Fishko Files

Fishko Files

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Apr 16, 2014 | 8 min
    Hoagy Carmichael occupied a particular place in music and movie history. WNYC's Sara Fishko and guests considered his legacy in this Fishko Files from 2002. Note: both Mary Cleere Haran (1953-2011) and Richard Sudhalter (1938-2008) have died since the piece was produced. WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann
  • World's Fair 1939

    Apr 09, 2014 | 8 min
    It was right around this time seventy five years ago –as spring was finally kicking in—that workers were putting the finishing touches on the 1939 World’s Fair in Queens. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, its theme, “The World of Tomorrow,” held special promise for Depression-era Americans… The New York Public Library has a large selection of photos from the 1939 World's Fair. Here's a sampling: Frank Buck's Jungleland Aerial Acts and Airshows - Fox, Betty and Benny Fashion show at Court of Peace Transportation to Fair - Man on bicycle Airline hostesses with Perisphere in background All images are from the New York Public Library's Digital Collections. The best collection ...
  • The Theremin

    Apr 02, 2014 | 8 min
    More than 90 years ago, the music world was changed by a remarkable musical instrument that still seems new. Sara Fishko tells us about an electronic marvel that has its own sound, and its own bizarre story. Here's the next Fishko Files... WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann
  • The House I Live In

    Mar 26, 2014 | 7 min
    In this edition of Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A. WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann
  • Whistling

    Mar 19, 2014 | 8 min
    A three day mini-film festival, “The Music of Morricone,” begins tonight at BAM. The superstar film-composer Ennio Morricone is noted for mixing all kinds of sounds into his scores, including whistling--- which, As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, has its own, colorful history. Here is this Fishko Files. "The Music of Morricone" begins tonight at BAM, and runs through Saturday. For more information, and ticket details, visit BAM's website. Watch: A clip of Ron McCroby, jazz whistler, on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann

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