Reunion 2018: Guestbook – Alphabetical

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Final List – RSVPs received as of October 16, 2018 Here are our RSVPs, in alphabetical order. You can also see the newest RSVPs in the chronological order we received them. Regrets are here. This page is not being updated after October 16. Please contact Jay Collier at if your status changes. Please note: Some attendees…

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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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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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Alex Pirie

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1963-5: Cable puller, Asst. Lighting Director, Floor Manager, Mobil Unit Driver and Crew Chief (the mobile unit handled most of the larger productions before 125 was completed): MIT Science Reporter, French Chef, Tanglewood, College Sport of the Week, etcetera, etcetera. Moonlighted wiring the camera connections in Master Control at the 125 Western Avenue, built out…

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Photos from Al Hinderstein — 1961-64

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Text from Don Hallock The inimitable Hindy lensing a camera at Brandeis University for Prospects of Mankind. (June 1961) Hindy as the acting film manager, timing tapes in the tape room down in the basement of the Catholic Television Center. (August 10, 1962) Al says: “This is MIT Science Reporter at the Cambridge Accelerator Lab.…

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David Atwood: Getting started at WGBH

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From David Atwood Needing a job fresh out of college in the fall of 1965 I made an alphabetical list of Boston’s TV stations. The first was WBZ. I set out from Woburn, found WBZ and went in looking for work. They said they might start me in the mail room. I was devastated. I…

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WGBH Pioneers: Michael Ambrosino – Part 1 (1998)

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Michael Ambrosino — the creator of NOVA — describes his early years at WGBH, an era of live and live-on-tape TV productions at the 84 Massachusetts Avenue studio in Cambridge. This series presents authorized interviews with early producers and directors for Boston’s innovative public television and radio stations. He was interviewed on June 19, 1998…

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Reunion 2006 Guestbook

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From Don Hallock – 1/06/2006 Hi comrades, I would like to initiate the Reunion Bulletin Board with an idea about which I feel many of us would share considerable enthusiasm. It would be my image of an almost sacred moment to share a visit to the site of the “New Facility” with the rest of…

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Reunion Reunion

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From Don Hallock A small group of reunion activists met at WGBH Tuesday evening to discuss ideas for keeping us connected, and plans for future events. Among those present were Fred Barzyk, Connie White, David Atwood, Amy Meyers, Olivia Tappan, Sharon Rivo, Michael Ambrosino, Al Potter, Peggy McLeod, Moon Nimon, Jo Madden, Mary Ide, Nora…

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Appreciations

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From Austin Hoyt “With WGBH as big as it is today, it is hard to maintain a sense of community. The reunion did it. Wow! Thirty-five years of my life flashed back in multiple mirrors.” From Deedee Morss Decker “…Such a fantastic reunion weekend. It met my expectations 10-fold. So many people, and some good…

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The Party IX

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155. (Back) Jo Madden, Susan Presson with (front) Moon Nimon and Paul Souza. 156. Thea Chalow, Eleanor Jewett, Bill Charrette and Eliat Goldman. 157. David Atwood and Connie White with half of Al Potter. 158. Peter Cook and Fred Barzyk with Sean Hallock. 159. Jeff Dunn and Peter Cook. 160. Peter and Sally Cook. 161.…

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Friday night at the Zebra Lounge

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From Don Hallock — 2000 The Zebra Lounge will be remembered by those who frequented it, as a rather ordinary, dimly lit, smoke-filled watering-hole on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street. Today it’s known as The Crossroads. For years, in the late ’50s, the Zebra served as an after-work hangout for Boston University…

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Ron Russell-Tutty

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From Ron Russell-Tutty — 10/21/2000 I will never forget that late summer afternoon in 1959 when I entered the crew “lounge” and was stunned to see that Bob Schwartz and I were the first two interns in our class to be given directing assignments. Mine was for that very night! Louis Lyons and the News…

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