“Part of the Further Fracturing of American Society’

GBH’s suspension of ‘Basic Black’ seen as troubling media trend From The Boston Globe One segment aired the challenges of businesses owned by people of color during the pandemic. Another episode was devoted to breast cancer being harder to treat in Black women. One show was about “quiet quitting,” and whether people of color can…

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GBH laid off employees on Wednesday

  By Aidan Ryan Globe Staff,Updated May 22, 2024 Public media organization GBH laid off 31 employees, or 4 percent of its workforce, on Wednesday and suspended production of three television programs, CEO Susan Goldberg told employees. “GBH, like many other media companies, is facing financial headwinds,” Goldberg wrote. “Although our business is complex and…

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GBH Warns of Possible Layoffs as it Faces “Financial Headwinds”

By Aidan Ryan Globe Staff,Updated March 27, 2024, 6:05 p.m. GBH is facing possible staff layoffs as the station confronts financial challenges, chief executive Susan Goldberg confirmed to the Globe on Wednesday. “Like many other media outlets, GBH is facing financial headwinds,” Goldberg said in a statement, in response to Globe questions. “We are looking…

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Remembering Robert Tompkins

Excerpt from Dignity Memorial. The Tompkins family mourns the passing of Robert Tompkins, of Harwich Port, a beloved man who touched the lives of many. Born on December 16, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Robert entered this world with a spirit that would leave an indelible mark on those around them. From an early age,…

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Remembering Donald Foster Mallinson

Excerpt from Bartlett Funeral Home obituary Donald Foster Mallinson, 88, of Falmouth, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, sailor, hiker, traveler, reader, photographer, environmentalist, progressive liberal, and prolific writer of letters to the editor died on Monday, March 11, 2024 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, MA after a winter of declining health…

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Changing Landscape for Public Broadcasting

By Fred Barzyk The new year, 2025, may bring new challenges for Public Television and Radio.  The inroads that streaming have made into viewing habits, puts linear TV in jeopardy.  (My 2 grandchildren, 22 and 25 ,do not own a TV and have no plans to buy one)   There is also concerns that the…

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Anthony Hill, 72, Ten O’Clock News Producer

During his years at Harvard, he wrote for The Harvard Crimson, an experience that launched a journalism career that included the Boston Phoenix, The Real Paper, Newsweek and eventually, led to his reporting for and producing segments for The Ten O’clock News on WGBH.

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Bob Moscone … He’s Left the Building …

A tribute by Don Hallock Rumor has it that Bob (“The King”) Moscone has passed. The news is – very appropriately – making the GBH rounds. If you’ve already been told, simply chalk that up to Bob’s beloved place in our collective hearts …. then send it on. Those of us who knew him remember…

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Rudy Perez Tribute 11/24/1929 – 9/29/2023

By Nancy Mason Hauser I left New York as a critic for “Dance Magazine” in the early 1970s to go to WGBH, Boston’s public television station.  Rudy Perez had already been there two years earlier, creating a ground-breaking dance piece for the medium. It was called “District One.” Commissioned to create a site-specific work (pretty…

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Remembering Jonathan Goell, by Russ Fortier

From Russ Fortier: Chris (Wenger) Goell texted me yesterday to tell me that Jonathan Goell died on September 7th. According to Chris, Jon had been in hospice, at home, and died quietly and peacefully. Some might remember Jon as the host of The Photo Show, a WGBH show that premiered in 1978 and was produced…

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Gus Solomons Jr., creative presence in modern dance, dies at 84

By Bryan Marquard Boston Globe Staff,Updated August 23, 2023 The number of work commitments that filled each week for Gus Solomons Jr. in early 1964, when he was 25, would have exhausted many in the dance world he prominently inhabited with his powerful, 6-foot-3 frame. Teacher, student, dancer, and choreographer, he was based in New…

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