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  • Ray Fallon on Do You Remember This?As John Voci wrote, it was Bill Cavness who had the program before Robert J. Bill told me that he was the one who came up with the name of "Morning Pro Musica." Bill also said that he had a...
  • Doug Briscoe on Robert J. LurtsemaThank you, sir.
  • Doug Briscoe on Robert J. LurtsemaThe "Reading Aloud" man was Bill Cavness (perhaps RJL made some contributions from time to time, but I doubt it).
  • Doug Briscoe on Robert J. LurtsemaIf I remember rightly, both Bill Cavness and Nat Johnson preceded RJL as the host of MPM, a title, by the way, that he disliked.
  • Robin Landerman Zucker on Do You Remember This?I worked on the Tom Cottle Show. I seem to remember it just brought the lights up from black onto a studio "interview" set. Very simple show, but we addressed some sensitive topics.
  • Leslie Warshaw on Robert J. LurtsemaThank you John Beck for your sensitive comments about Robert J. I have a collection of lovely frogs—ceramic, glass, sketches on paper—that he gave me as personalized tokens of thanks for being there during twenty-five years. Maybe my favorite memory...
  • John Voci on Do You Remember This?I believe that Bill Cavness hosted the morning classical show before RJL.
  • Jay Collier on Do You Remember This?From Judith Gerstel: Does anyone remember the name of the original host of MPM? I worked on that program when it started ....a Hungarian name, I think
  • John Beck on Robert J. LurtsemaMy college roommate Alex Swistel began sharing the nine night and weekend switchboard-security-PR shifts with me early in 1968, and at that time at 125 Western I was the first to sometimes turn down Channel 2 audio and play the...
  • Bill Charette on Do You Remember This?I was the DP on the T Berry Brazelton What Every Baby Knows series for several years. It aired on Lifetime cable. Loved working with Brazelton.
  • Lo Hartnett on Do You Remember This?TOM COTTLE That's who came to mind reading this request. Can see him still - polyester bell bottom pants, bright printed shirt w/top buttons undone, big huge natural afro, big smile. SOAPBOX believe he did a talking head fundraising spot...
  • John Kronenberger on Robert J. LurtsemaWell, yes, but: I remember hearing “Bob Lurtsema” (as he was then) on Folksingers ‘Round Harvard Square on WCRB in the mid-60s, before I left for New York. When I returned to Boston in the early 70s, he had taken...
  • Cindy Seneca on Do You Remember This?T. Berry Brazelton was my beloved pediatrician from birth to 13 years old. I didn't know he had a show! I would LOVE to see his show, if Channel 2 ever plays it again. Or if there is some other...
  • Jay Collier on Do You Remember This?More leads via the WGBH Alumni Facebook group: Jon Solins: Sounds like the Tom Cottle Show. Nancy Linde: I thought of Cottle too. The show was called Soapbox, I think. But I don’t remember that opening. Lisa Oteri: Sounds familiar!...
  • Russ Fortier on Do You Remember This?I wrote this on the alumni Facebook pages, so please excuse duplication: I believe the station did a program or perhaps a series with T. Berry Brazelton of Harvard, a noted pediatrician who explored child development and mental health.
  • Thomas White on We Were the TV GenerationNo kidding! I found this article buried in some obscure file on the computer during lockdown. Jay Collier added some links and Voila! BTW - If you were once known as Charley Kelley on Camera we should chat sometime -...
  • David H. Lyman on Robert J. LurtsemaRobert J Remembered The winter of 1963 I was managing The Unicorn Coffee House, a popular folk music venue in Boston’s Back Bay. It was on Boylston Street, across from the Prudential Center, down stairs, under a furniture store, now...
  • Mike Esty on Robert J. LurtsemaWhen I first started working at WHBH it was my first year at College. I worked from 3pm to 11pm at the switchboard. ( Security ) Believe me when I tell you it was a 1920 switchboard. Connect one cable...
  • Susheel Bibbs on Robert J. LurtsemaI loved Bob and working with him when I was Music Program Director at GBH Radio before moving on to TV. I awoke to that wonderful, soothing, gravelly voice each morning, and we could count on the periods of music...
  • Marcia Hulley on Do You Remember This?Nope. The tom cottle show was a talk show. I was on one of them. It didn’t have an animated open.
  • C Wagner on Robert J. LurtsemaDoes Anyone have full shows?
  • Nancy Linde on Do You Remember This?I thought of Cottle too. The show was called Soapbox, I think. But I don't remember that opening.
  • Jon Solins on Do You Remember This?Sounds like the Tom Cottle Show.
  • Amy Meyers on Marilyn Bernardo, Fundraising “Den Mother”It’s been days since this was posted and I’m drawn back to it for many reasons. We’re really talking about the olden days here and from a different perspective from those who were unaware of or unfamiliar with the “back...
  • Deb Dargatz on Marilyn Bernardo, Fundraising “Den Mother”My mother Elizabeth Sexton Davidson was Auntie's older sister. Wendy Davidson is my older sister.I feel I could write a book on how amazing Auntie was to me and my family (husband Jeff Dargatz, our 5 children: Josh, Mark, Michael,...
  • Mark Sexton on Marilyn Bernardo, Fundraising “Den Mother”My father John Sexton was Marilyn's brother. Aunt Marilyn was my mentor, friend and inspiration setting me on the right track many times in my life when I had strayed. She had a heart of gold and would do anything...
  • Eileen Kelly on Marilyn Bernardo, Fundraising “Den Mother”Eileen Kelly met Marilyn and her husband, Tony Bernardo, in 1998 on the golf course in Estero, Fl. They became instant friends. In 2002 Tony went into a nursing home. Eileen and Marilyn moved in together.Marilyn often spoke fondly about...
  • Charles Kelley on We Were the TV GenerationGreat reminiscence, Tom. Enjoyed reading it. By strange coincidence....Amazing the things that turned up this month during a social isolation deep-cleaning!
  • Thomas White on We Were the TV GenerationCould have been a ZOOMdo, hopefully not Cafe ZOOM
  • Bob Nesson on We Were the TV GenerationI love these recollections. In the early years there were mini-docs — ["Zoom Guests"] some produced by Janet Weaver. On one, a rodeo shot in Nebraska, I put my Spectra light meter on the ground while lining up a shot....
  • Larry LeCain on We Were the TV GenerationGood recall Bill! ...Sounds a bit like Fran Mahard?
  • Steve Gilford on We Were the TV GenerationI particularly enjoyed seeing the opening of Zoom here. Bliss Bruen took the portraits of the kids for several seasons. She later told me it was one of her favorite assignments.
  • Elizabeth C Burton on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryLoop Elizabeth
  • Bill Charette on We Were the TV GenerationWhenever the mention of Zoom comes up I recall the page broadcast over the GBH PA system during a break in taping. "Would whoever is in charge of the Zoom kids please come to the cafeteria? They're putting flies in...
  • Jay Collier on We Were the TV GenerationThe New Yorker posted an in-depth story about the original Zoom yesterday! https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/come-on-and-zoom-zoom
  • Charles Walcott on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryHi Michael, You've got me beat by 5 years but I think I was at WGBH even before you were! I started in 1955 with Mary Lela Grimes helping with Discovery. It was a wonderful experience and we had many...
  • Lo Hartnett on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryMichael, you managed to capture that gleeful feeling of knowing you were doing something important, fun, innovative - learning every step of the way. And the opportunity was presented to you, encouraged you to grow, experiment, achieve. And we sure...
  • Anita Ruthling Klaussen on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryBud Collins (d March 6, 2016) is at Mount Auburn, overlooking WILLOW POND, under a lovely tree... check him out... Quote from the Owl and the Pussycat: "And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by...
  • Don Hallock on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryAn admirable and touching pilgrimage, Michael; reminds me of a letter I had been intending to send in for some time. Didn't have so many words to share, but this thought: Yes, we didn't see ourselves so much as blazing...
  • Sheila Smith Simollardes on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryYou've always had a delightful way with words, Michael, and I've tried to emulate your style when communicating with friends or co-workers. Just last week during our (virtual) staff meeting at Fruitlands Museum I told a WGBH story, after which...
  • Steven Douglass on Dave Coveney, EngineerJeff, I was so sorry to hear about your overwhelming loss. I hope & trust Dave had a soft landing on the parallel plane, so that he can continue his angelic works.
  • Jack Gill on Greg Harney – in memoryI was one of the 1959-1960 GBH scholars. I came from Iowa State U. at Ames Iowa. It was the home of WOI-TV, who had an illustrious history, thanks to the Ford Foundation. Lighting? Oh, yes. First you lined up...
  • Dighton Spooner on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryOne of my most memorable interactions with David Ives was my first. It was 1974 and I’d just graduated from college. It was my first day on the job as a writer/researcher on Say Brother. I was coming down the...
  • Michael Ambrosino on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryThe joy of approaching 90 in a few days is to greet the day, converse with my wife, kiddies, grand kiddies and have some life to which to look forward. The saddness is to know that so many of those...
  • Ron Della Chiesa on Dave Coveney, EngineerSad news! Dave left us all to soon. A sweet gentle spirit. His smile says it all. RIP
  • Harriet Reisen on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryMy first assignment at WGBH was to associate produce a segment on poultry for Rick Hauser's "Walsh's Animals. Franco Romangnoli was photographing chickens for us down in Taunton, and I rode down with him. Not knowing at all who he...
  • Helen Andrews on A visit to Mount Auburn CemeteryThank you for this message. DOI was so inspiring, and never too 'important' to be part of the fun in fundraising. When I put him down as a reference for a job, he wrote about how funny I was at...
  • Wendy Davidson on Dave Coveney, EngineerMy heartfelt condolences to you and your family. This horrible Plague has taken away so many precious loved ones. Wendy Davidson
  • Mary Helen Doyle on Dave Coveney, EngineerI really enjoyed working with Dave, 1981-1986. He was always so positive and helpful to me and all engineers in the tape room and edit suites. Such a kind and fun guy. It was so nice to see him at...
  • Mary Kate Shea on Dave Coveney, EngineerDave was a great guy. I was one of the “babies” who worked in engineering in the early 80’s. He was kind and generous with his knowledge and friendly personality. I have fond memories of Dave. I am sorry for...
  • Peter Swanson on We Were the TV GenerationAs a fellow Emersonian, I especially loved reading your story. My first paying job in Broadcasting was for Rex Trailer. Boomtown's "Production Co-ordinators" began their tenures cleaning up after Goldrush. Glad you didn't have to do too much 'shoveling' as...
  • Margo Garrison on Dave Coveney, EngineerDave was so great! A character. He always had some funny story to share and always made the listener feel special. He was kind and genuine. When I became an audio engineer he always helped me when I didn’t know...
  • Raquel Ortiz on Dave Coveney, EngineerHe was humble and helpful and fun to work with. RIP Dave.
  • Bob Nesson on Fred BarzykI love Fred Barzyk!!!! His bottomless well of humor, creativity, and connectivity continues to amaze me -- it's only been about 50 years!!! Bob Nesson
  • Susheel on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoI know Boston will miss Michael! I will never forget his coming to visit me in the Taj hotel when I was in India. What an inspiring guy!
  • fred barzyk on Fred BarzykFirst, so glad to hear from you. It must have been something like that. I never walk out so it had to be Greg seeing what you could do. Hey, we both had Hallock to save our asses. Hope all...
  • Jay Collier on Composer of WGBH’s Iconic “Sting” Dies at 97From Bill Cosel: Kingsley was discovered when we created the Evening at Pops first opening 1970.....Michael Rice then commissioned Kingsley to do the sting...and Kingsley and his Moog Synthesize Quartet were soloists with the Boston Pops on the first season...
  • Jack Gill on Fred BarzykFred, Jack Gill here. Let me tell you a story. You were, I believe, a member of the class of '58-'59. I came along the next year. One evening, which will live in infamy, I came into studio A. It...
  • Raquel on Celebrating Michael Ambrosino: Alumni StoriesWell I am sorry I missed this gathering, but reading the transcript was great. Thanks for that and all the reminiscing. I love public broadcasting and being a CPB/WNET AND WGBH alumnus. Also fun to see so many of my...
  • Jay Collier on Composer of WGBH’s Iconic “Sting” Dies at 97We have just posted a story about the passing of Gershon Kingsley, who composed the iconic WGBH logo sting music. WGBH's Daphne Northrop is hoping to learn more about how Kingsley and WGBH connected. Please add your memories to the...
  • Jack Gill '59-'60 on Understanding Bucky (1963)Jack Gill here. Ah, yes, Buckminster Fuller. He was a resident genius at Sothern Illinois University in Carbondale. He hosted a weekly late night tv program that I produced called Great Conversations. I can't recall the name of the co-host,...
  • Virginia (Kassel) on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoMIchael -- -- Thank you for the memories. Hope to see you at the next gathering.
  • Jay Collier on Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screeningThanks, Leah and colleagues! Here are the links directly to the show: http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog?f%5Baccess%5D%5B%5D=All+Records&f%5Bseries_title%5D%5B%5D=Michael+Ambrosino%E2%80%99s+Show https://americanarchive.org/catalog?q=ambrosino&utf8=%E2%9C%93&f[access_types][]=online
  • Leah Weisse on Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screeningThanks to quick work by a bunch of people in the MLA, the digitized episodes of Michael Ambrosino's Show are now available on Open Vault and in the AAPB Online Reading Room! Links below: http://openvault.wgbh.org/ https://americanarchive.org/
  • Jay Collier on Moses Shumow, 42, Associate ProducerFrom WGBH Quick Nooz: A memorial service and reception for Moses Shumow, former Production Assistant for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and Associate Producer for our Lifestyle Unit, will take place this Sun, 10/27, 2pm, at The First Baptist Church, in Beverly, MA...
  • Simon Campbell-Jones on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoI might have hopped over the pond, had I realised! Wonderful pictures of only slightly older good friends. Forty seven years? Naaah! Can't be. Congrats again Michael. Much love to all.
  • Hilary Finkel Buxton on Moses Shumow, 42, Associate ProducerSo very, very tragic. I worked with him briefly in the Lifestyle Unit and am so sorry to hear about his untimely passing. Awful. Deepest condolences to his friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Michael M. Ambrosino on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionThanks Madeline. That is a lovely story, and a tribute to two delightful and accomplished folks.ou could have full confidence that things would get done, and get done well and with style. It has been a pleasure to know them...
  • Andrea Sodano on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardAnd then there was the time that the Auction crew put his motorcycle up for auction while he was running lights......a very surprised and nonplussed Chas. Andrea (Chas' very proud wife).
  • Tonia on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardMom and I are sitting here very proud of you and remembering all the wonderful creations that we had the pleasure of collaborating with you on during the years. We love you and you deserve all of this and more!...
  • Annie Valva on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardWell done Chas! You have always been a wonderful mentor and great friend. Your talents are far reaching, and I especially appreciate how you have helped many women navigate the business. I love you brother! ❤️
  • Michael Lutch on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations and Thank you Chas for always making sure the lighting was what I needed to get the still photo to accompany the project I was documenting for WGBH.
  • Gordon Mehlman on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations Chas, It was a privilege and a pleasure to have worked with a master of his craft and a friend for more than fifty years. Every production that you were a part of from the how to's, NET operas,...
  • Austin Hoyt on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, It was an honor to work with a real pro for many years. You deserve the best.
  • Syrl Silberman on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardHi Chas, So well deserved. I send congratulations echoing down the years. Warmly (many foot candles worth) Syrl
  • Raquel Ortiz on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoHola Michael, I’m so sorry I didn’t know about this celebration of your work and accomplishments. Well deserved of course. Looks like it was a grand event. The photos are great. Wishing you continued health and joy and fun. Hope...
  • Sixto Escobar on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas a well deserve honor. You contribute a lot to the success of WGBH. I appreciate specially the work and contribution you made to LA Plaza. Felicidades
  • Christine Lear on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoCongratulations Michael! Well deserved!
  • Susan Peters on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations Chas! You have been a mentor and a leader to so many. So happy that this honor is coming your way!!! Susan
  • Roger Lyons on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardHub-i, Chub-az. I spent my formative years in television working on such WGBH programs as The Ten O'Clock News, The Advocates, various how-tos, and Elliot Norton Reviews. Yet my one year on ZOOM gave me a front-row seat to learning...
  • Don Hallock on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoA fine reminder of how much you are deservingly loved, respected and admired, Michael. Proud to be to be a friend, Don
  • Allan Muir on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations, Chas, you are the BEST. I have awesome memories of our collaborations on The Advocates, Infinity Factory, and The Cars breakout video. Just being around you was a treat!!!
  • Derek Hunt on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations, Chas, a wonderful honor to a most deserving designer. From an old friend and admirer. Derek Hunt
  • Hope Green on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardYour insistence on getting it right when we overlapped at WGBH set my standard for lighting directors ever after. So glad to see your work recognized with this award. Congratulations.
  • Raquel Ortiz on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardWhat marvelous well deserved honor. I was thrilled when you received an Emmy for Lighting the first “La Plaza” set. It was always a delight working with you. I respect and admire your talent and skills and your big heart....
  • Mark Helman on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongrats, Chas! I learned a lot from you, and had a lot of laughs along the way. Keep it up!
  • Fred Lindauer on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardWay to go Chas. Lots of memories of working with you in New Haven so many years ago. Congratulations.
  • Marc Tucker on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardDelighted to see that you are getting this award, a fitting capstone to an impressive career. From your long-time friend and admirer... — Marc Tucker
  • Dick Heller on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, a well deserved honor for a consummate craftsman, teacher, and colleague. From crew days to directing, it was always great to know you were on the team, giving your all. Keep the beautiful photos coming, too!!
  • Henry Becton on Julia Child & Godzilla the Lobster: Early Memories in Studio AThat's a great recollection, Bill, well told! I arrived at WGBH at about the same time hired as one of the two last producer trainees. (The other was Kathy Kinderman, Arthur Schlesinger's daughter.) I was assigned to work on the...
  • Charles Kelley on Julia Child & Godzilla the Lobster: Early Memories in Studio AGreat story, Bill. I was fortunate enough to work as a summer replacement studio technician with you and that wonderful crew you were a part of for a couple of years in the early 1970's while just starting college Brought...
  • Bill Charette on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, There’s an army of people who learned lightning at your knee. As I mentioned to you at the last reunion, you were a major influence in my career for which I am forever grateful. Congratulations
  • Don Hallock on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations, Chas. 50 years! Wow! Still see you in the background of 'Roadshow' from time to time. You just never stop. Anyway, no one deserves the award more than you. Proud to know you. Don
  • Bob Manosky on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations. Well Done Chas.
  • Tom Malkin on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations Chas on this great honor and achievement. Enjoyed working with you for 8 years and learning so much at GBH from you on these for mentioned shows. It's been a long time, glad to see you are well and...
  • Richard McGonagle on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations Chas! As many have already said it is well deserved. When I first went to WGBH in 1968 on their apprentice program I was fortunate enough to be snapped up by Chas for the lighting department. He spent a...
  • Larry LeCain on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardAlways an inspiration to work with you Chas! Your patience, kindness, and intelligence set a very high standard for us to follow. You are worthy of the Golden Circle award and my undying gratitude.
  • Charles Kelley on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardI was a fresh-out-of-high-school summer replacement studio technician during my initial college years in the early 1970s. I hung a lot of lights for Chas during those summers, and I was scared to death of him because he was so...
  • Susan on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas - I can only echo Boyd Estus..."Richly deserved." You are one of the incredibly talented... and KIND...people WGBH has been lucky enough to have over the years. Whenever John and I would see an especially beautiful sky, we would...
  • Geoffrey Miller on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas Norton was always a beacon of mentorship for me both before I joined WGBH and throughout my 12 years. Congratulations to a great man.
  • Carol Jeffery-WGBH Scholar 1968 on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardMuch deserved. Thanks for being a mentor and teacher. Sometimes I hear your voice as I look at errant boom mic shadows or talking heads whose shoulders cannot be distinguished from the set. Such things would never have appeared on...
  • Jack Caldwell on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, Congratulations for receiving recognition for your five decades+ of lighting skills, quality judgment, team building, and caring for your team, staff, directors, producers, actors and on and on. We met and worked together back in the late '60s when...
  • Lee Smith on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardHi Chas! When I started working at WGBH in 1971, you were the first lighting director that I was assigned to work as gaffer for. I recall it was on the Julia Child French Chef cooking show. You were always...
  • Benny Krol on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, congratulations on your well-deserved award. I can't believe 54 years have gone by us. It's been a pleasure working with you on many of those productions. A Lot of good memories were shared on that pathway. Here's to you...
  • Michael Esty on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations, Chas. I remember your work on projects at 125 and 419, always pushing for perfection. I also remember you working with others your Junior and bringing them along, one being my brother Charles Esty. Again, congratulations. Nicely done.
  • Carl Piermarini on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas...you are simply...the best. Congrats and thank you for you many years of hard work, dedication and commitment to quality television production.
  • Boyd Estus on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, Congratulations! Richly deserved.
  • Margo Garrison on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations Chas! Well deserved! So creative, kind, dedicated, and willing to share your knowledge with others, all while chewing on a piece of electrical tape, as I recall.
  • Monia Joblin on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, it was always a relief knowing you were with us in the studio because you always brought artistic creativity and ingenious problem-solving to every production day. Congratulations on this award. You so richly deserve this and more!
  • Chas Norton on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardAs much as this is a great honor for me, I have to mention that an individual achievement is always part of a team achievement. Hats off to all the women and men who worked with me over the years...
  • Bob Nesson on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCHAS!!! You've always been a master to look to for ideas about lighting. For as long as we've known each other - especially in the "early days" -- you've shown a seriousness of purpose and deep understanding of what's needed...
  • Dave DeBarger on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations, Chas! Well-deserved. Thanks for the memories, and for teaching me how important lighting is to a production; AND how to do it!
  • Steve Damas on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardChas, congratulations! You deserve it. You have been an inspiration to me and always a pleasure to work with. Will we every get to do that again? I would look forward to it.
  • Susan Bluttman on Chas Norton receives New England NATAS Gold Circle AwardCongratulations, Chas! It was great to work with you on the Ten O'Clock News way back when!
  • Harriet Reisen on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoSo sorry Tony (Kahn) and I couldn't come, but we enjoyed the many wonderful pictures. We could almost feel the warmth in the room. Harriet Reisen
  • Carole I Ashcraft on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoWell earned and well deserved. Congratulations dear friend. You look great!
  • Michael Ambrosino on Celebration for NOVA Pioneer Michael AmbrosinoHow sweet it is when your friends and colleagues send you off with so much love and so many grand stories. Thanks to all who planned and attended. See you at the next Reunion! Michael
  • Dan Beach on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionHow delightful, Madeline, for you to explore Russ and Marian's amazing contributions to television. What a treasure of programming in the 'GBH and PBS vaults from those two. Thanks for the memories. I, too, was cast in that Shakespearian Imagination...
  • Chuck Schuerhoff on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionI really enjoyed this, Madeline, especially the pictures. I worked on the studio crew when Russ directed "The Advocates" (a co-pro with KCET that won a Peabody Award in 1970), and I was still hanging around WGBH when Crockett's Victory...
  • Jack Caldwell on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionIt was a privilege to be among the many staffers at WGBH back in the 60's. "Can't" was not a part of our lexicon. "Why not" was the standard. So much of what we take for granted as a television...
  • Susan Galler on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionMadeline, I worked @ WGBH in 80s. Your grandparents started the how to gardening & cooking show movement. One of my best memories was the small gathering that my team arranged to honor Julia Child when a conference room was...
  • Deborah J. Gillespie on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionDear Madeline, your story about your grandparents brought back a lot of memories for me. I was the first production assistant for Crockett's Victory Garden featuring the esteemed Jim Crockett. Crockett's Victory Garden, as you probably know, was the predecessor...
  • Ralph E Schuetz on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionWhat a beautiful story, and such a lovely photo of your grandparents, too! My days on the crew at WGBH were brief...before I became Traffic Manager there and later left for a career PBS. I never had the pleasure of...
  • Susan Bluttman on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionWhen I was a freshman fledgling actress at BU Theatre School, I was cast by your father, Russell Morash, in two TV productions he directed for the series, The Shakespearean Imagination. I played Juliet and Perdita, and I remember that...
  • Jim Lewis on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionMadeline, thank you for sharing such an inspiring story. Russ and Marian truly are two-of-a-kind. It was great to read this intimate portrait of them.
  • Greg Fitzgerald on From Julia Child to The Victory Garden: How My Grandparents Changed the World of Cooking and TelevisionGreat story, Madeline. I worked at 'GBH in the '70s and '80s and found it amazing what the early episodes of the Victory Garden could produce in such a tiny garden.
  • Jay Collier on Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screeningHi, Barbara. I just went to the RSVP link at https://coolidge.org/events/wgbh-neighborhood and saw this: "Please note that while all tickets have been claimed for this free event, there will be a rush line which we will release any empty seats...
  • Leah Weisse on Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screeningStay tuned! The entire Michael Ambrosino's Show series is under review for possible streaming on one of these websites: (Open Vault) http://openvault.wgbh.org/ or (AAPB) https://americanarchive.org/. Thanks for your interest, it helps us to convince others of the value of what...
  • Barbara Levitov on Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screeningTried to register for movie. Signed up for Coolidge. Still no luck. I’ll see you there.
  • Don Hallock on The Make-Believe ClubhouseThanks, Bob. Great fun to resuscitate the memory of the Clubhouse - even if only this much. Don Hallock
  • Don Hallock on The Make-Believe ClubhouseThanks, Fred, for the very nice review. It was a pleasure to write, as you can imagine; and all due to Patrick Dilley's initiative. The book is a great idea. WGBH and it's hugely talented, past and present staff richly...
  • Don Hallock on The Make-Believe ClubhouseHi Michael. I can really say I knew you 'when'....I was 22 and you were 7. And now I'm 82 and you're about 60 I'd guess. Well, it's great to make an entirely unlikely re-connection. But for Patrick, this would...
  • Alex Pirie on Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screeningAn archeaologist? 1968 doesn't seem all that long ago! ;-) Ditto on Dan Beach - out of towner's and previous commitmenters unite, you have nothing to lose but your Ambrosinos!
  • Dan Beach on Tour Boston neighborhoods of 50 years ago at October 8 screeningDare I hope that out-of-owners might be able to access this online somewhere. Michael’s shows will be a delight to re-see, 50 years later.
  • Michael Valvo on The Make-Believe ClubhouseDon, thank you for your charming recollection of the clubhouse. My memories are clear about Roland, Stuart and Miss Beverlee. I am the boy on the left with the dark hair, the other was Carl Ameno. We were nominated by...
  • Fred Barzyk on The Make-Believe ClubhouseA another important historical moment caught before it fades from memory. Don, what a spectacular job. I remember it well. This fleshes out the story of the early days. Someday, I will get WGBH to fund a book on the...
  • Bob Manosky on The Make-Believe ClubhouseDear Don, This is a really great presentation of a wonderful story. Thank you for all of the work you must have done. Bob Manosky
  • Bradford Whipple Sugar Hill, NH on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerI posted about Robert Carey who left WGBH to run an Inn and Restaurant in Franconia, NH He and wife Sybil ran Horse and Hound for several years while Bob continued on as a Private Investigator. We worked together in...
  • Karen Johnson on Jane Doerfer, 78, producer and authorSo good to hear your 'voice,' Austin and see your comment here about Jane Doerfer's first WGBH stint. I first knew her as Marion Morash's co-writer of the Victory Garden Cookbook, one of my first book projects for WGBH. She...
  • Tuggelin Yourgrau on Jena Perrone, 42, Rights CoordinatorI never met Jena but she sounds like a wonderful person. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues
  • Austin Hoyt on Jane Doerfer, 78, producer and authorI was sad to learn that Jane Doerfer had died. We worked together on The News at Ten, WGBH's first local news program from the spring of 1966 to the spring of 1967. Jane covered city hall at a turbulent...
  • Frank Capria on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerWhat a joy working in the room adjoining the B+ suite, listening in, and often joining in on Tom's and your banter.
  • Leslie on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerIt was great while it lasted, Peter, and Tom was certainly special when egos began to run rampant.
  • Peter Swanson on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerThanks for that, Leslie. Tom was a rare bird in the public radio firmament. Big hearted, and at least outwardly, without an out-sized ego. Those were the glory years of concertcasting at WGBH-FM
  • Leslie Warshaw on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerA unique memory of Tom at 'GBHfm. In the wonderful, sociable old radio office at 125, I had bemoaned that I had never had a birthday party at school or work because of my January 1 birthday. That year Tom...
  • Doug Thayer on The 1961 WGBH FireInterview with Lowell and Hartford was conducted by WBZ's Arch MacDonald.
  • Jeromea M. on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI absolutely loved Zoom! The show was such a delight with a sparkling cast of highly talented children. I used to get so excited when the Zoom kids would sing, "Let's roll out the barrel and find out what's inside...
  • Jeff Blank on Channel 2 AuctionI used to volunteer each year, spending nearly my entire day helping out wherever needed, usually on the phones or at "Pick up & pay." Loved all of it and miss it a lot!
  • Peter Swanson on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerTom's passing is sad news, indeed. He was an unflappable host of the New Year's Day from Vienna radio broadcasts back in the day when music still mattered on 'GBH. I still remember coming in for NYD with barely 2...
  • Nancy Mason Hauser on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerOMG! How wonderful to see your name again, and to know that your experience with me was “transformational”! I have some sense of what that was like, because that’s what happened for me when I was mentored by the person...
  • Leda Zimmerman on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerTom was responsible for my very first job at WGBH: an internship the summer of my sophomore year at Amherst College. A generous Amherst alum, he put me in touch with Nancy Mason Hauser who was creating dance videos for...
  • Bill Pimentel on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerI knew Tom all the way back to the mid-80s, when he came in with a 'GBH gaggle (Bill Cavness and few other icons of 'GBH radio & TV) to a club in which I worked as a bartender. I...
  • Dan Jones on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerTom had a wry sense of humor, a quick wit, and was great fun to work with.
  • Paul Solman on Tom Dunn, 72, Writer-AnnouncerTom was a lovely guy -- warm, engaging and ever so civil.
  • Jay Collier on Dave Nohling Passes OnThank you for the update, Fran.
  • George Allen on Robert J. LurtsemaThat was RLK [Dick Kaye] on WCRB on Sat. night after the BSO broadcast.
  • Fran Nohling on Dave Nohling Passes OnActually the DOD is Nov. 24, 2002
  • Alex Pirie on Director’s Note from Fred BarzykYes! Eliot Norton's guests were often a hand full. I remember being the producer trainee assigned to the show, I think Sharon Pucker might have been the producer/director. On one occasion my task was to find out what had happened...
  • Steve Gilford on Director’s Note from Fred BarzykI do understand what a pain Brendan Behan could be. Before we came to WGBH, Rosemary McDonald and I were at The Living Theatre in New York. A repertory company led by Judith Malina and Julian Beck, one of our...
  • thomas brown on ZOOM’s 40th Reunionhello my name is thomas brown and i am deaf use sign language i enjoyed watch i was 9 to 12 years old that was best year since 1972 to 1974 so, i got dvd with closed captioned but show...
  • Jay Collier on Director’s Note from Fred BarzykYes, Dave had his standards! I remember doing a half hour with Elliot Norton and the distinguished, brilliant, alcoholic and hilarious playwright Brendan Behan in 1960 or 61. There wasn’t room in the control room or green room for Behan’s...
  • Carole Ashcraft on Janet Weaver (Eltinge), 73, ZOOM ProducerJanet and I had lots of laughter together while we had our "buddy talks" regarding our adventures in production. She on "ZOOM", me on "NOVA". A good lady, I respected her in many ways. She left a good footprint on...
  • KUBANY on Director’s Note from Fred BarzykThis is a wonderful, funny remembrance. Me? At the bizarre suggestion of Michael Rice, *I* got Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, and John Havlicek to do promos for The Advocates. (Howard Cosell wouldn't play.) Russ Morash did the scripts. It appears...
  • Jay Collier on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorWe've posted an in-depth memorial to Anne Adams from the Boston Globe: Anne Adams, WGBH-TV producer who ‘truly had an impact,’ dies at 55. https://www.wgbhalumni.org/2019/04/11/anne-adams/
  • Jay Collier on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorFrom WGBH: A celebration of WGBH Senior Series Producer Anne Adams’s life will take place Sat, 5/18 at 11am at the Parish of Epiphany in Winchester, Mass. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be directed to the...
  • Peter Panagopoulos on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorAnne was a very talented, creative and empathetic colleague. Her love of her craft was admirable. My condolences to her family and may her memory be eternal.
  • Bob Nesson on Russ Connor: A Last Hurrah for a FriendOh, Fred: you have nailed it as always. Russ Baker, and you, and a few other pioneers created the immense platform that PBS is built on. I'll never forget the early days, and your recollections here brought them back to...
  • Bob Nesson on Janet Weaver (Eltinge), 73, ZOOM ProducerI'm so saddened by the passing of Janet Weaver. I accompanied her during production of the Zoom DO segments. We'd travel around the country making short docs about kids and their work or play. I started as an AC but...
  • Cynthia McKeown on Russ Connor: A Last Hurrah for a FriendFred, Thank you for the lovely homage and history lesson, told in the most engaging way. I did not know Russ, but now I can’t wait to learn more about him and his work.
  • Tony Padron on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionIn 72, I remember an episode where they took a penny, some vinegar and salt, and made the penny look new. And another when they took a string, put it on top of an ice cube, added salt, and made...
  • Tony Padron on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI remember that, I got to look it up and show my little girl.
  • Tony Padron on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI was 9 years old in 72 and was madly in love with Nancy and Tracy, especially Nancy. I miss being a little kid, best time of my life.
  • Henry on Russ Connor: A Last Hurrah for a FriendFred, I only overlapped with Russ a little bit but this is a great evocation of him. Many thanks.
  • Matthew K Morgan on Tony SaletanFirst song I learned on guitar was "Michael". But it was your son Jesse who changed my whole perspective and opened doors I never knew existed. He is an incredible talent and I imagine a great deal of that the...
  • Victoria Lynn Martins on Torrey Reade, 66So sorry to hear of Torrey's passing. What a joy it was being her mail lady for many years. I also enjoyed chatting with Dick. Vikki Lee Martins Pennsville NJ 856 655 8883
  • Michael Ambrosino on WGBH – Steve GilfordThe creative act of approaching and swinging an axe at a well known religious symbol, cutting away an instant before the strike has stayed with me all these years. The mind creates the sound of the axe bite even as...
  • Janet L Glazier on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorMy love and caring thoughts go out to my friends Tom (her brother) and Betsy, here in Maine. So sorry for your loss!
  • Lisa R Trahan on Bill CavnessI would buy them all. Great revenue stream possibility here. (Hint, hint!!)
  • Austin Hoyt on WGBH – Steve GilfordSteve, I have fond memories of you approaching the alter of that church in Newton with an axe. Multiply and Subde aired 50 years ago and I think helped launch the first Earth Day in 1970. Hope all is well,...
  • Hilary Finkel Buxton on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorI'll always remember Anne as a whip-smart, effective, creative and respected producer and colleague... and I know she'll be incredibly missed by many. Sending deepest condolences.
  • Judith Baer on Barbara Gullahorn Holecek, 74, Nova ProducerI’m sorry, Gordy. Holden Greeners rule! Judy
  • Sarah Soule on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorAnne is my cousin (I still find it hard to speak of her in the past tense) and the loss my family and I feel is immense. Our hearts are literally shattered as we contemplate our lives without her. Anne...
  • William powell on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionWhen i was a kid i loved watching Zoom....i fell in love with Nancy and all my life i wonder were she was...until i Google her and it was good to see her agin.
  • Peter Hoving on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostThanks David, a great talent, never at a loss for words...
  • Angela Lifsey on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorI am so sorry to hear this news. My office was right down the hall from hers when I was the HR Business Partner for National Productions. She was great to work with over the years. Even after I left...
  • Dianne Horgan on Anne Adams, 55, producer and innovatorDear Jon and the WGBH Community, I had the opportunity to work with Anne, and Laurie, during the production of “Mindfulness Goes Mainstream.” Anne was attentive, responsive, competent and engaging. I have a sense of your loss and send caring...
  • David A on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostBeautiful film Peter. You captured him and his work perfectly.
  • Peter Hoving on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostWorked with Russell Connor on Museum Open House in 1962, 1963 as a cameraman. Later on, in 2007 made a video (13 1/2 minutes) about his art, called the "Haunted Studio" now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbKBOCwoaW0 All right, old friend, I...
  • Karen Lynch on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionBernadette???She did that funny thing with her arms in the intro? I do know that as a young adult she worked at 'GBH! I met her! Lovely young woman :)
  • Bill Lenz on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostFor us BU Crew newbies, Alex was not only a great colleague but also privy to the best lunch break sausage and pepper subs ever. A 55-year coast-to-coast search odyssey for a comp has proven futile. Very best to you...
  • bill cosel on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostAlex Pirie and Paul Binder reporting for duty at Museum of Fine Arts on a Monday...Museum Open House with Russell Connor. Two snappy guys from Dartmouth...what are they doing here pulling cables says I the stage manager for the shoot....
  • Jaime Velez on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionLoved the show, great memories. Why is it that they just don't make kids like us 70's kids anymore (including mine). My favorite episode was when they featured kids making a tree house. That summer my friends and I gathered...
  • Alex Pirie on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostRelaxed, funny, wry, knowledgeable, he brought art home to a lot of us. My first job at GBH was signing up with Paul Binder to pull camera cable at the MFA on what became one of many delightful Russel Connor...
  • bill cosel on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostStage managed and became close friend with this free spirited, talented artist with the best sense of humor. Smart man. Loving man. He gave us and a large TV audience so much to think about. We took it all and...
  • Dan Beach on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostRussell was a treasured friend for over 50 years. From the MFA/WGBH Museum Open House days, to sharing a backyard in Cambridge, to putting a website together, Russell was always a delight to be around. His wry observations not only...
  • Deedee Morss Decker on Russell Connor, 89, TV HostIn 1965, my very first assignment as a PA at GBH was sitting in the bus with a stopwatch and make Russell's program Museum Open House come out at 27:58... It was terrifying. Over many years Russell and I kept...
  • Karen Johnson on Bill CavnessHi Karen, A project after my own heart! In the, maybe, '80's?, we did manage to clear, package and sell one Reading Aloud story--Bill's inimitable "A Christmas Carole," as a cassette tape, and there may be a precedent there for...
  • Mark Duffield on Bill CavnessThat would be wonderful to have CD's available of his broadcasts. A very nice gentleman that matched his unique voice.
  • Susan Presson on Bill CavnessMy aunt, who lived in Essex, Mass., was a huge fan of of WGBH radio. When I was working there, every spring...early spring...she would cut enormous bouquets of pussy willow branches for me to bring to Robert J. Lurtsema and...
  • Francis P. O'Neill on Bill CavnessI listened to "Reading Aloud" at lunchtime every day when I was in college in Washington, D.C. 1971-1975, but the only novel I still remember clearly was 'Nicholas Nickelby'. Is there any chance someone could compile and publish a list...
  • Carole Ashcraft on WGBH – Steve GilfordThat describes you too Michael... and change the PBS world you did through the creation of "NOVA". I should know as I was honored to be your Production Secretary at it's birth.
  • stephen frederick on WGBH Timeline (1946-1978)I was 8 or 9 years old and remember recording a couple of episodes of Spider's web on the soundstage in Boston. Indelible memories.. I saw Big Bird walking down the hall when I was buying a pack of starbursts...
  • Michael Ambrosino on WGBH – Steve GilfordGenerous, competent people help others to change the world.
  • John B. Gray on WGBH – Steve GilfordAhoy Steve, This is pretty much a thank you note and a few rambling from this aging but still agile mind of 80 years. Fond memories and thanks for your kind emotional support when I left GBH to get Nosotros...
  • Steve Gilford on WGBH – Steve GilfordHow odd! I was thinking of you the other day when I heard an NPR interview with Fay Wray's daughter and remembered our meeting her along with the son of President Cleveland at The Barnstormer Theater in Tamworth, NH.
  • Susan Garfield on WGBH – Steve GilfordTo Steve Gilford: Out of one's aging mind float the ghosts from the past. It causes me to wonder where the many roads that life has taken us did those individuals eventually travel.
  • Jeff Hutchins on Bill LenzBill, my wife and I live very near you, and would enjoy meeting you. We are in Black Mountain in a "right-sized" house. I worked at WGBH from 1972-1980, first in the mail room, then coordinating Zoom mail, and mostly...
  • Judy Salsich on Russell Baker, 93, Masterpiece Theater hostBeautiful, thank you for this. I still think of "Growing Up" as a perfect gift.
  • Jay Collier on Bill LenzFrom Bill Lenz So sorry I couldn’t make the Reunion. My two years at WGBH were a highlight of my life, and I haven’t been back to beloved Boston since. My wife and I live in Asheville, NC and have...
  • Christopher Lydon on Russell Baker, 93, Masterpiece Theater hostRussell Baker We loved that man, on top of worshipping his cool, insightful, hilarious Times column. Newspaper guys didn’t say this sort of thing, but Russ Baker made your heart flutter. Lunch or even a few words with the great...
  • Robert L Moore on Bob Walker, 77, former news directorA very good job of reporting. Even 55 years ago, he was awsome.
  • Jim Ambrose on Anne Slack – in memoryAny luck finding out about “How can I tell you?” I have had that theme song in my head for almost 50 years! Not much info out there on the web. Any scoop you have would be greatly appreciated!
  • Missy Moore on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI was nine years old when season one was on the air in Chicago. I had such a crush on Tommy. I even named my second kitty cat after him. So nice to see this reunion picture of them as...
  • Tony Kahn on Tony SaletanTony, I'll be forever grateful to you for leading me to Dan Watt. The story he told me about discovering the true story of his mother and the songs of the Spanish Civil War you sang to enrich it for...
  • Bob Nesson on A Boy from MilwaukeeFRED!! I'm so grateful for this beautiful recollection of your early days on the piano, gracefully leading to your attempt to find new visual ways of presenting music. In particular I remember the sequence on Michael Colgrass!! In archives I...
  • kathryn bornhauser on Tony SaletanSo happy to find you, Tony. Have tears in my eyes. Thank you for all that you brought to me and my children, especially I Have a Little House. You taught me that I can make up new verses and...
  • Gale Perkins on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionGreat to hear!
  • fred barzyk on A Boy from MilwaukeeHey Paul... great to hear from you. Actually it was early in the day so we had Mai Tai instead. I can give you a link to one of the Shep shows. Just email me. Fred
  • Rich Chodes on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI agree totally! Why are they not releasing the complete episodes? Its probably either for legal reasons, or god forbid, they recorded over the original video tapes (they used to do that back then to save money). Bring back Zoom!...
  • Paul Gay, The fincancial guy on A Boy from MilwaukeeHi Jack! (that’s a greeting NSA) Can anyone remember why “Jean Shepherd’s America” isn’t reshown? Or available on tape disc or archives? I think there is a shoreline view from the water ( from Hawaii?) that is part of Thanksgiving...
  • Cynthia Broner on Susan Kaplan, 80, development stafferSharing your sadness, Ros. Here's to good friends...and good health.
  • Rosalyn Minassian on Susan Kaplan, 80, development stafferHi Cynthia, Although you kindly prepared me when we met at the Alumni reunion, it was still devastating to hear of Susan's passing. We worked together for years, I remain in denial of her passing ..... countless beautiful memories.
  • Jon Miskowski on A Boy from MilwaukeeYour story reminded me of an interview with Dorothy Zmuda who was also in Milwaukee on VJ or VE Day. You find her story about VJ Day (I think) at 50:52 in the linked video. I first heard Dorothy when...
  • Jack Caldwell on A Boy from MilwaukeeThe maiden voyage of that tape recorder was Jean Shepard's trip via a domed dining car from chicago to LA. We recorded all programs on that machine, shipped them to the then National Educational Television duplication center in Ann Arbor...
  • Fred Barzyk on A Boy from MilwaukeeHey Gordon not only the tape machine but the pcp 90. We took the machines back to the motel, washed the camera in the shower, while Dave wiped down all parts of the tape machine. We put it on the...
  • Cynthia Broner on Susan Kaplan, 80, development stafferWhen Edye Baker told me she had posted a new position for the Auction team, I said look no further: my longtime friend (and former Action for Children's Television colleague) Susan Kaplan is the perfect match. And she was, not...
  • Mark Duffield on Susan Kaplan, 80, development stafferSusan was one of the nicest people I came across during my years at WGBH. Her smile and laughter were memorable. When I would see her in the hallways coming my way, I instantly began to smile because no matter...
  • Jim Lewis on A Boy from MilwaukeeWas this not the first national program to be produced on tape entirely in the field?
  • Lauraine Hutchinson on Susan Kaplan, 80, development stafferI knew Susan at Membership Outreach Development for 7 years or so, and she was wonderful, always informative, helpful and professional. She will be missed. Love, Laurie Feuer Hutchinson
  • gordon mehlman on A Boy from MilwaukeeReply to Paul Gay Dave Hutton was operating the Ampex VR3000 two inch video tape machine in the Pacific ocean (I believe in Hawaii) and was knocked over by a wave on one of the Jean Shepards America shoots and...
  • Josie Patterson on Diana Michaelis – in memoryJust a comment that in 1975, a woman in the Poughkeepsie housing office (where as an intern I accompanied a man who had to tell people their homes were going to be razed for ‘urban renewal’ ) whispered to me...
  • Shawn Malone on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI remember Zoom from the 1972-73 season. It used to come on KCET Channel 28, Los Angeles. Ubbi dubbi. Come on and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! I still remember a cartoon sketch when kids went Trick Or Treating. They knocked on...
  • Susan Stamberg on Diana Michaelis – in memoryDear David... I knew your wonderful mother in Cambridge during her WGBH years. I was in my early 20s, working (typing) at DAEDALUS, the AAAS scholarly journal. A fellow secretary was a friend of your mother's — Kay Strelsky (name...
  • Marilynn and Sheila on Sheila and Marilyn Brass launch new seriesDear Friends, Thank you for your kind comments about THE FOOD FLIRTS! We enjoyed making it. We were thrilled to celebrate the multi-ethnic diversity of the cultures and cuisines of America! Marilynn and Sheila aka The Food Flirts
  • Paul Gay, The business guy. on A Boy from MilwaukeeHello there Fred Barzyk: With your life experiences, how could you not connect with Jean Shepherd? Missed you at the reunion this year, but talked to Al and Gordon to confirm my memory that the pcp portable swam in the...
  • Jean Lorrey on Sheila and Marilyn Brass launch new seriesMy husband and I (mid 70s) love their show. These women are funny, competent and creative cooks, and have great personalities. Mazel tov to both Marilyn and Sheila, and thank you to PBS for including their show in the wonderful...
  • Scott D. Briggs on Jack D. Summerfield, 79, WGBH ManagerTook me a long time to find this page, just searched for more info. on Jack Summerfield, one of my absolute favorite and cherished professors when I attended NYIT Old Westbury in L.I. and graduated with a B.F.A. in Communication...
  • Colleen -Cheney-Trawinski on A Boy from MilwaukeeHello, Loved reading about the history of your south side neighborhood. I am the Executive Director of the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation. Would love to hear more about your stories connected to the Basilica. Please contact me. Thanks! Colleen
  • fred barzyk on Gilded Folk and Motorcycles (1960s)The Lily brothers performed on a WGBH show called FolkMusic USA. The unions did allow us to keep copies of their performances. There is a historian writing about our TV show. Maybe he can help you find other places for...
  • David Atwood on Gilded Folk and Motorcycles (1960s)Hi Mike, I still have some recordings made years ago but they will be going to Everett (Allen) Lilly who remains in touch. Check with him. If you don't have his address email me directly at David
  • Mike Toney on Gilded Folk and Motorcycles (1960s)I am a nephew of the Lilly Brothers and helping family members gather recordings of their music - audio or video. Would any such recordings of the Lilly Brothers be available. If so, what would we need to do to...
  • Leah Weisse on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsBob, Here is the link to Fixit+: http://fixitplus.americanarchive.org/?collection_id=38 Once you select a program, the entire transcript appears. Scroll down and you will see instructions that include a tutorial or a button that says "Get Started". I'd recommend the Tutorial. Fixit+...
  • Earl on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionIt's so great to see a picture of the ZOOM cast! As a young child growing African American in Chicago it was great to see a show with kids of all kinds just being kids. It was wonderful all the...
  • Bob manosky on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsI still haven't found what I need to get started. I guess one needs also to be smart to do this. Bob M.
  • Regina Daley on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsIt’s fun...and addicting! : )
  • Jay Collier on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsYes, and you can do it online. (Actually, you would be watching and correcting automated transcripts, line by line). Follow the links in the story to sign up!