Fishko Files Television
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.
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.
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.
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....
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 ...
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 ...
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...