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  • Stephen D Sullivan on Tony SaletanJust this morning, I was walking around the house singing a song I learned from Tony on Sing, Children, Sing nearly 55 years ago, I think. Thank you, Tony and WGBH for that and many other moments, and for the...
  • Jay Collier on Why We Turned to PBS: WGBH ProgramsThanks, again, John. I've added Race to Save the Planet to this post, above, and to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoppZoKm9YU
  • Jay Collier on Why We Turned to PBS: WGBH ProgramsOh, yes! Thank you, John. I'll add it right away.
  • John Angier on Why We Turned to PBS: WGBH ProgramsYou missed one, number 43 in the Times list -- Race to Save the Planet, produced by the WGBH Science Unit.
  • John Rogers on Why We Turned to PBS: WGBH ProgramsCaptioning, especially closed captioning, has become so commonplace the we forget what a monumental achievement it was.
  • John Angier on From 1976: What Makes WGBH Crackle With Creativity?Yes, in "The Plutonium Connection" John Holecek, who was not a professional actor, did a great job playing the part of the MIT student whom we had asked to design an atomic bomb. The actual student became concerned, reasonably enough,...
  • Steve Olenick on From 1976: What Makes WGBH Crackle With Creativity?Fun read. I did the music for Romaglioni’s Table and Rebop. So long ago.
  • Kathryn (Pierce) Dietz on From 1976: What Makes WGBH Crackle With Creativity?I so enjoyed this! I started at WGBH as an intern for Crockett’s Victory Garden when I was still in college. Also worked at Zoom (mail room) and The Scarlet Letter (typed scripts so long into the night that I...
  • Bill Lenz on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964Steve, If you'll shoot me an email to , I'll send back the photo. It's a production still from Western Avenue that Russ used on Julia's 80th birthday telecast. Rolando, the Cuban expat, is handing up a plate below the...
  • Steve Gilford on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964Bill, Really good to hear from you. You bring back memories of when we were an exhibit in the basement of the Boston Museum of Science and then our transition to 125 Western Avenue. I'm curious about the photo of...
  • Stephen Damas on John Kerr: Shifting (video)John, I want to do that too!
  • John Rogers on John Kerr: Shifting (video)I found John’s shirt bear safety talk on the Yellowstone website. Same golden tones
  • Julie Harrower Diaz on John Kerr: Shifting (video)It's always great to see John Kerr - what a force he was for GBH and all of us who were lucky enough to work alongside him. wonderful words of inspiration!
  • Basil Chigas on John Kerr: Shifting (video)BRAVO John !!
  • Darrell Byers on Vladimir Stefanovic, 55, Development, Archives, InteractiveVlad was one of the first staff members I met at WGBH and he helped me navigate my way in my first couple of months. But that was Vlad, always there as a friend, willing to lend a helping hand....
  • John Rogers on John Kerr: Shifting (video)John was and is a great guy We were blessed to have him And now he talks for the animals ......how wonderful
  • Dan Beach on John Kerr: Shifting (video)What an inspiration. Always a delight within WGBH, it's wonderful to see John doing what he loves.
  • Michael Ambrosino on John Kerr: Shifting (video)How nice to see John in his new life enjoying himself and leading others into life’s next challenge.
  • Ginny Hamilton on John Kerr: Shifting (video)John still has the touch-so inspiring. Great to see and hear him again.
  • Jay Collier on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderFrom the WGBH Alumni Facebook group: Ralph Schuetz - Sylvia was a talented, creative strength to be sure. My condolences to the family, son Scott in particular who I remember well. Denis O'Neill - Sylvia was a force, an energy...
  • Fred Barzyk on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964Oh the glorious vision of Steve riding up to Anthony's Pier 4 on a motorbike. I remember one time being refused entrance to the famed restaurant because I wasn't wearing a tie. Steve, tremendous story, well told and filled with...
  • Deedee Morss Decker on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964I love Steve’s story but I especially like seeing comments here from names I remember so well. I loved my 2 years at GBH, 65-67. Deedee Morss Decker
  • Olivia Tappan on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964A classic WGBH story! Thanks for remembering and retelling it.
  • John Nadeau (Classes of 1955, 56, and 57) on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964Frankie Fontaine was from Lowell, very close to Haverhill, where I grew up. He had a night club routine in which he was the surprise winner of the Irish Lottery. In the routine, when a reporter asked him what he...
  • Bill Charette on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964Loved the story. Well told.
  • Michael Ambrosino on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964Great story Steve. Thank you. Those early days you never knew who you would run into at the station.
  • Jack Caldwell on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964"One of those special moments" Steve Gilford made note (above) of Seiji Ozawa. This incredibly gifted musician entered my life when I was a cameraman at Michigan State University in the late 1950's and he was a featured "young" performer...
  • Bill Lenz on Meeting the original Rocky, 1964Wonderful story, Steve. I was there then but never heard this one. You (and your motorcycle) remain one of my most vivid memories of station staff (I believe it's you in the FG of the Julia Child production still). Hope...
  • Cberyl Susheel Bibbs on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderI remember Sylvia. May she pass on to a place of peace. As Exec of Zoom I worked with Sylvia many times. She was always pleasant, forthright, energetic, and incredibly competent. I truly appreciated her talents. Thank to Sylvia
  • Don Hallock on Why has WGBH had such an impact? Five viewsA word as grand as grace. Impact is most often gauged by standards such as skill and daring, creativity, expertise and polish, erudition and vision. But when the day of praise is done, in quiet moments of reflection, one quality...
  • Jack Caldwell on Why has WGBH had such an impact? Five viewsThe above writing by such gifted people speaks for itself. They and others are the reason WGBH is WGBH. Yes, an incubator where ideas and dreams get transfered into words and pictures and delivred meaningfully to millions of people. A...
  • Sarah Bailey Kelley on Dame Diana Rigg, 82, Mystery! hostIt was the early 90’s and an event was held for the opening of the WGBH Learningsmith store, perhaps at the Chestnut Hill Mall. There in the very crowded store was a familiar face. With shock and almost horror, I...
  • Helen Andrews on Dame Diana Rigg, 82, Mystery! hostI was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to escort a celebrity at the Masterpiece 15th anniversary gala (Frank Middlemass - what an elegant gentleman). When the paying guests left, the celebrities kicked off their shoes and sat down....
  • Carol Obertubbesing on Dame Diana Rigg, 82, Mystery! hostIn (I believe) April, 1986, WGBH hosted a 15th Anniversary Party for Masterpiece Theatre. I was invited to be an escort for one of the stars (I think there were 15) and I was assigned to Diana Rigg. For weeks...
  • Lo Hartnett on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Has always been 'GBH...in my mind and out of my mouth since day1. ...Finally
  • Laurie Everett on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Yes, and if only there hadn't been the fire, perhaps GBH would have retained its science, engineering, and technology emphasis, being influenced by its proximity to the MIT campus (as in across the street from the main Building 7 entrance...
  • Fred Barzyk on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderAnd then there were three. First, the quiet but professional Station Manager, Dave Davis. I remember this moment so well... David Ives had heard from the musicians union that Folk Music USA was using talent as promos for the coffee...
  • Russ Fortier on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderI worked with Sylvia on several occasions, mostly directing the last seasons of The Club and as it transitioned from Channel 44 (WGBX) to Channel 2 (WGBH). To me, The Club was pretty much a reflection of Sylvia herself: a...
  • Deborah J. Gillespie on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderWorking for Mark Stevens "on the strip," I certainly remember Sylvia with greast fondness. She never "walked" anywhere, she dashed from pillar to post. 'GBH's own Auntie Mame !! Brilliance must have been her middle name. My most favorite memory...
  • Karen Johnson on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Ha! Grt, sus. Grvs bdly hrm/gd bls hvd be dmd!
  • Susan Dangel on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”I actually think many organizations should lose their "w's", Just think: Hole Foods; Alt Disney; Almart. And we could have totally done without the President who had a W in the middle.
  • Dan Beach on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Perfect Susan. Makes me recall something from the '70s' sung to the tune of The Mickey Mouse Club: "M.I.T., G.B.H., L.I.C.B.C."
  • Jane Arsham on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderI really appreciate your comments about the WGBH Family, Bill-- sadly we'll be reading more and more like this. And each one touches someplace in my heart that I'd totally forgotten. Sylvia Davis was a dynamic force-- unforgettable- as are...
  • Susan Presson on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”'GBH? WTF? OMG! BTW. LOL. Oly 3 ltr per wrd. And the pple? pls. lok lke a est egg gne bad.
  • Susan Kubany on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”I was near bottom when I met Sylvia Davis: the cat and I were sharing a half can of veggies or whatever for dinner. I met and began dating Ray Welch, one of the greats of Boston advertising and he...
  • Deb Gibbs on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderMy almost 40 year tenure at GBH began on November 10, 1975 working for Sylvia Davis and Chris Pullman as Confidential Secretary on “the Strip”. Those were the “good old days” when everyone pretty much knew everyone. Sylvia was a...
  • Jack Gill on Diana Michaelis – in memoryDuring my year at GBH ('59-'60) we all went to Brandeis U. to tape "Prospects of Mankind." Following one program, as we we starting to pack up, Henry Morgenthau walks into the studio with a large cake. Be darned if...
  • Angela Lifsey on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”LOL. Karen, I remember that image vividly. What's old is new again. It was always 'GBH. - Angela
  • Marilyn Greenstein on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderI worked for Sylvia Davis during my 9-year stay at GBH and stayed in touch with her after she left. She was home until a few years ago. Scott, who I saw at a reunion, told me she had gone...
  • David Atwood on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderSylvia was a constant bundle of energy and fountain of ideas. I worked with her as the TV director on Club 44, later to be The Club, which was a nightly half hour variety show taped live-on-tape all in a...
  • Bill Cosel - on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderIt's very sad when a death is reported that has special resonance because it's one of the WGBH family. My sympathy is extended to Scott and Mathew. Sylvia was a big chapter in WGBH history. Sylvia replaced Mrs. Peters, then...
  • Chris Pullman on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderA dynamo, indeed. I got to work with her right off the bat when I arrived at GBH in 73. I laughed at her jokes and she laughed at mine.Lucky for me. Her enthusiasm for wacko ideas was a an...
  • Bill Charette on Sylvia Davis, 93, Emmy-Award Winning Producer, Creative Director, LeaderRemembering what a dynamo Sylvia was during my time at the station. I have an image of her rushing through the studio during a production, always with a smile and/or a hearty laugh leading the troops though what can look...
  • Jon M on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Heard a rumor that H turned on W. So much for thinking that that H was silent.
  • John Beck on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”@ChristopherSarson While the transmitter location was important, and the old general manager shouldn't be forgotten, the cabalistic meaning God Bless Harvard lingers on...
  • John Beck on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Not many digital tuners then!
  • Karen Johnson on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”I remember the meeting in Studio A when DavidIves, Michael Rice and Chris Pullman introduced the new chunky shadowed logo, to cheers. I don’t think anybody missed the old Swishy “2”. This change looks good to me. And we’ve been...
  • Jon M on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Seems that that W was really holding the organization back. If I were G, I'd be very very afraid.
  • Kathryn Dietz on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”And Grievous Bodily Harm! I find this an insubstantial change, but hope for the best for my favorite station.
  • Greg Fitzgerald on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”I don't think the FCC was pleased with the rounding error. ;)
  • Greg Fitzgerald on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Deja Vu all over again? GBH was launched for radio back in the 70's. We were GBH FM90. It didn't keep for long, though.
  • Jack Gill on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”We SHALL CONTINUE as WGBH Alumni. Some good things will not change. (May I not have cause to eat these words in the future!)
  • Lance Ozier on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”I get (and don't mind) losing the W, but I am sad that "digital" dictates the loss of the original font for GBH. Call me "Old School."
  • Charles Kelley on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”Feels a bit like a loss in the family, frankly. But, consoled by Chris Sarson's reminder that the Great Blue Hill lives on!
  • Christopher Sarson on WGBH Rebrands to “GBH”I’m glad we’ve not lost the association with Great Blue Hill and God Bless Hartford!!
  • Andy Griffiths on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsI am saddened to hear of Marcia's death. As a newcomer to WGBH in 1980, I learned a lot from her and in my role as the CFO, I depended greatly on her knowledge of seemingly everything at WGBH. I...
  • Chris Pullman on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsThose of you who can remember back to the days when NOOZ was typewritten on newsprint, it reflects yet another of Marcia Storkerson’s skills to add to other tributes: typesetter. When I got to GBH In the Fall of 1973...
  • Melanie Wallace on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsMaria, What a lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing this story.
  • Maria Agui Carter on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsMarcia was a very special woman, brilliant yet no-nonsense and unassuming, she kept things running smoothly and had the ear of many at WGBH. I got to know her through our mutual love of story and reading. She loved travel...
  • Elizabeth (Coté) Rossi on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsI remember Marcia very fondly and I am sorry to hear of her passing. I didn’t have the pleasure of working very closely with her but enjoyed every interaction we had very much, even if was just while passing each...
  • Bob Nesson on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsOhh, so sorry to learn of Marcia's passing. I remember her friendly, non-judgmental presence and the generous offers of help and advice. We were never close, but always fun and respectful. This news about Marcia is another reminder of those...
  • fred Barzyk on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsGod bless you Marcia. Your magic with budgets somehow made my drama budgets with the Jean Shepherd drama's doable. Your strength to talk truth to power was amazing. Thank you and may you rest in peace. Fred Barzyk
  • Steve Bass on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsMarcia was a fellow "Strip" resident in the mid to late 1990's. As Angela said, she was quirky, creative and fun to talk to. She kept the trains running in Peter McGhee's national production shop that had a lot going...
  • Skip Mueller on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsAs another former employee who started as an auction volunteer in the 70’s I have fond, if distant, memories of Marcia, and am saddened to learn of her passing.
  • Stephen Sweigart on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsMarcia Marcia Marcia. The hair. The signature scent. She was a tremendous support to me during my early years at WGBH. I hope you had a great time in Maine because I’m having a great time in Maine. ❤️
  • Angela Lifsey on Marcia Storkerson, Wearer of Many HatsSo sorry to hear this news. I remember her as being quirky, creative, and fun to talk with about a variety of topics. Rest in peace.
  • Bill Lenz on William (Bill) PierceSo many WGBH alums whom I admire have given testament to the one I admired most (perhaps Bill Pierce shares that spot with Greg Harney). Today, Don Hallock, leading with the 84 Mass announce booth, finally prompted me to chime...
  • Don Hallock on William (Bill) PierceThe announce booth at 84 Mass: What an awful, cramped place for an elegant human being to be cooped up in for so many years! But Bill was never one to complain....ever. With a voice like no other, he literally...
  • fred Barzyk on William (Bill) PierceHey Jack... WGBH ARchives Leah Weisse has some scans. We are trying to put together a punch of old timers to reflect on the fire via Zoom. WGBH is interested. So, Jay who is running the website, will see if...
  • Ron Della Chiesa on William (Bill) PierceI've often said following Bill Pearce in the broadcast booth at Symphony Hall was like following Enrico Caruso at the Metropolitan Opera! He was quite simply the best and what he did. During my early days at WGBH I never...
  • Susan Presson on William (Bill) PierceLike everyone in the Boston area, I knew Bill by his voice. Didn't he also do the intro/outro for the BSO on radio? As well as his WGBH work. I first got to know him when I worked with Peggy...
  • Benny Krol on William (Bill) PierceI first met Bill when I joined the ranks of the TV engineering maintenance department in 1968 under John Labounty. Bill was a super guy, low keyed with a great voice and wonderful personality. His booth was right around the...
  • Fred Barzyk on William (Bill) PierceDear Bill: I loved him. When I arrived at WGBH in the summer of 1958 I and Tom McGrath went over to the studio to see the end of the day's broadcast. There was Bill, being teased by the BU...
  • Jack Gill on William (Bill) PierceI was a 60's scholar and I never heard, before or since any voice like Bill's. Pure velvet gold. Jack Gill
  • Stevan Vigneaux on William (Bill) PierceI met Bill just as Steve Colby and I were finishing up the late 1977 rebuild of the Symphony Hall WGBH-FM control room. He was a kind gentleman in the very best old school sense of that term - absolutely...
  • John Kerr on William (Bill) PierceI met Bill Pierce first as a WGBH Scholar in 1960-61 and then worked with him again when I was back at the Foundation a few years later as its Development Manager. Fresh from college as a young crew member,...
  • Greg Fitzgerald on William (Bill) PierceMy first exposure to Bill was when I was in high school and listened to the BSO broadcasts on Friday afternoons. I was amazed to hear those honey-coated tones announce "... and now it's intermission time here at Symphony Hall"....
  • Michael Ambrosino on William (Bill) PierceAs well as top professional, Bill was simply an all around fine fellow. He was a delight to work with and gave excellent readings to anything you wrote.
  • Richard Hiner on William (Bill) PierceI was a WGBH/BU scholar in 1961-1962 and then became TV Master Control Operator full time. Bill Pierce was the booth announcer for WGBH-TV along with his many Symphony duties. I would see how many announcements I could cram into...
  • 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 CemeteryOnly worked there three years - 1963-1966. Best job I have ever had - Aaron Copeland series, Lotta Lenya, Joan Sutherland, etc. Dave Davis was super as well of everyone else from the secretaries, Greg Harney, Fred B. the two...
  • 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