1. Karen Johnson on July 15, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Thanks, Marcia, for the memories and names. And Tony for the Morning Stories. It was a beautiful place and time and will always be so in us. The scene dock and a darkened Studio A were especially magical places, full of memories and opportunities, and amazing encounters. (I walked onto the scene dock from the hallway one day and there on my left, maybe five feet away, stood the woman who stood on the tarmac with Humphrey Bogart–Ingrid Bergman–and I was not dreaming; thank you Eliot Norton.)

    I was there 30 years, moved my office 18 times, and started out trying to explain to viewers who wrote and called, what was happening on their tv screens. What a place, what amazing people, what times we had, how good it made me feel to be a small part of the good that came out of it.
    Thank you Marcia for capturing that in such a lovely way.


  2. Harriet Reisen on July 14, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    Wonderful to hear this again, Marcia. Tony Kahn’s Morning Stories was the first podcast to run on public radio, and the first on iTunes, too. It was a pioneering series with hundreds of stories from people all around the world. Many can be found on Tony’s website, tonykahn.org…. full disclosure: Tony and I have been married 40 years now. We met 50 years ago at WGBH.

  3. Marcus E Jones on July 14, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Wonderful memories, wonderfully told. Passing the scene dock regularly did evoke a tangible sense of creative energy constantly in motion. And, the occasional surprise of meeting national and international entertainment icons in the building such as James Earl Jones, Rex Harrison, Jane Alexander, Diana Rigg, and Alistair Cooke, just to name a few, was always a thrilling bonus to an otherwise typical workday at 125. I miss that glass, wood, metal and concrete edifice we cherished and once called our work home.

  4. Peter Swanson on July 14, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Wonderful piece – I miss those days

  5. steveolenick on July 14, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    That was a wonderful piece Marcia. My career started at 125 working for Greg Harney as well as for Reebop. My mother Bernice Olenick had an amazing career in that building including winning an International Monitor award an a regional Emmy. It was an incredibly creative and productive place, later to become the location of my first studio in 1986.

  6. Susan Loucks on July 14, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Wow. That was great to listen to. Thanks to whoever resuscitated it.

  7. Liz ("Tizzy" in "Photography as Sociological Description" at Harvard!) on July 14, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    How touching, dear Marcia, how real….this is the first time I’ve heard this, and thank you for your truth and honesty…yes, it brings tears to my eyes even after all these years!

  8. Chas Norton on July 14, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    I just discovered this and listened and was overwhelmed by its beautiful clarity.
    Every name mentioned brought back many many memories.

  9. Demetrios R Mena on July 12, 2023 at 1:25 am

    Best of luck – Can’t deny – ‘It was a beautiful run….’

  10. Sarah Duncan on July 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Marcia, what an incredibly moving piece. I too teared up listening to it, even if I never knew any of the GBH “ancestors” you mentioned. PS: I love your clothes. Business clothes aren’t necessarily “better” clothes.

    • Ralph Schuetz on January 31, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      I just found this really beautiful and moving piece, seven years after it was posted on this incredible web site. What memories it brought back of the people and places at 125 Western Avenue where I only spent three years in the late 60’s…but they were the BEST three years! Thank you so much, Marcia…and thank you Jay Collier for this incredible resource!

  11. David Atwood on July 19, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    What a beautiful piece. Thank you Tony, thank you Marcia.

    I had dissociated myself from the sentiments and memories, but when I “saw” Marcia walking around a darkened Studio A, I got a little choked up and thought of the 42 years I’ve been kicking around those walls.

    Thanks also, Marcia, for mentioning some of those who we do remember and who cannot hear your piece.

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