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Marshall McLuhan

Friday, July 15, 2011

Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru. In honor of the McLuhan centenary next week, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to McLuhan’s futuristic thoughts…in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Andy Warhol

Friday, August 06, 2010

For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.  And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Piels Campaign

Friday, July 23, 2010

In honor of the season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region with a new, improved approach.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Robin Hood

Friday, June 25, 2010

The current epic film Robin Hood is one of this summer’s hits, another telling of that famous tale of outlaws and arrows. In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery....

 

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Oscar Time

Friday, March 05, 2010

The Oscars ceremony will be broadcast this Sunday evening. Whatever the outcome, the run-up to the ceremony has Sara Fishko thinking about art, commerce and movies. Here is the next Fishko Files...

Daniel Eagan, author of America’s Film Legacy: the Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry will speak at Film Forum on Monday, March 22nd.

Andrew Sarris writes regularly for the magazine Film Comment. Read his work here.

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Jazz Soundtrack

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jazz has become so treasured as a part of film-scoring that it's the subject of a new Museum of Modern Art exhibit, opening next week. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, the connection between jazz and American film was especially vibrant during one ...

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Bonnie and Clyde

Friday, August 03, 2007

It’s just 40 years since the release of the movie "Bonnie and Clyde." The film opened in the so-called Summer of Love, which was also the summer of rioting in New Jersey and new initiatives in the Vietnam War. As Sara Fishko tells us, the film made history sizzle; it ...

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Surveillance

Friday, June 22, 2007

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.

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Profiling, an ...

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City on Screen

Friday, May 25, 2007

With the classic New York movie, Midnight Cowboy (1969), screening at Lincoln Center this weekend, WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the films of that era and what they say about the city.

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See Midnight Cowboy at Lincoln Center as part of ...

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Sleepwalkers

Friday, January 19, 2007

A genuine New York spectacle called 'Sleepwalkers' opened this week at the Museum of Modern Art. The multi-screen, outdoor movie can be seen from various spots in midtown Manhattan -- and it has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering the role of 'accident' in our appreciation of artworks. Here is the next ...

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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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JFK/TV

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...

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Cultural Glue

Friday, October 26, 2001

Right now, we are all looking for common cultural threads that will help us move forward. As Sara Fishko tells us, we might be inspired by one spirit of a past time...here's the next Fishko Files....

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Digital Creation

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 ...

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Re-creation

Friday, September 22, 2000

You can call it a copy, a knock-off, an imitation, a re-creation; whatever you call it, Sara Fishko asks, can it be "original"? Can it be hazardous to your health? Here's the next Fishko Files...

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