that captivated a whole generation.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes a quick look at photographer Leo Friedman’s place in Broadway history.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Fifty years ago, Marshall McLuhan published Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In its day, "Pins and Needles" brought satirical relief to a polarized society. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Marilyn Monroe's popularity remains thanks to a seemingly inescapable urge to evoke her in any way possible.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Record-breaking crowds travel to Ground Zero, to the exact spot where the tragedy happened. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko asks -why?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
75 years ago, a jazz record made history—it was a bold improvisation on the song “Body and Soul.” That song had a way of taking musicians to inspired places.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
In New York starting in 1932 The Photo League had a mission to gather and support photographers who took realistic pictures that might someday bring about social change.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement coincided with a most active period for jazz music.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
When she moved in, Ms. Kennedy said the White House looked like a hotel furnished from a January clearance sale. So she redecorated, and the results were showcased on national TV.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Composer Alex North was best known for his sharp and observant film scores, including the iconic music for "Streetcar Named Desire" --but his music always spoke for itself. In this archival edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko provides details on the work of one of Hollywood's most modest citizens (March 2012).
Thursday, August 07, 2014
As the radio world mourns his loss, a remembrance, in this edition of Fishko Files, of the irreplaceable Steve Post --our friend and colleague going back 40 years.