From David Atwood Here’s a great shot taken in the Temple Church Courtyard in London, 1975. The shoot was for Classic Theatre and the actor we were going to interview was Ian McKellan. Characters in the shot left to right, John MacKnight (lighting), Karl Lorencic (video), Nat Johnson (audio), Greg Macdonald (camera), and John McKnight…

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From David Michaelis — 2000 WGBH was the alpha and omega of my mother’s career. … In 1959, to be a young woman and an associate producer and writer on a monthly television program moderated by Eleanor Roosevelt, the universally respected “First Lady of the World,” was to be truly present at the creation of…

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From Dan Beach – Studio 8H Website Design Eighty-four Massachusetts Avenue on the fateful morning of October 14, 1961 when "it all changed." Studio A. Ed Salners and Dan Beach — performing maintenance on camera 2? Early that day, most of us were deputized to paw through the acrid wreckage in search of anything valuable.…

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From Don Hallock Here’s a collection of images rediscovered by Steve Gilford in May, 2002. The captions are largely in his own words. Photos credited, where available. From Steve Gilford As for the Conference Room, when we moved into 125 Western, I was so struck by the size of the conference room table, I took…

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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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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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From Peter and Lilly Hollander WGBH-TV’s second Art Director, Lilly Hollander, appearing on the Tony Saletan show Sing, Children, Sing, the first locally-produced program series to originate in the WGBH studios. Lilly is adding necessary sound effects to the picture she has just drawn. Tony was busy playing the banjo.

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From Brooks Leffler Script Conference, A Time to Dance, 1959. Left to right: Paul Noble, AD; Jac Venza, Producer; Martha Meyers, host; and Greg Harney, Director. This was the first of Jac’s very long list of arts programs for public television. From Al Kelman This certainly looks like a collection of dangerous misfits. Actually, it…

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Photo Source Unknown Caption from Al Boyns The notorious Boston University Scholars “Crew of ’59.” Top left to right: Al Kelman, Phil Fields, Tom McGrath, Fred Barzyk, Don Knox, Bert Bell, Sue Dietrich, Dave Nohling, Jim Hennes, John Sunier, John Engel. Bottom left to right: Lew Yeager, Joe (Mark) Mobius, Brooks Leffler, Mel Bernstein. Not…

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From Vic Washkevich Each year, the entire station crew taped a Christmas Show sending up anything and everything, anyone and everyone. The tapes were shown at the WGBH Christmas parties. This shot of Frank Vento was taken when our class had to put on a Christmas show in 1957. With Frank is someone named Jerry…

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