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Jacqueline Kennedy's White House

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fifty years ago, in the simpler days of television, all three networks aired a tour of the White House led by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, a stunning number of Americans tuned in and took notice. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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That Girl

Friday, September 30, 2011

The newest Census figures reveal: the highest number of never-married women in the country live in New York.  But the so-called “single girl” has long been associated with the Big City, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko.  Especially on TV.  In this edition of Fishko Files, a look at the single-girl show that broke the mold, 45 years ago. 

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The Defenders

Friday, September 17, 2010

With the fall TV season about to launch, a new series will premiere on CBS. The show, about a pair of Las Vegas lawyers, is called "The Defenders." WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back nearly 50 years to find a show on the same network with the same title -- and a very different slant.

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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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Cartoon Music

Friday, December 23, 2005

Music and cartoons have a long and happy history together. But as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, sometimes what you hear in animation is the last music you’d ever expect! What does the Moonlight Sonata have to do with Elmer Fudd? Here is the next Fishko Files... Tunes for 'Toons ...

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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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Sid Caesar's Show of Shows

Friday, October 06, 2000

This week, all eyes are on the premieres of new shows kicking off the fall television season. But in the fall of 1950, Sara Fishko tells us, audiences were introduced to a TV star who's program stayed on top for nearly a decade.

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