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22 Feb 2019

Fishko Files from WNYC

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WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.

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    Oscar and Nat

    It's 70 years since Oscar Peterson's U.S. debut at Carnegie Hall. Not only that, but we're coming up on the centenary of Nat 'King' Cole. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, the two musicians knew - and listened - to each other. More, in this episode of Fishko Files.

    Six star pianists pay tribute to Oscar Peterson Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    Nat 'King' Cole's centenary celebrations start March 5 with BMCC Tribeca's Scenes Through the Cinema Lens, followed by 92Y's A Nat King Cole Centennial: The Best Broadway, hosted by Will Friedwald, on March 14.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 21 Feb 2019

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    Looking Back to Lincoln

    As Lincoln's birthday gives way to Presidents' Day, Fishko Files takes you back to the 1930s, when a remarkable partnership between culture and politics sought to inspire a population weakened by the Great Depression. Through movies, music, literature, and drama, America looked back to Lincoln. (Produced in 2017)

    Thomas Doherty is a cultural historian, professor of American Studies at Brandeis University, and author of Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II.

    John Bodnar is a Distinguished and Chancellor's Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington.

    Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938) and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) are available to rent or buy on Amazon.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Bill Moss
    Additional Engineering: Jennifer Munson
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    Realism and Rebellion

    The much praised and multi Oscar-nominated film Roma is about the work and home life of a housekeeper in Mexico City. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, that film recalls a moment in Italy in the 1940s - when movies looked for inspiration in the everyday. More, in this episode of Fishko Files.

    Rome, Open City (1945), Bicycle Thieves (1948), and The Naked City (1948) are available to rent or buy on Amazon.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 07 Feb 2019

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    Empire

    Jonas Mekas died at 96 last week after a distinguished, anti-conventional life in movies that began many decades ago in New York. In this archival Fishko Files, Mekas considers for a very short time his work with Andy Warhol on a very long film - Empire.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 31 Jan 2019

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    Nichols and May

    Elaine May was honored, some years ago, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center - and she actually showed up (rare). What's more, Mike Nichols showed up to join her. Sara Fishko was lucky enough to be there, that night, and this Fishko Files is the result. (Produced in 2006)

    The film series ELAINE MAY begins this week at Film Forum, with May's films screening Tuesdays and Thursdays through February 12. For tickets and more information, visit filmforum.org.

    Added attraction: May pays tribute to Nichols at the American Film Institute.

     

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 24 Jan 2019

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