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  • Jay Collier on Passing the BatonThank you all for these very kind words! It has been an honor serving such an inspiring community. I only wish we could find funding to allow me to continue. I hope new producer(s) in the wings will notice the...
  • Jay Collier on Bob Ferrante: “A Profession of Great Honor”Thanks, Marcus! Ferrante referred to his role as news director in the interview (which I didn't capitalize), and I believe you are right, his official title was Executive Producer.
  • on Bob Ferrante: “A Profession of Great Honor”Thank you for posting this. It is a lucid history of a fine journalist and a fine fellow. Michael Ambrosino
  • Marcus E Jones on Bob Ferrante: “A Profession of Great Honor”This was a great read. Thanks for the post. I believe Bob listed himself as the Executive Producer of the "Ten O'clock News" when I started as a Boston University work-study intern on the TOCN in 1981 But I could...
  • on Passing the BatonJay, thank you. I was only at GBH from 1965-67 but to this day I have dear friends from those years. And my training at GBH was invaluable when I moved to NYC. I love reading every email about the...
  • Lo on Passing the BatonOH NO...MR JAY! Please say it ain't so? Actually, You have more than earned it Jay. You have been a cornerstone of media information to all of us. And you've helped me countless times out of questions and messes. THANK...
  • Jay Collier on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveFrom Carol Hills at The World: A remembrance of Bob Ferrante. The former executive producer of The World died this week after a storied career that lasted more than 50 years. https://theworld.org/media/2022-09-16/remembering-our-colleague-robert-ferrante
  • Don Hallock on Passing the BatonJay. You've done us proud by reminding us so admirably of what we GBHers can feel proud of, and through managing a handsome web site and an admirable association of peers to be proud of as well. The 15 years...
  • Gerry Field on WGBH at the EmmysThe woman in the third row between John MacNight and Bill Charette is Carole O'Neill, one of the show producers.
  • Sam Tyler on Passing the BatonJay, when I arrived at WGBH almost 50 years ago, your (almost) namesake, Phil Collyer, took a genuine interest in helping me better understand how this production/broadcasting product I was to sell actually worked. In the past few years, working...
  • Jack on Passing the BatonJay, you have chosen to leave your current post, but you can never leave GBH. You are among alums, you are one of us. In your five years at the station, you learned about the folks who created the trailblazing...
  • Josie Patterson on Eric Jackson, 72, “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”Oh Eric, I’m sad that you died. Condolences to your family, who I’m sure loved you as much as your fans. Here’s to GBH Radio bringing back more music, and especially more jazz.
  • Amy Meyers on Passing the BatonJay, Thank you for your years of dedication to those of us who share the incomparable ‘gbh experience. My years on Western Avenue (‘73-‘78) may have been short but the values, lessons, memories and, friendships are treasured. I appreciate all...
  • on Passing the BatonJay, Thank you for the hours and years of creative, diligent and thoughtful effort to make the Alum Site a real treasure that we check often and holds the WGBH Clan together. I remember those early days in one half...
  • Carol Obertubbesing on Passing the BatonHi Jay, Thanks very much for all of your work in keeping us in touch with each other, both online and in person. It has been sad to read about the colleagues who have passed, but that's all the more...
  • on Passing the BatonJay - I can't believe it's been 15 years. You've created a world-class site. It is a wonderful research tool and documents so much of 'GBH and its history. Best of all, it has really facilitated our keeping in touch...
  • Paula Apsell on Passing the BatonJane: let’s be in touch! Paula
  • Jane Arsham on Passing the BatonJay-- that it will take 3 people to replace you pretty much says it all! Your service has been truly appreciated!
  • Bob Nesson on Eric Jackson, 72, “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”It’s a time to reflect on their lives — and our lives. Early on when WGBH had an actual 16mm film processing setup in the newsroom at 125 Western Ave, it was Bob Ferrante who was the go-to person for...
  • Benny Krol on Passing the BatonJay, your driving force, commitment and dedication to making the WGBH Alumni so successful will not be forgotten. Your shoes will be hard to fill and I feel that you will be missed dearly. Thanks for everything you do. Benny...
  • Laurie Everett on Passing the BatonBravo Jay. Thanks for your amazing work, for setting the bar high and for keeping us connected through these times.
  • Jill Philipson on Passing the BatonThank you, Jay, for keeping us all in touch with each other! You did a great job. (Thank you, too, for always having my back in the control room!!)
  • Susheel Bibbs on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveI remember him well. He will be missed
  • Ralph E Schuetz on Passing the BatonFive years at WGBH seems like a long time to me, having been at WGBH for only three years myself. In both our cases, it was enough to generate a tremendous since of pride and loyalty to the institution. You've...
  • Susheel Bibbs on Eric Jackson, 72, “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”I first brought Eric to 'GBH as Music Program Development Director, and it was a wonderful Union. I'm shocked and saddened by his passing. Thank you for telling us.
  • Jeff Hutchins on Passing the BatonLet me echo others' sentiments: You've done us all a great service, and done it with kindness, good humor, and patience. I'm grateful to you and glad I got to meet you at the last reunion. Good luck in your...
  • Margo Garrison on Passing the BatonOh no! Say it ain't so! I totally understand your need to move on but you will sorely be missed. I can't believe you only worked at the station for 5 years. You are 'GBH Royalty! Your legacy will have...
  • Bill Charette on Passing the BatonJay, I can't thank you enough for the time and effort you put into making the website and the reunions a seamless experience for all of us. You have been kind and responsive each time I have interacted with you...
  • John B. Gray on Passing the BatonJay, many thanks for keeping us in touch. Much apprciated!
  • Russ Fortier on Passing the BatonThank you Jay, for doing such a great job with this, and for never losing your temper (at least so no one can tell) :-)
  • on Passing the BatonJay, A shout out of thanks for your stewardship of our collective past; you have set a very high standard. Thanks for all your well-directed effort. Chas
  • Lo Hartnett on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveBob was passionate about the commitment to excellence. He was clearly bitten by the GBH virus, and he infected many over the years. Rest easy Bob.
  • Bambi Good on Eric Jackson, 72, “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”I just heard the news this morning and still have tears welling up. He lived his world so fully and shared its richness with us...
  • Paul Solman on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveLike so many people, I imagine, I owe my entire TV career to Bob. He offered me a job at The Ten O'Clock News in 1977, right after my Nieman Fellowship year. I said I'd like to be "the business...
  • Endre on Eric Jackson, 72, “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”I loved Eric Jackson's program and have been listening to him for decades. With all due respect, other jazz hosts didn't come close to him. I regret that I never told him how I felt about him and his work!...
  • Barbara Costa on Eric Jackson, 72, “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”Mostly as a listener, not a colleague (though I am ex-WGBH), I am so very saddened to hear this. The theme song to Eric in the Evening is a song I selected but a month ago for my dance with...
  • Russ Fortier on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveI worked with Bob, directing his shows at WGBH, for many years, on productions ranging from nightly news programs, like The Ten O‘Clock News, to election coverage, Boston’s busing crisis and even Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Harvard commencement address. Bob worked with...
  • Melanie Berzon on Eric Jackson, 72, “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”Woke up this morning to the news of the passing of the great Eric Jackson, the 'Dean of Boston Jazz Radio'. I am devastated and heartbroken. A swirl of emotions and memories overcome me. Eric was my mentor, my colleague,...
  • Louis Wiley, Jr. on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveMy second boss at WGBH was Bob Ferrante. I wasn't very good at my job, but Bob was generous in giving me room to improve. I admired his fight for a commitment to local news and engagement with Boston's communities....
  • Deborah Popkin Schuster on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveWill always be grateful for Bob bringing me into the Ten O'Clock Newsroom in the mid 70's. His enthusiasm for news was infectious and my love of news has lasted a lifetime. RIP, Bob.
  • Christopher Lydon on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveBob Ferrante, as executive producer, wrote a daily critique of our “Ten O’Clock News” – the lighting, the writing, the order of events, the live guest, the music -- and posted it the next morning for the show staff and...
  • Sue DeMarco on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveI am heartbroken. Bob gave me my first job at WGBH, at "The Ten O'Clock News." As production secretary, I was privy to much of his thinking. What struck me the most was how he genuinely cared about each and...
  • Larry LeCain on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveBob brought valuable insight to the news organization. I appreciated his candor and kindness
  • Monia Joblin on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveSad to learn this. He was so accomplished and so unpretentious. RIP indeed.
  • Robin Landerman Zucker on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveBob was my first boss at GBH. He had real zest and a sense of humor.
  • Margie Arons-Barron on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveI worked with him on the Ten O'Clock News in the 1970's and learned so much from the experience......including, but not limited to, the joys of skipping out and going canoeing on the Charles when the pre-empted a whole...
  • Dave DeBarger on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveI learned a great deal from Bob while working the Ten O'clock News and other projects. He was truly a giant of the industry, and a great teacher. Rest easy, Bob!orthicon@
  • Greg Fitzgerald on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveSad to lose two public media giants this week, Bob and NPR legend Jim Russell. Both made huge strides for public radio. It was a joy to have worked under both of them early in my career.
  • Bill Charette on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveWhat a legacy! Was a great guy, full of energy and quick to laugh. RIP Bob.
  • Jay Collier on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveHi, Fred. That would be great! Can you send an audio file of that interview so we can get a transcript?
  • frederick F. Barzyk on Robert Ferrante, 87, News ExecutiveOh, how sad. What a wonderful guy. His archive interview was one of the best. Maybe it could be transcribed and posted on the website. One of the people that made WGBH great. Fred
  • on Karen Barss, 61, Director of Educational OutreachWhat a bright light gone way too soon.
  • Elizabeth (Cote) Rossi on Karen Barss, 61, Director of Educational OutreachThis is incredibly sad news! Another amazing colleague who died way too young... I’ll always remember Karen’s smile, her laugh, and incredible work. She was such a wonderful person!
  • john rogers on ‘Food Flirts’ Cohost Sheila Brass, Cookbooks Scholar, 85I remember that one or both would show up on the scene dock for as part of “Miss Eddie’s crowd”, a delightful bunch, part of what made Auction fun!!
  • Nathaniel S, Johnson on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildIn my first year as an audio engineer in TV (freshly out of a decade in WGBH radio), I was assigned to "The French Chef." In those times, an RCA lavalier microphone had to be taped to Julia's chest, and...
  • Karen Johnson on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildLo, Yes! Ruth Lockwood, also the producer of Joyce Chen Cooks which I think preceded The French Chef. Julia's original introduction to The French Chef Cookbook, in the very earliest edition, tells the story of the beginning. Karen
  • Karen Johnson on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildThanks, Mike. One of my fondest memories of 419 is Jack's Food Truck. Judy (then Becker) Matthews found him in the Stop and Shop parking lot and convinced him to stop by the 419 loading dock every day at noon....
  • on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildJulia taped her show every Friday afternoon at Western Avenue. She made 3 different versions of her meal for the day so the audience could see start-to-finish. I was a PA at GBH then and enjoyed eating her finished 3...
  • Lo Hartnett on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildBravo Michael. I didn't throw my shoes, just yelled so loudly Paul asked me to calm down. Vivid memories of Julia, Avis and RUTH in our fund raising office 2-3x a week going thru viewer mail and production notes.
  • on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildAll of NET programming could be considered syndication. Stations offered series to NET. If accepted, the master tapes would be sent to Ann Arbor and distribution tapes would be recorded and mailed to major stations. After running the show, each...
  • Michael Esty on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildI remember when they moved shooting Julia Child to 419 Western Ave. Although I worked for B&G, I was responsible for assisting all with the show. Security for Julia & her husband as well as her handler. All very nice....
  • Jim Lewis on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildI have told this story many times, and it remains one of my favorites. When I managed WGBY, one of Julia's classmates, Charlotte Turgeon, arranged for her to do a major donor event at the station the afternoon following her...
  • Simon Campbell-Jones on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildGreat to hear your sensible comments, Michael. As usual!!
  • Wendy Davidson on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildMichael Ambrosino, I couldn't agree more! I haven't been able to get through the series to see how badly it continued.
  • John B. Gray on Finding “Religious America” and “Lighthouse in Loleta”Good Day, When at WGBH I helped put together a Phonics Series for the Eastern Educational Television Network and the 21 Inch Classroom called Word Workers, Inc. This was in the 70's. Hosts were Louise McNamara and Frank Lane. I...
  • Ralph Schuetz on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildIt was great to see your "historical note", Jack. My own little piece of Julia Child history is that my very first assignment when I started working on the studio crew under Al Potter and Connie White was tearing apart...
  • Jack Caldwell on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildAn historical note might be appropriate here. Prior to joining WGBH in 1966, I was the new vp of distribution for NET (National Educational Television). This was pre- and NET was based in NY. The engineering and distribution operations were...
  • Leah Weisse on Finding “Religious America” and “Lighthouse in Loleta”Contact the GBH Archives via email at: It looks like much of the series has been digitized but not cleared for online access. If enough of you push, maybe we can get it cleared, though I suspect there might...
  • Leah Weisse on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildIf anyone is interested, I did a very brief, very cursory look at how quickly the French Chef gained a national audience. Here is a quote from the 1963 WGBH Annual Report: Annual Report Fiscal 1963 WGBH-TV Channel 2, p....
  • Boyd Estus on Finding “Religious America” and “Lighthouse in Loleta”I am also interested in several of these films . Thanks
  • Michael Ambrosino (1956-1976) on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildSo much is false about that series I threw my shoes at the TV.
  • on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildNET was not interested in a Cooking Show. Hartford Gunn, the Station Manager went so far as to invite the wives of the top three executives of NET to the evening the show went to color. WGBH distributed the show...
  • Ron Juncal on Finding “Religious America” and “Lighthouse in Loleta”I would also appreciate getting a copy . please let me know the cost and process. Thanks so much
  • Julie Guenther on Separating Fact vs. Fiction in the Life of Julia ChildI've just found this video and regret that I didn't have the chance to pose a question I've been wondering about. In the HBO Max series, the fictitious producer, Alice Naman, seems to revolutionize the industry by being (apparently) the...
  • David Elinoff on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesI have fond memories of Karl. We literally worked back to back in Video Village. It was great to have his company in that otherwise lonely room. I think I learned something new about him and video engineering every time....
  • Christine Sweet on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesHi Margo, good to see you here. I too have warm memories of Dave St. O., esp. from when we were part of the skeleton crew trapped at 125 Western during the blizzard of '78. I also remember Karl Lorencic...
  • Bob Nesson on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesIt's so good to know that people who worked together so long ago [in the late 60s, the 70s and on] are able to share loving memories of colleagues and friends like Karl. Our community is dwindling with each loss,...
  • Margo Garrison on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesI was so sorry to read about Karl and also Dave St.Onge. Both were supportive and helpful to me back in the 70’s when women in engineering were still a rarity. Karl had a quiet, knowing, and gentlemanly elegance about...
  • Elizabeth burton on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesI don’t remember him but is great hearing from those active in the 1960’s. We are still out therewith all our memories Elizabeth Burton
  • Dick Heller on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesIt was always good to know that Karl was working on your production. His precision and excellence and calm professional air were guarantees of high quality.
  • Steve Damas on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesKarl and I worked together in the engineering maintenance shop for years. They were good years because Karl made everyday enjoyable.
  • on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesKarl defined excellence; I was lucky to have worked with him.
  • john rogers on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesI was/am a better man for having known him
  • David Crane on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesKarl and I worked together in the 70's in Engineering doing a lot of work in the mobile unit. He was a good friend and was very professional and a great EIC. I will always remember him. May he rest...
  • Olivia Tappan on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesWhat I remember about Karl is his warm smile and his kind, thoughtful way of going about his work and his life. I am grateful to have known him.
  • Benny Krol on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesWhat can I say about Karl, everything that is good because that is who he was. I had the privilege and good fortune to have worked with Karl for many decades. I learned a great deal from him, not just...
  • Russ Fortier on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesKarl Lorencic had a refined sense of humor and irony. He was a most effective engineer; as precise as any, and tuned in to what the production needed from him. He made every show he worked on better and with...
  • Bill Charette on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesWords that come to mind when remembering Karl, precise, smiling, warm, gentleman, professional, dependable, deliberate. Quick to laugh, I guy you liked the moment you met him. Will always remember his gentle ways. RIP Karl.
  • Frederick M. Barzyk on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesLoved Karl. He always gave me a second look when I tried some crazy thing. But smiled and then went out to make it perfect... adding much to the idea with his creativity. Great memories... RSVP
  • on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesKarl was a gentleman and professional.
  • Alex Pirie on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesA kind, calm, and thoughtful person! You always knew things were going to go steadily and well when Karl was there.
  • David Atwood on Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four DecadesI loved working with Karl. He would patiently explain things to this young cameraman. One day we were in the shop looking for a tube (yes, those cameras had tubes!). He found the one he wanted then saw it said...
  • Paul Solman on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerYes, a lovely guy.
  • Nathaniel S. Johnson on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerAlways a pleasant and helpful fellow
  • John Rogers on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerGreat Boss. Great Guy. Good Friend.
  • David Crane on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerI was deeply saddened to hear about Dave's passing. We spent 10 years together at WGBH from 1971-1981 in the Engineering Dept. We did a lot of editing together over those years and were often referred to as the "A...
  • Lo Hartnett on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerSo sad to see colleagues passing on. Dave was a treasure. When fund raising got shipped over to 110 Western in early 70's, I'd enter 125 every morning and pass by engineering. Dave when out of his way to say......
  • Dick Heller on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerIt was always a pleasure to work with Dave. He was knowledgeable, helpful and supportive in many ways. RIP.
  • John Voci on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerDave brought so much to engineering and the technical operation of GBH-always with good cheer and a willingness to help.
  • Claudia Downey on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerLOVED working with Dave on Pops and Julia!! I’ve thought of him throughout the years. A lovely, funny man! Claudia Allyn Downey
  • Prestone on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerOne of the best of a great crew. Funny and patient; as Chas said a force for the positive. I am very sad to read of his passing.
  • Geoffrey P Miller on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerI learned so much from Dave. RIP
  • Jane Pikor on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerDave was the best. He never took anything about the job too seriously (he used to say, "after all, we get to do this"), but knew how important his role was in ensuring the success of 'GBH. I remember asking...
  • on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerDave was always a positive force!
  • Frederick f. Barzyk on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerA very sad day. David was always there with a smile and a helping hand. One of the true pioneers at WGBH. I am forever grateful that I had a chance to work him and know him. Rest in peace...
  • Stephanie Brown on Dave St. Onge, 75, Chief EngineerGood afternoon! Thank you, Jay, for keeping the Zoom alumnus, abreast on the lives of those who impacted the show.
  • Elizabeth (Cote) Rossi on Sonia Paz, 49, Production Coordinator for “Arthur”I was devastated to hear the news about Sonia’s passing. It was such a short while ago that she announced on her FB page that she was diagnosed with her cancer, and I mistakenly still thought she’d live forever. I...
  • Hilary Finkel Buxton on Sonia Paz, 49, Production Coordinator for “Arthur”Sonia was such a bright, vibrant spirit-- and I'm so glad to have known her at GBH. Deepest and heartfelt condolences to her friends and family.
  • William on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionIt's amazing I grew up watching this show as a kid I loved it I've often wondered what happened to the cast members.
  • Darleen Wilson on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerVery sad news, indeed! My heart goes out to his family.
  • Eleanor Jewett on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI am very saddened by the news. It was always a pleasure when I ran into David around the building at 125. I didn’t report to David yet had such thoughtful conversations with him that I asked if we could...
  • Jay Collier on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerJean Liroff sent photos of David and some of the dogs he loved. https://www.wgbhalumni.org/2022/05/16/david-liroff/
  • Mike Enwright on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerDavid was one of the smartest people I have ever met. With all his technical abilities he was a man of the people. He and I shared many conversations over the years and I always valued his input. But most...
  • on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerAfter reading the comments about David, I realize that his ability to span boundaries and maintain a humane presence in the midst of so much de-humanizing technology is my take away. May we all emulate him - in our own...
  • Mary Kate Shea on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerRushing down a GBH hallway with that joyous lilt to his gait, David always had time for a quick chat. From my initial engineering job in 1983 to Ed Programming in 2006 there was one person from the strip who...
  • Julie Harrower Diaz on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerGreat memories John. What a special guy - sorry to hear of his passing.
  • Rusa Harju on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSo sorry to hear of David Liroff's passing. I cannot begin to articulate what a wonderful man he was and how much I admired him.
  • John Kerr on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerOnce long ago Liroff beckoned to me to come in as I passed his office. "What is it?" I asked, staring at the large gizmo on his desk. It was the first MAC I'd ever seen. Liroff's delight at what...
  • Jim Lewis on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerEverything everyone has said about David is true. I want to add one more note, a humorous one. David knew jargon and latched onto quips faster than anyone I know. One of my favorites was "a blinding flash of the...
  • Sam Tyler on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerUpon meeting David Liroff for the second time, one's first impression was validated: This fellow is for real. What set him apart was the humor and the innate kindness with which he graced the organization. He was consistently optimistic, loyal,...
  • Jay Collier on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerEli Ingraham has shared several of her photos with David and they're posted here: https://www.wgbhalumni.org/2022/05/16/david-liroff/ If you have photos of David to share, send them to
  • Jay Collier on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerCurrent article: https://current.org/2022/05/david-liroff-former-vp-and-cto-for-gbh-dies-at-77/
  • Deborah Gibbs on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerFor some reason David started calling me Gibbs one day and I answered back Liroff. That continued for many years whenever we saw each other until one day I was in the elevator in 114 traveling between floors when the...
  • Larry Goldberg on David LiroffAll my memories of David are warm, friendly, full of energy and compassion. He was a great supporter of GBH's pioneering work in media accessibility, of course, because he cared about ... everyone. And such an inquisitive mind - I...
  • Ed Chuk on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSo sad to hear of this news. David was an amazing man, not only brilliant in the world of broadcasting and media but could talk about anything from baseball to fixing brakes on cars. In the old 125 Western Avenue...
  • David G. Kanzeg on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI worked with David at WOUB. He was always easy to talk to and fun to be with. Condolences to Jean.
  • Bob Nesson on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerDavid's passing, and all these poignant notes about his wonderful role as mentor and inspirer-in-chief at WGBH over the years bring tears to my eyes. I miss his smile and encouraging ways. David was non-judgmental and open to new and...
  • Robin Landerman Zucker on David LiroffDavid was a real champion of newbies (as I was in 1981). He was a caring, honest and positive mentor and executive. My sincere condolences to his family.
  • Jane Pikor on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. He truly was a gentleman and a scholar. For many years, he was my boss and my mentor at 'GBH, and he always had time and a kind word for...
  • Cynthia Broner (formerly Alperowicz) on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSo many fond memories of "DBL," and a funny one: I always relied on David to decipher complex tech matters for any speech, script, or publication I was working on. One time, in the very early days of desktop computers,...
  • Gail Martin on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSo sad to hear this news. I had the privilege to report to David for many years and loved working with him. He was brilliant, curious about everything, and so knowledgeable about PBS - knowledge which he shared generously. He...
  • Beth Godlin Lillis on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI am saddened to hear this news. David was kind, supportive and always available to chat. Sending my heartfelt condolences to his family.
  • on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerThis is such sad news – Dave was an inspiration, a leader, and a visionary. I remember him saying to an early Producers Workshop class, “Have you ever heard of GOOGLE?” It was so early that only a few of...
  • on David LiroffThis is such sad news - Dave was an inspiration, a leader, and a visionary. I remember him saying to an early Producers Workshop class, "Have you ever heard of GOOGLE?" It was so early that only a few of...
  • Bill Pimentel on David LiroffA giant of a man, who never felt it beneath him to kneel down to listen to the concerns of his foot soldiers. RIP, “DBL”
  • Jane on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerWhen I read the news I immediately thought of you and how sad you must be. He was a lovely man and I have such wonderful memories of him. Hugs to you.
  • Elaine Coolbrith on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerDavid was a kind and generous with his breath of knowledge as a leader at WGBH. I will look back at our talks with great fondness and miss that mischievous smile. Wish you well on your journey David. My deep...
  • Sam Farrell on David LiroffDavid was an intellectual spark, an empathetic leader, and a man of drive and enthusiasm — he was well known for writing emails at 4 in the morning. He always wore the same blue shirt and red tie, a uniform...
  • Aimee Sands on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI just want to thank David for his kindness over the years. That's what I remember best about him. My deep condolences to his family. Aimée Sands
  • Audrey Paek on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerMy thoughts are with you, Susan. Only the best of times with David Liroff! Heavy hearts…Audrey
  • John Carver on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerIf ever there was a true fountain of intelligence, wit and wisdom it was David. In my rookie year, 1976, I soon realized that David was the one person that I could go to with a fist-full of questions and...
  • Elizabeth (Cote) Rossi on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI am so very sad to hear this news. While I didn’t directly get to work with David, he was nonetheless one of my favorite people at the station. In large all-staff meetings, in the hallways, cafeteria, David was so...
  • Susan Siegel on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI was hoping to never see this news on the alumni site. So when I opened the email today and saw that David passed, it shook me to my core. I was David’s executive assistant for over 20 years. He...
  • James on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerDavid was a friend and mentor to me. He had a knack for cutting to the chase with a few words. He saw the future with clarity. We have lost a rare treasure
  • Mark Duffield on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerMy first day/night at WGBH was early 1988. It was my first night in telemarketing. I was going to work two nights a week for a while then return to Nantucket as a commercial fisherman. I had failed at everything...
  • Audrey H. Paek on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI am deeply saddened to hear this news. Grateful for David’s leadership at GBH, his guidance, and support. I will always remember him for his kindness, integrity, curiosity, and wit. Sending my heartfelt condolences to his family.
  • Susan Galler on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerHe was smart, funny, and warm. Taught me a few absolutely critical things that I have used always. He sat right next to me as we wrote one of WGBH’s early NEH grants together. He knew I was overwhelmed &...
  • Geoffrey P Miller on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI spent 12 years at GBH, the majority of which was with the Interactive Group. As a fellow big 10 vet, David and I became good friends and I treasured his mentorship and guidance. Following his retirement, we communicated regularly...
  • Carl Piermarini on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSo sad to hear about David. He was a true technological visionary. A man of true passion and understanding who always took the time to listened to the “ranks.” I will miss him.
  • Thea Chalow on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSo sorry to learn of his passing. David was one of the REALLY good ones.
  • Bill Charette on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSad news. In my few interactions with David I recall a thoughtful and kind man, always smiling and engaged when we spoke. My sympathy to his family and friends.
  • Robin Landerman Zucker on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerI remember David fondly.
  • Greg Fitzgerald on David LiroffSo sad to learn of David's death. I remember always looking forward to his technology updates at and APT meetings. He was a true visionary and such a great voice for public broadcasting excellence.
  • Christine Lear on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerSo sad to read this. He was a loving and gentle person with huge impact on so many of us in public broadcasting and beyond. His talent and kindness will be missed.
  • on David Liroff, 77, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerOh, this makes me so very sad. A wonderful mentor, an expert in his field, a teacher…the list goes on. He was warm, caring and very very funny. I have lost count of how many times I have quoted “create...
  • Gill Pearson on Anne Slack – in memoryI have fond memories of watching Madame Slack, Patapouf and Gleeko? (excuse the spelling) We were in primary 6 at at Shawlands Primary School in Glasgow UK and it was the 1960s. It was very exciting and modern to get...
  • Saul Davis on Anne Slack, 94, TV teaching pioneer of ‘Parlons Français’Paul and Julia Child were also friends with my father's cousin in the OSS years, which contributed to Paul's retirement.
  • Saul Davis on Anne Slack, 94, TV teaching pioneer of ‘Parlons Français’I still have and treasure the book from this series. It was the ultimate in educational formats, not only for children. I particularly loved the folk songs, and the characters in the films, Cilestin, right? It should all be re-issued,...
  • Frederick f. Barzyk on Who is “Daphne”?That marvelous moment when Mr. Rogers visited WGBH was directed by me. There is only one small video left of that event. If you wish to see it go to fredbarzyk.com Chapter 1, Video 6. It is in at 11:58...
  • Findlay Muir on In MemoriamBill Stark was the first professional cameraman I met as a 18 year old trying to make a break into TV production. He made a huge impact. Due to Bill's efforts in teaching me, I went on the spend much...
  • Debbie Charren on Who is “Daphne”?Wonderful story! I have never forgotten standing in that LONG line with my mother, Peggy Charren, and younger sister. Eventually, we were able to meet Mr. Rogers. He was as kind and wonderful in person as he seemed on the...
  • Michael Ambrosino (1956 to 1976) on Who is “Daphne”?Jack, I remember WGBH having a "Meet Mr. Rogers Day." The line of Mommies and Kiddies extended out of Studio A, down the stairs, out the door, to North Beacon Street, along North Beacon all the way to the Charles...
  • Frederick F. Barzyk on Remembering Rick HauserThanks Anne for some wonderful memories. These are stories that make WGBH magical at its best, and frustrating at its worth. But with people like Rick and Nancy, the station thrived and grew. You were part of that growth, done...
  • Chris Gilbert on Remembering Rick HauserThank you Anne for sharing your wonderful recollection. Not only does it enrich my own memories of Rick in those days, but it resurfaced so many other encounters with the creative people at the station who came to the peanut...
  • Jack Caldwell on Who is “Daphne”?When Bob Kennedy was shot, we were in the middle of the Auction. I think it was a Tuesday night. I shared an apartment with Joe McMahon who was a special assistant for Edwin Brooks, Mass Attorney general, later a...
  • Sheila (Smith) Simollardes on Who is “Daphne”?Great ideas, Chas! While I worked that Auction, I have no recollection of seeing MisterRogers in GBH studios, so I have no idea who “Daphne” might have been. Any chance the child is somehow related to Fred’s family? Worth asking...
  • on Who is “Daphne”?First was it shot in Boston? During the actual auction ? Was it shot during a non visit by Fred prior to the auction? Check in with WQED. Try making it into an on air search by creating a...
  • Doug Gortner on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerI was just getting ready to ask Debra to collaborate with me on "brushing up" my CASE book on Deferred Giving for Independant Schools when I stumbled on this article. Back in the eighties, when I was starting Deerfield Academy's...
  • Jay Collier on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterFrom Rabbi Esther Adler: Rick embodied each of his many roles fully and with panache, which is remarkable because some of the roles were quite the opposite of one another. While he was the epitome of the gentleman scholar, an...
  • Chris Gilbert on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterRick's passing is very sad news. Eye-To-Eye, the ten part series on the arts co-produced with the Museum of Fine Arts, was my first job at WGBH. I was completing graduate school at BU. Rick and Joan (Wilson) Sullivan, his...
  • Austin Hoyt on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterRick and Nancy's temple in St. Paul did a long article on Rick's life. I never knew he had such a variety of interests and talents. Here is the link https://mzion.org/homz-blog/rick/
  • Paula Apsell on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterI was Rick’s PA for some of Nine Heroes and other shows. He gave me a chance to learn about TV production and he taught me a great deal. He was a talented, vibrant, and very kind man.
  • Bob Nesson on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterRick was a warm and embracing presence and an encouraging supporter of my own efforts. He was open to ideas and willing to engage, for a minute or an hour. His passing reminds me of the rich creative environment of...
  • Dave DeBarger on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterI had the very great pleasure of working with Rick on Making Things Grow, Maggie and the Beautiful Machine, Walsh's Animals and others. When I left WGBH we were collaborating on the WGBH Quiz Show Unit. He was a special...
  • Harriet Reisen on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterRick was a dear and demanding colleague (especially of himself) and I enjoyed his company immensely. When I suggested the talented and lovely Nancy Mason for his PA I had an inkling they’d fall in love. If you go to...
  • on Rick Hauser, Producer, Director, WriterThe phrases ‘Renaissance Man’ and ‘boundary spanner’ jump out at me immediately. I found him always the best and the brightest. He was a wonderful colleague and friend. Hopefully some of his works can be re-aired to remind all of...
  • Harriet Reisen on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerI met Dali in the mail room at gbh when I first came to Boston. She showed me the city…Quincy Market before it was fancy Quincy Market, etc. When I got work on Walsh’s Animals, she was a natural recruit,...
  • Details, details | Charlotte was Both on WGBH Timeline (1946-1978)[…] Well..turns out that in the fall of 1961, a fire destroyed the WGBH offices and studios, and for sev… […]
  • J Otsego on Robert J. LurtsemaThanks for the links! BTW-the second one is to wamc dot net--a lapsed critical observer of WAMC Albany (where I believe RJL finished his weekend programs)--which is WAMC dot org.
  • J Otsego on Robert J. LurtsemaI first learned about Mr. Lurtsema in the 1960s... I believe he was Sing Out! magazine's "answer man": Bob Lurtsema. About a month ago (Feb 2022) I was going through some old tape cassettes, and found one labelled "How The...
  • Kate Bernhardt on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerNot to mention one of the funniest people I've ever known.
  • Marcia Hulley on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerI do too
  • Beverly Shaffer on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerI worked with Dali on WALSH’S ANIMALS. She loved animals and she loved people - all kinds of people. She was a good person.
  • Nathan Hasson on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerIndeed, Dali was a life force.
  • Syrl Silberman on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerI agree, Dali was pretty wonderful.
  • John Kronenberger on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerSmartest, funniest…and nicest. Shared a small office with Dali for two years and, between laughs, was struck by her ability to get along with just about anybody, including people who were not nearly as nice as she was. Continue to...
  • Susan Presson on Dali Cahill, 51, Associate ProducerDali was my mentor and my friend for all my time at W...yes...W!...GBH. And kind of a life mentor as well. One of the smartest, funniest people I ever met. In honor of Lent, I pass on her comments when...
  • Kurt Blumenau on WGBH Timeline (1946-1978)From Kurt Blumenau Good evening, While reading the WGBH Timeline (1946-1978), I decided to crosscheck the items that are marked "this item begs for clarification" against the Boston Globe archives on Newspapers.com in hopes of providing said clarification. (Presumably no...
  • Anne Ulmer on Bill CavnessWhen we lived in Middletown Connecticut, we would dash home at noon to hear reading The Once and Future King (T.H.White) -- amazing characterizations, often hilarious. I'd love to hear that again, if it were available. I don't...
  • Alex Pirie on ‘Julia’ Trailer: Sarah Lancashire Embodies Cooking Icon Behind ‘The French Chef’Hey, don't forget "Julia" the documentary - special appearances by Russ Morash and, full disclosure - me, Alex Pirie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEHT8gwgaJA
  • George Coburn on William (Bill) PierceGuess who is coming for lunch? … if it’s a Friday, Bill Pierce would arrive at 11:30. My mother, Rachel Pierce Coburn would be preparing one of their family favorites - fish cakes. I always remember these days because Uncle...
  • Carol Obertubbesing on Bill CavnessEven the animals loved Reading Aloud. A friend’s cat used to jump up on the radio when the program started and back down at the end.
  • Leah Weisse on Bill CavnessYou can go to this link at WGBH Open Vault to see a list of what we have in the Archives: https://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog?f%5Baccess%5D%5B%5D=All+Records&f%5Bseries_title%5D%5B%5D=Reading+Aloud We are digitizing many and would love to make them available, but, as usual, there are issues regarding...
  • Kevin Lucas on Bill CavnessI think it might have been Reading Aloud where I heard Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré as the musical introduction and epilog (maybe there's a better word for that) for each segment of The Secret Garden, by...
  • Michael Jansen on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerDeb represented the best of gift planning. She was my inspiration since I bought her first book all those years ago.., and then her second. Last visited with her at a program in San Antonio. Now in this work 40...
  • Laurie LaMothe on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerSadly, I just opened my Planned Giving Today Newsletter and read the In Memoriam for Deb Ashton. We were recruited to Boston University in 1991. What great days those were for bringing together major and planned giving. Her sparkle was...
  • Jay Collier on David Mugar, 82, PhilanthropistThanks, Bob! A very nice interview with David. I've added it to the main story.
  • Dr joe on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionThank you! I’m Joe!
  • Bob Seay on David Mugar, 82, PhilanthropistMy interview with David 10 years ago for GBH radio on the evolution of the July 4th Esplanade extravaganza https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YJlw2WH_8azVaUa9s0ztbX-QNj9gh6MM/view
  • PEDRO D. GUITARD III on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionMuch appreciated, Jay! Thank you very much for posting! Viewing ZOOM was a huge part of my childhood, representing the best times of my life.
  • Stephanie Brown on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionHi Jay! Thank you so much for this updated information. Such wonderful nostalgic memories…Love!
  • Jay Collier on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionHi, all! We’ve posted the two sessions of the ZOOM 50th reunion here: https://www.wgbhalumni.org/2022/01/08/zoom-at-50/ -Jay
  • Jay Collier on Celebrating ZOOM’s 50th AnniversaryHi, all! We’ve posted the two Zoom video sessions of the ZOOM 50th reunion here: https://www.wgbhalumni.org/2022/01/08/zoom-at-50/ -Jay
  • Gordon Mehlman on David Mugar, 82, PhilanthropistI also worked on the WGBH-TV program What's the Big Idea and both of the Boston Pops Fourth of July Esplanade concerts that were produced by and aired on WGBH. What's The Big Idea was shot on the oceanfront lawn...
  • Lo Hartnett on David Mugar, 82, PhilanthropistThe Mugars were also generous major donors to GBH's Major Donor Annual Fund ....above and beyond. Sure wish I had Marilyn's 3x5 cards so I could share just how generous he was to GBH. A model philanthropist. .
  • Jon Abbott on David Mugar, 82, PhilanthropistDavid was a stalwart and remarkable supporter of GBH throughout his life. In the early 1970s, excited about the possibilities of television, and a fan of Channel 2, he worked at WGBH — for a dollar a year — donating...
  • Russ Fortier on David Mugar, 82, PhilanthropistI first worked with David when WGBH produced a series on Cape Cod called What’s The Big Idea hosted by Doris Kearns Goodwin which I directed. The programs were shot on the beach in Falmouth at Mugar’s Red Jacket Inn...
  • Olivia Tappan on David Mugar, 82, PhilanthropistRIP David. Thanks for all the meaningful things you did with your life. My most favorite memory is of being on a Boston rooftop with you and other WGBH colleagues watching the bicentennial fireworks over the Esplanade. Oh what a...
  • Lo Hartnett on Lo HartnettNo. Although over the decades consulting to stations, guess you could say I’ve trained or taught many budding fundraisers. So rewarding. Thanks for asking. Lo.
  • Anita l murphy on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionNeed a broadcast reunion. Man I'd give anything for a zoom card from back in the day. Love from middle Tennessee. You made a crappy childhood bearable.
  • Lo Hartnett on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerI am so sorry to hear of Debra's passing. We worked in that office for years. After Kerr and Sam left, Deb joined my department. She and I embarked on a quest to educate execs about the need for ongoing...
  • Kathryn sanfilippo on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerI never saw Deb without a smile. Kathryn
  • John Kerr on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerHere's how Debra Thorburn Ashton came to 'GBH: Sitting in John Brown's planned giving seminars in Harvard Yard in the 1970's, Sam Tyler and I realized right away that Debra was by far the brightest light in the class. I...
  • Karin Smith on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI'm from the first generation of Zoom fans, (1972) and remember watching that first episode and being in wonder of all the amazing things the Zoomers did. My friends and I were enthusiastic letter writers, and collected the Zoom cards...
  • Watts on Celebrating ZOOM’s 50th AnniversaryMy favorite 70’s Zoomers: 1. Donna Moore 2. Lori Boskin 3. Edith Mooers 4. Bernadette Yao 5. Shawn Miranda Reed 6. Nancy Tates 7. Neal Johnson 8. Maura Mullaney 9. Carmen Hernandez 10. Jay Schertzer Honorable Mentions: 1. Cate Wadsworth...
  • Paul Guyer on Celebrating ZOOM’s 50th AnniversaryThe lack of any current shows like this speaks volumes about how TV, even PBS, has lost its way. What little kids' programming that remains on broadcast TV these days talks down to kids, while stuff on cable just insults...
  • Ellis McCauley on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionMe too-serious crush on Tracy! (female here). She was so cool.
  • Sharyn on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI was 12 when Zoom premiered. I grew up in Randolph and had a crush on you. So great to see you all
  • Helen Andrews (former staff and volunteer) on Celebrating ZOOM’s 50th AnniversaryI still have a couple of "ZOOM Cards" with directions for stained glass cookies and making a kite. Oh, the good old days when sitting and watching "zoom" had an entirely different meaning! Thanks for the experience.
  • Beth Young Torcivia GLS '73 on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerDeb and I graduated from GLS in 1973, so we have known each other since we started in 1967. We reconnected during reunions, and when I moved to the Cape in 2018, we decided to make an effort to spend...
  • Stephanie Brown on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionThank you, Jay…This is an amazing article and wonderful pictures. So many warm and heart-touching memories.
  • Jay Collier on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionDon't miss the great article in the Boston Globe celebrating ZOOM's 50th anniversary! https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/06/magazine/50-years-ago-zoom-took-over-tv-with-ubbi-dubbi-that-zip-code-song-10000-letters-week/
  • John Carver on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerI have just now learned of Debbie's death and I am greatly saddened at the loss of my pal. We all must have our memories of her because she touched us in a way that went far beyond mere friendship....
  • Christine (Cavicchi) Adams on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerDeb hired me (christine Cavicchi, now Adams) in 1982. I think I replaced Cornelia Fortier in the development department working with Deb and the campaign team. She and I have remained life-long friends. There are so many WGBH stories to...
  • Laurie Everett on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerI never met anyone who had her energy--just amazing. My most vivid memory of her is one year when she was training for the Boston Marathon. I think both she and John Carver (someone will correct me here if I'm...
  • Marsha Salamoff Green on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerSo sorry to hear this news. Deb was one of the first people I met after being hired by Jeanne Brodeur in the Fundraisng Department in 1981. She was always cheerful, bright, and smiling. I was fortunate to reconnect with...
  • Nancy Brown LaBrie on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerI am so sorry to hear of her passing. We connected after my days at GBH when she was working at Wheaton, my alma mater. She was one of the most upbeat people I ever knew. So very sad.
  • Susan Galler on Debra Thorburn Ashton, Planned Giving PioneerVery sad. Deb was also a competitive ballroom dancer.
  • Milan Merhar on William (Bill) PierceOne more Bill Pierce story.... This was around 1977, evening air shift. I was in VTR, I think Dennis Correia was in Master Control, and Bill was announcing. Maggie Bordett came in from Ops with a fresh batch of air...
  • Alexandra on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionHi Joe, As probably read in my previous posts, I was a big fan of Zoom back in the day. I am now a psychotherapist, and so you can imagine my delight when I discovered that the book on my...
  • Alex Pirie on John (Jack) Keanlol, still remember Al Potter opening up the back of a video rack of somekind and finding one of your cigar stubs! Huge guffaws! "I know who did this repair!" said Al. Also remember a serious discussion on employment and...
  • Alex Pirie on Alex PirieMartin Bloch: An odd memory of a GBH'er on occasion, Martin Bloch (sp?) just popped up and he deserves a place here. Martin was a master scene painter, trained before the war (the #2 war) in Germany. Fran Mahard brought...
  • Dr. Joe on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionThat’s what zoom is for! We can zoom a ZOOM reunion. Hmmmm. BTW I have visited our Zoompapa in New Zealand. An incredible country enhanced even more by an incredible man. I’m Joe!
  • Dr. Joe on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI’m Joe! Thanks for remembering ZOOM as we approach our FIFTIETH anniversary !!!
  • Anita l murphy on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI AM 60 YEARS OLD AND WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE A ZOOM REUNION - why doesn't WGBH or do a box set - those childhood memories are awesome - love you Zoomers and Zoom fans :)
  • Ashley on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionLoved Zoom as a kid, and I still mystify my (now teenaged) kids with Bernadette's arm swing trick! Also remember loving the videos sent in by kids - especially remember the one where a kid used sheets of styrofoam and...
  • Rebekah Giarrusso on Joan Wilson bids for masterpiecesI still fondly think of our WGBH family.
  • Robin Landerman Zucker on The Money Room: So What?John Carver was a master deal sealer!
  • Carol Obertubbesing on The Money Room: So What?Hi to John Kerr, Sent note about how much I enjoyed reading about your career change to NPS but didn't know if you received it. Hope you are still enjoying the important work you do. Carol Obertubbesing
  • Nathan Hasson on Joan Wilson bids for masterpiecesThank you for posting this piece. Working with Joan was like having a new and exciting adventure every day. She was a whirlwind of energy, had a vigorous imagination and sparkling taste. Our office was often the scene of much...
  • Kim on The 1961 WGBH FireIs this the station where Julia Child's recorded in 1961?
  • Nathaniel Johnson on Joan Wilson bids for masterpiecesThe "audio man' Joan speaks of is me!
  • Leah Weisse on The Money Room: Fundraising Goes NationalHappy Thanksgiving, everyone! I was about to give up on the Kerr's Nog search when this morning I received a scan of the recipe, in the old Nooz/QuickNooz, from Dick Holden. Not sure how to post it, here, but thanks...
  • John S Roderick on Robert B. Peirce, 72, EEN Director of EngineeringHello. My memory of Bob Pierce was at SportsChanel in 1983. He became the second Chief Engineer in company history when Joe Schabhetl left to build TV 50 in Derry NH. Bob always had a good word and smile on...
  • Jack Caldwell on The Money Room: Auction Plays CupidIsn't this just a wonderful story? Yes! And there are so many more. Some we know but "only the shadow knows" them all.
  • on Anne Slack – in memorySpread “from” the USA is more like it. Anne was a teacher in the Schenectady Public Schools in upper State when chosen to appear on the new public television station in the 1950s. We brought her to Boston...
  • Dermot Walsh on Anne Slack – in memoryHappy memories of her French lessons in my Glasgow UK primary school. I’m afraid I ended up being not too proficient at French in senior school but I still remember the lessons fondly. I was unaware her influence spread to...
  • Lew Lloyd on The Money Room: Fundraising Goes NationalIf nobody else comes up with it I do have the recipe I'll post it here for all to see if requested