From WGBH At a December 4 meeting of WGBH staff, longtime President Henry Becton ceremoniously passed the baton to Jon Abbott, who stepped in to the presidency in October after serving as Executive Vice President and COO. According to Cynthia Broner, their remarks met with a prolonged standing ovation for Henry’s nearly 38 years at…

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At a December 4, 2007 meeting of WGBH staff, longtime President Henry Becton ceremoniously passed the baton to Jon Abbott, who stepped in to the presidency in October after serving as Executive Vice President and COO. According to Cynthia Broner, their remarks met with a prolonged standing ovation for Henry’s nearly 38 years at WGBH.…

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From WGBH — 4/26/2007 After guiding WGBH for more than 35 years, President Henry Becton Jr. will become Vice Chair of the organization’s board when he steps down as president in October. Becton announced last December that he would step down October 1 after serving 23 years as president. In his new role as Vice…

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From Don Hallock WGBH President Henry Becton will be passing the baton in October 2007 to Executive VP/COO Jon Abbott, and stepping into the role of vice chair. As we make this historic transition, a new fund has been added to WGBH’s Breaking New Ground Campaign to honor WGBH’s fifth president, whose vision, leadership, and…

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From the Boston Globe (excerpts) — 12/8/2006 Executive who oversaw growth of station into a public TV powerhouse will leave behind a legacy of independence WGBH president Henry Becton Jr., who presided over the growth of Boston’s public television station into a national production powerhouse, told the station’s staff yesterday that he will step down…

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From the Boston Globe WGBH president Henry Becton Jr., who presided over the growth of Boston’s public television station into a national production powerhouse, told the station’s staff yesterday that he will step down from his post in October. Jonathan C. Abbott, WGBH’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, will take over as president.…

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