Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC.
She is an award-winning producer/director of cultural programming for public radio and audio, including the drama series "The Radio Stage" and the documentaries "Titanic: Unsinkable Myth" and "They Made America" (with Sir Harold Evans). She contributes cultural features, reviews, and news to a range of programs at WNYC, and to wnyc.org, and curated the spoken-word series "Talk to Me" for the station's culture site. For WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space she has directed radio plays by Tom Stoppard, as well as the revival of Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City." The production won a 2009 Gracie Award for Best Drama. She has recently completed a documentary about Tom Stoppard, "T is for Tom," which will be released some time in 2013.
Montague is a former board member of the Association of Independents in Radio and the National Audio Theatre Festivals, and is on the faculty of Eugene Lang College/The New School, where she teaches a range of radio and audio courses. She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. In addition to the Gracie Award, she has been recognized by the International Radio Festival and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Montague was also a 1994 Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence.
The season is here. The time is now. When the top dogs are separated from the under dogs and only one canine wins best in show. Last night was the finale of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And of 2,700 entrants, an affenpinscher named Banana Joe was deemed the best.
The Super Bowl may be the most watched television event of the year, but that doesn’t mean that other networks don’t try their best to lure viewers. The most talked-about counter programming to the Super Bowl last night, the ninth Animal Planet Puppy Bowl, garnered millions of viewers.
This week marks the 136th Annual Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. It's the biggest and longest-running, continuously held canine show in the country. Sarah Montague is a senior producer and the Westminster Dog Show correspondent for our co-producer WNYC. She's been covering the event for the past 12 years and tells us about the culture of America's most beloved dog show.
The Westminster dog show happened earlier this week. You had to be in New York for that. But Takeaway listeners all over the country flooded our site with dog pics when they entered our Smartest Dog contest. Now we have the results, thanks to our judge — veteran Westminster reporter, Sarah Montague, from our flagship station, WNYC.
WNYC's resident dean of dogs, Sarah Montague, last joined us with her unique insights for The Takeaway's Dog Show. We enjoyed her commentary so much, we asked her to again share some more of her unrivaled observations about the animal kingdom, this time choosing her favorite entries from the Takeaway Cat Show. Click the players below to hear what she had to say.
For show dogs, it all came down to last night's results. After weeks of grooming, pampering and prepping, the officials at the Westminster Dog Show declared Sadie, a four-year-old Scottish Terrier, the "Best in Show."
Sarah Montague has a keen eye for dogs, and took some time before covering the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for WNYC to pick eight of our many, many Takeaway Dog Show contestants and offer some trenchant commentary.