Sara Fishko

Sara Fishko appears in the following:

The Sound of America

Friday, June 30, 2017

Composer Aaron Copland and the search for an American national identity.

The House I Live In

Thursday, June 29, 2017

From the archives: When Frank Sinatra covered a song, it was propelled into the mainstream - but not necessarily with its original message intact.


Penn Station

Thursday, June 22, 2017

From the archives: In the 1960s, the original Penn Station was demolished - and with it, a piece of New York history.

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Jazz Masters

Thursday, June 15, 2017

From the archives: A legendary panel of NEA Jazz Masters reflects on how jazz has - and hasn't - changed.



Thursday, June 01, 2017

From the archives: The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, turns 100 this spring.


New York Shakespeare

Thursday, May 25, 2017

From the archives: In the 1950s, Joe Papp insisted that theatre was an essential experience for all - and fought tooth and nail to make it a reality.


Music, McCarthy, and the Sound of Americana

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The "common man" era in the 1930s and '40s needed a truly American music. Aaron Copland created it in one America and 20 years later found himself in quite another United States.

American Music

Thursday, May 18, 2017

From the archives: Music is vital - especially for those in crisis.


Looking Back to Lincoln

Thursday, May 11, 2017

During the Great Depression, Americans found solace in history.


Bea Wain

Thursday, May 04, 2017

From the archives: This week, the "girl singer" turns 100.

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Indian Summer

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Victor Herbert's only modern song took on a life of its own in a way he couldn't have predicted.

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Angels on Stage

Thursday, April 20, 2017

From the archives: A new production of Tony Kushner's award-winning play comes to London this summer.

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Agee on Film

Thursday, April 13, 2017

From the archives: James Agee always marveled at what could happen on a rectangular screen in the dark.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

From the archives: Composer William Bolcom pulls his inspiration from diverse origins.


Recorded Live

Thursday, March 30, 2017

From the archives: Live recordings can offer an authenticity and spontaneity not always captured by tightly edited performances.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

From the archives: The darkly ambitious leading lady of Lillian Hellman's classic play returns in a new Broadway revival.


Three Big Books

Thursday, March 16, 2017

In an era of rapid updates and information overload, it can be a remarkable pleasure to sit down with a heavy book.



Thursday, March 09, 2017

From the archives: The "father of the atomic bomb" both revolutionized nuclear weaponry and recognized the political responsibility that came with it.


Special Episode: Jazz Loft Jam Sessions

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

When nobody's around, and you're just by yourself, that's when the best jazz happens.


American Icons: Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The story behind Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts.

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