Fishko Files Cultural History
Friday, November 16, 2001
In the days following September 11th, television united Americans as it has few times before. Sara Fishko takes us back to November 22nd, 1963, the Friday before Thanksgiving, when the medium was feeling its way, for the first time, through a devastating tragedy. Here's another edition of Fishko Files...
Friday, August 17, 2001
Where do the famous artists, actors, writers, musicians and poets stay when they're in New York? Nearly 120 years old, The Chelsea Hotel has housed and nurtured countless creative individuals, as Sara Fishko reports in this edition of the Fishko Files...
Friday, May 25, 2001
Author Joyce Carol Oates has 2 new books out; both were written in longhand, not on a computer. Its been easy for some -- and impossible for others -- to resist the digitization of the creative workplace. Sara Fishko examines the effect of the computer on the eye, hand and ...
Friday, April 27, 2001
The 1950's was a time of great tension, both around the world and on the streets of New York. On Broadway, a new musical attempted to capture that tension on stage. WNYC's Sara Fishko reports on how the emotion and politics of the times infected the cast, and the show's ...
Friday, February 25, 2000
March 2nd is the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the composer Kurt Weill. Over the years his music, as Sara Fishko tells us, has lent itself to a variety of interpretations, despite the imprint of one spectacular performer. Here's the next edition of Fishko Files.
Friday, December 10, 1999
New Film Recalls Political Turbulence of 30's New York. In the 1930's, art and politics were connected as never before or since. Now, 6 decades later, as Sara Fishko tells us, a new film has resurrected a great old story from those fervent years in this episode of the Fishko ...
Monday, August 23, 1999
Back in the first half of the 20th century, composers and lyricists were well known to people who bought sheet music, and later records, to enjoy at home. And many of those names and tunes have stayed with us today. But as Sara Fishko tells us, some songs of the ...
Friday, July 30, 1999
Great music has always inspired art in other forms; choreographers, filmmakers, novelists, poets and painters have tried to evoke or enhance the musical experience with their work; and so, as WNYC's Sara Fishko discovered, has one puppeteer with a singular vision . . .