The Money Room: How I Got There

John Kerr: Having finished college in 1960, I locked my Ideor racing bike to a post near Tech Drugs and climbed the stairs at 84 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.  

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The Money Room: 1960s – ’80s

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing a bit of history written by John Kerr, John Carver, and Sam Tyler whose fundraising careers at WGBH spanned three decades.

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How much does PBS reflect the audiences it was intended to serve?

In 1967, amid widespread civil unrest, CPB was created by an Act of Congress “to expand and develop a diversity of programming dependent on freedom, imagination and initiative on both local and national levels.” … Fifty-one years later, as we undergo another societal breakdown and racial reckoning, how much does PBS reflect the audiences it was intended to serve?

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An Early “Discovery” – Nature in a Live TV Studio

We spent a wonderful half hour learning how the bats could navigate their maze. Unfortunately that meant that the studio was full of flying bats, so viewers of the news were then treated to occasional pictures of bats swooping over Louis Lyons as he read the day’s news!

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HBO orders full season of new series: “Julia”

HBO has ordered “Julia,“ a drama series inspired by cookbook author, chef, and TV show host, Julia Child. The show, which already filmed its pilot, will continue filming the rest of its eight episode first season in Boston this spring.

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We Remember

As one year gives way to the next, GBH would like to remember members of the GBH family whose deaths we sadly marked in 2020.

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News at Ten

The News at Ten was WGBH’s first nightly news program and Boston’s first 10:00 pm news program. It aired for a year beginning in the spring of 1966.

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