Bud Collins, 86, tennis authority, broadcaster

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Considered the first sports print journalist to establish a regular second home on TV, Mr. Collins began offering tennis commentary for Boston’s WGBH-TV from the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill not long after he became a Globe columnist in 1963.

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New profile for Bud Collins

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Thanks to Bud Collins’ wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen, we now have a profile filled with facts, stories, historical photos, and the link to a full-length documentary on Bud’s contributions over the decades.

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Bud Collins, commentator, historian, and columnist

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Biography from Bud’s wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen — 4/1/2015 Born: Lima, Ohio 17 June 1929 Raised: Berea, Ohio Undergraduate Degree: Baldwin-Wallace College Graduate Study: Boston University Military Service: U.S. Army Corporal Married: Anita Ruthling Klaussen – 1994 Web site: BudCollinsTennis.com Facebook: Bud Collins and the History of Tennis book About Bud Arthur Worth “Bud” Collins has been…

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Bud Collins and Longwood

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From Dan Beach Bud Collins prepares for a tennis shoot. Shot in the my Traffic/Film department office at 125 Western. The first or second year of Longwood Tennis. Read an in-depth biography of Bud Collins.

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Alumni List – March 6, 2018

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Here is our current list of WGBH alumni, including those for whom we do and do not have e-mail addresses. (We have also included the names of our deceased colleagues in memoriam.) “Yes” after a name means we do have an e-mail address. “No” means we do not. Some people are listed more than once because we have multiple…

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Remembering the 2015 Reunion

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Alumni reunion 2015 was a resounding success! Below, you’ll find a selection of memories. Add your comments at the bottom! We’ve also posted image galleries from Jay Collier, Russ Fortier, Susheel Bibbs, and Ralph Schuetz. (Contact Jay Collier at   to find out to submit your pictures.) Help us identify people by adding comments on those gallery pages.…

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Reunion 2015 Guestbook (alphabetical)

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Please let us know if you’re planning on attending by sending an RSVP! Want to see the newest RSVPs? Check out our list sorted by submission date RSVPs received as of April 30 — In alphabetical order Your first name Your last name Years at WGBH Will you attend? Your comments Departments/shows/roles Chip Adams 1977-1981(WGBY)1981-1994(Webb staff and…

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Reunion 2015 Guestbook (by date)

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Please let us know if you’re planning on attending by sending an RSVP! Want to see if a colleague has sent an RSVP? Check out our list in alphabetical order RSVPs received as of April 30, 2015 – In order of receipt Most recent RSVPs are at the bottom, just before the comments. Timestamp Your first name Your…

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In Memoriam

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As of September 20, 2018 Fran Abramowicz John Ackles Lillian Akel Ambrosino Ken Anderson Sharon Angert James Armsey Bill Aucoin Rose Baboulian Dasal Banks Bob Baram Lew Barlow Pat Barnard Virginia Bartlett Jean Becton Leonard Bernstein Virginia Biggy Kate Billings Walter Bischoff Al Boyns Beatrice Braude Jeanne Brodeur Howard Brown Leigh Brown Kirk Browning Werner…

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Bernice “Bunny” Olenick, 87, executive producer

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From Cynthia Broner WGBH notes the passing of lifelong activist and former ’GBHer Bernice “Bunny” Olenick on 12/22. Bunny joined the sports and specials unit at WGBH in 1976 as an assistant working on tennis programming. (Historical note: In 1963, WGBH introduced tennis to American TV, with sportscaster Bud Collins and the National Doubles from…

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Greg Harney – in memory

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Positions (from 1958 until 1984): Lighting Consultant, Production Manager, Producer-Director. From WGBH QuickNooz — 8/10/2005 A link with WGBH’s earliest days was broken last week with the death of Greg Harney at age 78. “Many ‘GBHers know Greg’s name because of the Harney Scene Dock, dedicated in his honor by WGBH donors Bill and Anne…

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