David Atwood got hired at WGBH-TV in 1965, for 80 bucks a week. He worked his way up from hanging lights in the studio to directing thousands of hours of groundbreaking TV over a four decade career.

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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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Years at WGBH: 1965 – 1980 (then as a contractor until 2005) Position(s): Camera, Producer/Director, Editor, Video Artist. Pine Tree Productions – www.pinetreeproductions.com Interview at Powdercast with Joel Olicker from Powerhouse Productions I was hired in the fall of 1965.  I was out of college, about to get married, and needed a job.  My history and…

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Six WGBH Alumni — Fred Barzyk, Michael Ambrosino, Olivia Tappan, Bruce Bordett, and David Atwood — tour the studios and offices at 125 Western Avenue, WGBH’s primary home from 1964 to 2007

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