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The Conductor's Art

Friday, April 09, 2004

"Keeping Time: Conductors on Film," a film series at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, examines the conductor's art. As Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, it is not the easiest art to examine!

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Movie Movies

Friday, February 27, 2004

It's Oscar Weekend, so movies are on our minds. Sara Fishko has been looking at a few movies ABOUT movies, which are the subject of today’s Fishko Files...

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Cultural Exchange

Friday, February 06, 2004

In an unlikely moment nearly 50 years ago, art and culture crossed seemingly impassable political barriers. Sara Fishko looks back... in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Ziegfeld Girl

Friday, January 23, 2004

What we know about the old Ziegfeld Follies comes to us from movies and photo archives; but also from people who were there. Sara Fishko talks with one woman who was on stage at the height of those fantastic days... and who is still able to describe, in this edition ...

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Modern Times

Friday, December 19, 2003

Opening soon in New York is a famous film that is not quite a silent film, and not quite a "talkie." As Sara Fishko tells us in the next Fishko Files, it's a little bit of both.

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WTC Memorial

Friday, December 12, 2003

A decision on the Nine-Eleven Memorial Competition is due this month and debate continues on the merit of the designs. As Sara Fishko tells us, questions outnumber the answers. Here is the next Fishko Files. View the designs

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What Can I Say?

Thursday, November 06, 2003

CBS Television has been in the news this week, first with its 75th anniversary, and then with its cancellation of the controversial mini-series “The Reagans,” creating a storm on the left and right. This makes it a good moment, says Sara Fishko, to look back at television in another touchy ...

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Poet's Voices

Friday, July 11, 2003

Poets have distinctive styles. As we read them, we become familiar with their inner voices. But what about their actual voices? As Sara Fishko tells us, a poet's voice isn't always related to the inner voice in the way we imagined it would be...here is the next Fishko Files...

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The Rosenbergs

Friday, June 20, 2003

Yesterday marked 50 years since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were put to death. As Sara Fishko tells us, the facts and myths about the case are still emerging...here is this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Holocaust Films

Friday, April 25, 2003

April 29th is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and 25 years ago this month, Holocaust, the TV mini-series, was broadcast on NBC. The fictionalized drama was the first graphic telling of the story of the extermination of the Jews in World War II, for a mass audience. As Sara Fishko tells us, ...

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Movie Analysts

Friday, December 06, 2002

The new film Analyze That opens today, which has Sara Fishko thinking about the long tradition of therapy and analysis in the movies...Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Cinerama

Friday, October 11, 2002

Half a century ago, something happened to movies: they began to change their shape. It all started, Sara Fishko tells us, with a totally impractical idea...Here is the next Fishko Files...

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20 Years After Glenn Gould

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

In an hour-long special, Sara Fishko examines Bach as it is played on the modern piano, especially as it has-or has not--been influenced by Gould's style. Distinguished pianists Murray Perahia, Vladimir Feltsman, Angela Hewitt, Edward Aldwell, Maria Tipo and Sergei Schepkin are among the participants. “20 years After Glenn Gould” ...

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Memorials

Friday, September 06, 2002

This edition of the Fishko Files features mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade and composer Ned Rorem; both have participated in the creation of pieces of music meant to evoke and memorialize lost loved ones. Also featured is Clifford Chanin, whose group, 'The Legacy Project,' looks at memory and loss in the ...

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The House I Live In

Monday, July 01, 2002

With the 4th of July right around the corner, patriotic songs are in the air. There's one such song, Sara Fishko tells us, with a history like no other. It's the subject of today's Fishko Files...

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The Theremin

Friday, May 24, 2002

More than 80 years ago, the music world was changed by a remarkable musical instrument that still seems new. Sara Fishko tells us about an electronic marvel that has its own sound, and its own bizarre story. Here's the next Fishko Files... A theremin exhibition is running now through the ...

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Hoagy Carmichael

Friday, April 26, 2002

The work of Hoagy Carmichael, the musician and movie actor born more than a hundred years ago, is in a period of rediscovery. Richard Sudhalter's book, Stardust Melody, published by Oxford University Press, is just out. And so is Bill Charlap's CD of Carmichael songs, on the Blue Note label, ...

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Mirroring Evil

Friday, March 15, 2002

The recent TV documentary "9/11" raised questions in some people's minds as to whether there were images that might be just too painful to look at. Sara Fishko reports that similar questions are being raised, now, by a show at the Jewish Museum about the holocaust. Here is the next ...

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Boxing Movies

Friday, January 18, 2002

Muhammed Ali turned 60 years old yesterday, and a film about his boxing years is now in theatres. Sara Fishko has seen that film, among many others...here's the next Fishko Files...

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Golden Age

Friday, November 30, 2001

Its no secret that the classical music world wants to reach new audiences, with CD's, films about music, and crossover albums. But Sara Fishko finds people looking, at the moment, in an unexpected direction.

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