Gail Martin, Director of Business Administration, Retires

I first walked into WGBH on January 20, 1978, in the middle of a 20” snowstorm to interview for an unpaid internship while in graduate school.  This was the storm that preceded the famous February Blizzard of ‘78.  The person I was to interview with was not able to make it into the station because…

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Michael Grossman, Caption Writer & Production Coordinator

It is with great sorrow that I report the death of Michael Grossman on June 22, 2022. Michael was an integral member of The Caption Center from 1984-2005, serving as both caption writer and production coordinator. His diligence, patience and quiet perfection influenced everyone who worked alongside him, and he set the standard for caption…

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A Sad Retreat for A Public TV Pioneer in Western Mass. (Editorial)

By The Republican Editorials, March 23, 2023 It isn’t fully clear why, after 52 years, public television in Springfield became untenable. What’s clear is that the demise of robust TV production by a veteran staff at WGBY Channel 57 is a setback. Though some TV operations will continue, this change sharply curtails a longstanding source…

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Mark Duffield on ‘Maritime Memoirs Panel’ – March 28, 2023

Mark Duffield will be participating on a panel of writers and story-tellers reciting their unique experiences on the sea: Maritime Memoirs.  Come in person to the Chilmark Tavern, 9 State Road in Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard or log into zoom from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 28.  Find the link here, https://pathwaysmv.org.  The event…

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Dick Pleasants, A giant of the New England music scene

After graduating from Emerson College in 1970, Dick began his career hosting folk programs on the South Shore, gathering audiences across the state before joining WGBH in Boston in 1978 as host and producer of the “Folk Heritage” show, which ran for more than 25 years.

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