Karl Lorencic, 91, Engineer Across Four Decades

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Karl and his family immigrated to the US in 1965 when he received a job offer from WGBH-TV. He worked as a WGBH engineer for many years, working on programs including The French Chef with Julia Child, Boston Pops, Masterpiece Theater and many, many more.

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Sherry Jones, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, dies at 73

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Sherry Jones, an Emmy-winning documentary producer who wedded investigative reporting with dramatic visuals, crafting television films that explored foreign affairs, American politics and national security issues, died Feb. 14 at a hospital in Washington. She was 73.

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David Mugar, 82, Philanthropist

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David Mugar, a Boston philanthropist and the man behind the annual Fourth of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, died Tuesday night at the age of 82.

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Fred Barzyk’s Video Archive

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From Fred Barzyk For the last decade, I have been gathering my shows and transferring them to digital format. These videos will be released as a highlight reel of my archive to be housed at WGBH and Marquette University. This highlight reel is directed toward researchers in the year 2100. It is my attempt to…

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HBO orders full season of new series: “Julia”

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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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Why We Turned to PBS: WGBH Programs and Captioning

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The New York Times: We asked our writers to reflect on PBS’s lasting imprint on our culture, while Rachael Ray, Gary Clark Jr., Damon Lindelof, Kal Penn and others share first-person reminiscences about the television that changed their lives.

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John Kerr: Shifting (video)

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John Kerr had three wonderful children, and worked happily for decades as the main fundraiser for WGBH, Boston’s public television & radio station. Then things shifted.

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Dame Diana Rigg, 82, Mystery! host

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She was an integral member of the MASTERPIECE family, including 15 years as the host of MYSTERY!, where her elegant introductions made an indelible impression on U.S. audiences.

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