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Editor Tom Kuntz and reporter Phil Kuntz

Editor Tom Kuntz and reporter Phil Kuntz. Their book, The Sinatra Files: The Life of an American Icon Under Government Surveillance (Times Books, paperback) excerpts and analyzes portions of the FBIs massive file on Frank Sinatra. The file is 1,275 pages long and was begun in the mid 1940s and lasted until 1972. Tom Kuntz is the editor of "Word for Word," a column in The New York Times Week in Review section. Phil Kuntz is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

04:24

Actress Mia Farrow

Actress Mia Farrow was married to Frank Sinatra and will talk about their relationship. As a young actress she starred in Peyton Place and Rosemary's Baby. She was also married to Andre Previn. Her 12-year relationship with Woody Allen ended with his affair with Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi. Farrow and Allen had two children, and made 12 films together before their highly dramatic and public breakup. Her memoir published in 1997 is, What Falls Away (Mass Market, paperback).

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Actress Angie Dickinson

Actress Angie Dickinson. She played an undercover cop in the TV series Police Woman from 1974-78. Her film roles include Dressed to Kill, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pretty Maids all in a Row, and Ocean Eleven which she made in 1960 with the rat pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.

21:41

Sinatra and the F.B.I.

Editor Tom Kuntz and reporter Phil Kuntz. Their new book “The Sinatra Files: The Life of an American Icon Under Government Surveillance” (Three Rivers Press) excerpts and analyzes portions of the FBI’s massive file on Frank Sinatra. The file is 1,275 pages long and was begun in the mid 1940s and lasted until 1972. Tom Kuntz is the editor of “Word for Word,” a column in The New York Times Week in Review section. Phil Kuntz is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

07:42

Remembering Frank Sinatra: The Writer of "Angel Eyes."

Songwriter Matt Dennis. He wrote "Angel Eyes," which was one of Frank Sinatra's signature songs. Dennis also wrote several other songs that Sinatra recorded. Dennis first wrote for Sinatra when Sinatra was the singer with Tommy Dorsey band's, and Dennis was the band's staff arranger and composer. (Rebroadcast from 12/12/95)

08:09

Remembering Frank Sinatra: Nancy Sinatra Discusses Her Father.

Nancy Sinatra, Sinatra's daughter. She recorded a few hits of her own including "These Boots are Made for Walking," and "Something Stupid," the duet she recorded with her father. Nancy Sinatra wrote a book about her father, "Frank Sinatra: An American Legend." (REBROADCAST from 12/12/95)

08:29

Remembering Frank Sinatra: Billy May Discusses Arranging for Sinatra.

Trumpet player and arranger Billy May talks about working with Frank Sinatra. May worked with Sinatra on and off from the mid 40's to the mid 80's. He arranged Sinatra's albums Come Fly With Me, Come Swing with Me, and Come Dance with Me, on Capitol Records He did the arrangments for the Ellington-Sinatra album on Reprise. On Sinatra's 1979 release, Trilogy, May arranged the section called The Past. They met in 1939 when May was playing trumpet and arranging for the Charlie Barnett band, and Sinatra was singing with Tommy Dorsey. (Rebroadcast from 12/12/95)

13:40

Remembering Frank Sinatra: Lyricist Sammy Cahn.

Songwriter Sammy Cahn wrote many of the songs that Frank Sinatra recorded, including Come Fly With Me, Teach Me Tonight and High Hopes. He also wrote the scores for many Broadway shows including Walking Happy and Skyscraper, and for the movies Come Blow Your Horn, Robin and the Seven Hoods, and A Pocketful of Miracles. Cahn died in 1993 at the age of 79. (Rebroadcast from 5/8/1985)

09:28

Tribute to Sinatra: The Writer of "Angel Eyes."

Songwriter Matt Dennis. He wrote "Angel Eyes," which was one of Frank Sinatra's signature songs. Dennis also wrote several other songs that Sinatra recorded. Dennis first wrote for Sinatra when Sinatra was the singer with Tommy Dorsey band's, and Dennis was the band's staff arranger and composer. (Originally aired 12/12/95)

08:24

Tribute to Sinatra: Billy May Discusses Arranging for Sinatra.

Trumpet player and arranger Billy May talks about working with Frank Sinatra. May worked with Sinatra on and off from the mid 40's to the mid 80's. He arranged Sinatra's albums Come Fly With Me, Come Swing with Me, and Come Dance with Me, on Capitol Records He did the arrangements for the Ellington -Sinatra album on Reprise. On Sinatra's 1979 release, Trilogy, May arranged the section called The Past. They met in 1939 when May was playing trumpet and arranging for the Charlie Barnett band, and Sinatra was singing with Tommy Dorsey. (Originally aired 12/12/95)

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