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Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

Unhappy Family: Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi Discuss "The Eye of the Storm" at the 92nd Street Y

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Geoffrey Rush is one of Australia’s most celebrated exports, a protean character actor whose roles have ranged from the mentally frail pianist David Helfgott (his Oscar-winning performance in “Shine”) to George VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue (“The King’s Speech”) to the Marquis de Sade (“Quills”).   

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Don't Keep Calm, But Carry On: Uncle Vanya at the Lincoln Center Festival

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

There are many definitions of comedy, and one is when circumstances are ripe for tragedy, but it fails to materialize. Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov’s tale of disappointed love and disappointed lives on a declining country estate, currently playing Lincoln Center Festival, is a comedy.

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From Ashes to Answers: A New Monument Honors Arson Dogs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A 450-pound bronze sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday at New York City’s Fire Museum on Spring Street. “From Ashes to Answers,” which depicts a firefighter and his dog, was the inspiration of Jerry Means, a former fireman and arson investigation agent in Colorado.

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Fighting Words: Churchill's Granddaughter Offers a Model for Leadership

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum called “Churchill:  The Power of Words,” which showcased his long, celebrated career as a statesman, writer, and orator, opened on Friday. The show kicked off with a lecture by Churchill’s granddaughter, The Hon. Celia Sandys.

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Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: Water Music for a Queen

Friday, June 01, 2012

On Sunday, a joyous flotilla of 1,000 vessels will process up London's River Thames in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Here in New York, a smaller flotilla will also pass the Statue of Liberty on Sunday to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee.

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A Reporter's Perspective on War at PEN World Voices

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

As part of the recent PEN World Voices Festival, Polish journalist and author Wojciech Jagielski was interviewed by Joel Whitney, a founding editor of Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics. Listen to the talk between Jagielski and Whitney.

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Getting Your Irish On at the PEN World Voices Festival

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hugo Hamilton read from his book, “The Speckled People,” as part of the PEN World Voices Festival on May 3. Hear Hamilton comment on and read from his memoir at Ireland House.

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Who Will Rule Britannia? Patrick Jephson Weighs in at Bonham’s

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 86th birthday on April 21, and the entire Commonwealth is preparing to honor her on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee on June 5. So a look at the future of the British monarchy is timely, and one take on this rich topic was offered at Bonham’s New York auction house.

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The Flight of Falconry

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The image of a hood bird of prey, poised on the hand of its master or mistress, is often linked to the medieval age of chivalry. But in fact the sport of falconry is among the oldest forms of hunting practiced today. Learn more about the ancient flight of falconry and see photos of birds of prey here.

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Mike is Blooming Out All Over

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just for the record, the man who wrote, “April is the cruelest month” — this was before April was “National Poetry Month” — T.S. Eliot, was then a bank clerk. Chaucer was a civil servant and Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive.

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Titanic: Unsinkable Myth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.

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Selected Shorts: From the Carpathia

Monday, April 09, 2012

This April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a maritime calamity that has resonated throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, inspiring hundreds of books and famous films like “A Night To Remember” and James Cameron’s hugely successful “Titanic,” which has just been re-released in 3-D. Most of these stories focus on the experiences of the passengers, but this special webcast offers a different perspective, in a micro fiction by Jesse Lee Kercheval.

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The Woman Who Taught Us to Listen: A Centenary Tribute to Lucille Fletcher

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lucille Fletcher was born 100 ago today. A demure Vassar graduate from a working class family, Brooklyn-born Fletcher was the author of two of the most famous radio dramas of all time — “The Hitchhiker” and “Sorry, Wrong Number.” Listen to audio clips here.

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Bringing At-Risk Teens Closer to Home: A Forum on Juvenile Justice at The New School

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Center for New York City Affairs recently hosted a forum to review the connection between child welfare and juvenile justice in New York City and the state. Listen to the forum here.

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Dogs You Can Believe In: Most Popular Breeds for 2011

Saturday, March 03, 2012

The American Kennel Club has released its annual ranking of most popular dog breeds. For the 21st successive year, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot in the country, while the Yorkshire Terrier remained at the top of the pack of favorite breeds for New Yorkers.

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Hollywood's Blonde Obsession

Friday, February 24, 2012

In the movies, blonde is more than just a hair color. “In the mind of the moviegoing male,” says film critic Rafer Guzman, “the blonde is something that you own, that you want to own. She represents something that you’re going to attain … like an expensive watch ..."

Slideshow: Blondes — From Mary Pickford to Rihanna

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Tiny But Mighty: Pekingese Palacegarden Malachy Wins 'Best in Show' at Westminster

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with "Best in Show" Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club. The 4-year-old bobbing pompom won his 115th overall best in show title.

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Behind the Scenes at the Westminster Dog Show: How to Make a Standard Poodle

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photography by Kathy Landman

Ordinary dogs undergo extraordinary transformations in order to win at dog shows, and among the most eye-catching is the Standard Poodle.

The Poodle is a water dog, and, untended, has a nappy dense coat sort of like good pile carpeting that hugs its rangy body. But in the hands of an expert groomer, a Poodle becomes a dazzling confection, something between a meringue, a soufflé and a topiary hedge.

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Checking In On the Westminster Dog Show

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This week marks the 136th Annual Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. It's the biggest and longest-running, continuously held canine show in the country. Sarah Montague is a senior producer and the Westminster Dog Show correspondent for our co-producer WNYC. She's been covering the event for the past 12 years and tells us about the culture of America's most beloved dog show.

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Beauty and the Beasts: Grooming Champions at the Westminster Dog Show

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In the grooming area for the Westminster Dog Show, contenders for Best of Breed, Best of Group, and Best in Show are getting pressed, primped and powdered. See what it takes for dogs to walk the walk in our video and slideshow.

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