Fred Barzyk’s Video Archive

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From Fred Barzyk

For the last decade, I have been gathering my shows and transferring them to digital format. These videos will be released as a highlight reel of my archive to be housed at WGBH and Marquette University.

This highlight reel is directed toward researchers in the year 2100. It is my attempt to tell the back stories for the historian who will undertake the history of what could be the best TV station in the country.

There is no permission to duplicate or embed any of the content. This is for research only.


  1. Caroline Isber Reuter on April 5, 2024 at 9:58 am

    I was wondering if you could advise me as to how to find my radio show tapes from my time at WGBH/FM in the 5 years I was a producer. (1963 -1968)
    best wishes,
    Caroline Isber

  2. Mary Helen Doyle on July 5, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    I’m very happy to see your archive post, Fred, there’s so much video innovation there for GBH alumni to re-visit, and viewers to discover. I had so much fun working on “Jean Shepard’s America” with you as one of the editors. The late night sessions putting all the pieces together were inspiring to me, and especially the crafty way you illustrated nebulous concepts for which there was no obvious b-roll! I’ll never forget the carousel of moon pies!! I’m looking forward to finding & viewing that episode.

    We watched “The Great American 4th of July & Other Disasters” this weekend, I remembered you were shooting it while I was working at GBH, right up the street in Watertown/ Belmont where I lived. I’ll send the Vimeo link to the kids in our family who grew up on “A Christmas Story.”

  3. Virginia Kassel on July 1, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Wonderful. Thank you for sharing and for being you.

  4. Alison Bassett on June 28, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    So wonderful that you have done all this work Fred! You were there at the beginning – doing so many cutting edge things. I am forever grateful that I was able to participate in a small way – I think beginning with Trisha Brown Dance at WGBY way back when….

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