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Sixty years ago this month, the debut of a new radio show--using a hidden microphone--blurred the line between surveillance and entertainment. These days, as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, the line is blurrier than ever. Here is the next Fishko Files.


Profiling, an exhibition of two video-based, interactive art installations exploring issues of surveillance, is on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art until September 9th.

Read more from Jonathan Raban, author of the novel Surveillance, at his website.

Buy the classic films Rear Window, and The Conversation at