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Paul Fischer

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  • Username: What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
  • Writer/Producer/Host of "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

  • Email: pfffischer@gmail.com

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Diary of a Mad NYC Cyclist: A Newsical (54:31)
From: Paul Fischer

lifelong cyclist/broadcast journalist, Paul Fischer, on the pleasures and pitfalls of city biking. I'll take you road-biking in Central Park, where bone-crunching dangers ...
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"MEDIA TRANSPARENCY?" BETTER LOOK CLOSER! (54:30)
From: Paul Fischer

Media Outlets say they are being more transparent about the way news is gathered and reported. Sure, if you think transparency means showing you the teleprompter (or Palin's ...

Work Experience

Writer/Associate Producer at CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,  May 1982 - April 2006
Wrote evening news, special reports, commentaries for Dan

STAFF NEWSWRITER at CBS NEWS,  January 1980 - January 1982
STAFF WRITER CBS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING NEWS WITH BOB SCHIEFFER AND MORTON DEAN, MID-DAY NEWSBREAK ON CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, CBS MORNING NEWS WIITH BOB SCHIEFFER, CBS MORNING NEWS WITH CHARLES KURALT AND DIANE SAWYER, CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER C

WRITER/PRODUCER at CBS NEWS,  January 1977 - January 1980
WRITER/PRODUCER CBS NEWS NETWORK RADIOSPECIAL EVENTS: BREAKING NEWS STORIES...ALSO DAILY SHOWS INCLUDING 'HEALTH ,SCIENCE AND YOU' AND NEWSBREAK P.M. , WORLD OF RELIGION... FROM TIME TO TIME WROTE RADIO NETWORK COMMENTARIES FOR WALTER CRONKITE AND ROGER

NEWS DIRECTOR at KPFA BERKELEY (PACIFICA RADIO),  January 1973 - January 1974
WROTE, ANCHORED, PRODUCED MID DAY AND EVENING NEWSCASTS

NEWS DIRECTOR at WBAI FM NYC (PACIFICA RADIO),  ? - January 1973
ANCHORED PRODUCED AND WROTE EVENING NEWS AND WAR SUMMARY FROM JUNE OF 68 TO SEPT OF 73, REPORTED AND PRODUCED DOCUMENTARIES...INCLUDING LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 'WINTER SOLDIER INVESTIGATION', VIETNAM VETS MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO RETURN THEIR MEDALS, THE PRIS

Previously Aired On

During my years in broadcasting, my work has aired on various CBS News programs, (60 Minutes, 48 Hours, the CBS Evening News, HealthWatch, Dan Rather Reporting, Walter Cronkite Reporting, Roger Mudd Reporting,) Pacifica Radio and the CBC.

Education

Hunter College- CUNY, BA-Sociology

Awards

  • Writers Guild of America:Outstanding Script, Television News, Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report, Attack on America ( Sept. 11, 2001), 2002
  • News and Documentary Emmy Awards: Outstanding General Coverage of a Single Breaking news Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather: TWA Flight 800, 1996
  • Writers Guild of America: Television News: Regularly Schedued, Bulletin or Breaking Report, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather: The Crash of TWA Flight 800, 1996
  • Writers Guild of America: Television Spot News, CBs News Special Report: The Death of Richard Nixon, 1994
  • Writers Guild of America:Television Spot News, CBS News Special Report: World Trade Center Attack, 1993
  • Writers Guild of America:Spot News Script, Special Edition "48 Hours": The Coup Collapses, 1991
  • Writers Guild of America: Spot News Script, CBS Evening News:Soviet Coup, 1991
  • Writers Guild of America: Television Spot News, Persian Gulf Crisis, 1990
  • Writers Guild of America: Television Spot News , CBS Evening News in Beijing, 1989
  • Writers Guild of America: Moscow Summit: Television Spot News, 1988
  • Writers Guild of America: Television Spot News, Rekjavik Summit, 1987
  • The New Yorker Magazine: Talk of the Town, Best radio or televiision newscast in NYC, 1972
  • Overseas Press Club: Citation of Excellence, Radio Documentary: Northern Ireland: A Month of Bloody Sundays, 1971