A stranger in a strange land

From Fred Barzyk: Bill insisted I try to get into the scholarship program. You studied for your graduate degree at Boston University and worked three days a week at the Educational Television station. Free tuition and you got $600 to live a year in Boston!

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Going Public (1964-1970)

From Michael Ambrosino: I’ve never considered myself an intellectual; my memory and thought processes are just not good enough for true intellectual work. I do, however, have an insatiable curiosity and enjoy the world of ideas.

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Susan Kubany

From Susan Kubany — 5/22/2007 I came to WGBH in 1972 to save Roger Fischer’s “The Advocates” series. I was in love: Alan Dershowitz was the liberal advocate, William Rusher the conservative, and Michael Dukakis, the moderator. The debated topics were important, engaging and the drama, unique. (No liberal bias here. This was television at…

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Advocating for The Advocates … and more

From Susan Kubany I came to WGBH in 1972 to save Roger Fischer’s The Advocates series.  I was in love: Alan Dershowitz was the liberal advocate, William Rusher the conservative, and Michael Dukakis, the moderator. The debated topics were important, engaging and the drama, unique. (No liberal bias here. This was television at its finest.) I fought tenaciously…

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Greg Harney – in memory

Positions (from 1958 until 1984): Lighting Consultant, Production Manager, Producer-Director. From WGBH QuickNooz — 8/10/2005 A link with WGBH’s earliest days was broken last week with the death of Greg Harney at age 78. “Many ‘GBHers know Greg’s name because of the Harney Scene Dock, dedicated in his honor by WGBH donors Bill and Anne…

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Guestbook

This page represents the entire WGBH Reunion 2000 Guestbook as it appeared through the period up to, and including, the actual reunion date. Total: 158 guests Name: Roy T. Brubaker Website: Crest National Referred by: From a Friend From: California Time: 2000-05-13 18:01:21 Comments: Sorry I could not attend the reunion. Name: Jack Kean Referred…

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The Party XVIII

248. Mai Cramer with Ron Della Chiesa. 249. Olivia Tappan, Russ Morash and Susie Doroney. 250. Gordy Mehlman and John McKnight. 251. Linda Morgenroth, Wendy Davidson and Moon Nimon. 252. Dave Coveney and Paula Apsell. 253. Ron Blau and Jean Wardle. 254. Susan Presson and Ashton Peery. 255. Henry Becton and Susan Presson 256. Bill Charrette, Paul Souza and Henry Becton. 257. John Kerr, Jim…

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The Party XVII

237. Robert Wilson and Aida Moreno. 238. Russ Morash and Emily Lovering. 239. Bruce Bordett, Russ Morash, Emily Lovering and Basil Chigas. 240. Ron Milton and Louise Miler. 241. Tom Sumida and Nora Sinclair. 242. Bob Ferrante and Doug Smith. 243. Bob Carey, Michael Ambrosino, Tony Cherubini and Jack Summerfield. 244. Greg Harney and Marcia…

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The Party VII

133. Don Hallock 134. Sean and Don Hallock with old friend Russ Morash. 135. 136. Paul Noble addresses the crowd with appreciation for his years with the station, and tells the story of how, by asking him to pick up and drive a retired (and ponderously heavy) CBS cyclorama back from New York to Boston…

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The Party VI

124b. Henry continues, introducing alumni speakers and performers, calling first upon Henry Morganthau, who he praised for many years of landmark contributions to the history of political and public affairs programming at WGBH. 124c. 124d. Henry Morganthau regaled the audience with a few observations out of school, and an appreciation of ‘GBH’s pioneering role (against…

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Quo vadis WGBH (1946-2000)

From Don Hallock: It may surprise you to know how many places the station has called home. WGBH’s origins were in a converted skating rink on the second floor of 84 Mass. Ave. and the office spaces on the third, were the first home of WGBH from 1955 to 1961.

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Murray Yaeger – in memory

Former Professor of Broadcasting, Boston University; former liaison for student interns between Boston University and WGBH; directed World Affairs Council series. From Murray Yaeger – 2/23/2000 My involvement with the station began in 1956 when I became a professor at what is now the College of Communications at Boston University. I served as a liaison…

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Deborah (Johnson) Gillespie

Positions: Worked for Mark Stevens, Chris Pullman, ZOOM, Crockett’s Victory Garden (Russ Morash), and Chuck Schuerhoff Year(s) at WGBH: 1971-80 2000 I’m living in Bloomfield Hills MI, married with 2 boys: Charles Benjamin Maldonado, 25 and Andrew Gillespie, 16. Glad to find the website!! Still keep in touch with Janet Krause Jones, Dale Zippin. Fun…

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‘This Old House’ Turns 40

“This Old House,” which began chronicling home renovations in 1979, was one of the first such shows to air on national television and arguably helped create the D.I.Y. nation we all live in.

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