The Party VIII

145. Julie Piens, Phil Collyer and Greg Harney. 146. The back of Dan Beach, the front of Henry Becton and the back of Olivia Tappan. 147. Ron Blau, Nancy Troland, Nancy Porter and Sharon Rivo with Syrl Silverman. 148. Chris Pullman, Nora Sinclair and Paul Souza. 149. Lo Hartnett, Moon Nimon, Nora Sinclair, Fred Barzyk,…

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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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The Party V

115. Roger Lyons with Paulette and Paul Noble. 116. Bob Carey and Mike Goldberg. 117. Susie Dangel, Nancy Porter and Dick Heller. 118. Marcia Hulley and Dan Everett. 119. Janet McFadden, Anne Damon, Bill Charrette, and Benny Krol. 120. Nancy Brown, unknown, Cindy Madden, unknown, and Mary Meadows. Who are the unknowns? 121. Aida Moreno…

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The Party IV (The Welcoming)

100. At about 1:30 pm, an eager crowd of reunioneers — officially tallied at 283 — takes their seats. 101. 102. The group is warmly and enthusiastically welcomed … 103. …by Henry Becton. Henry: Good afternoon everybody….can I have your attention? Welcome. Or perhaps I should say welcome home. This is a fabulous collection of…

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The Party III

92. Chris Pullman and Tom Sumida. 93. Tom Sumida, Chris Pullman, Paul Souza and Paul Solman. 94. Tom Sumida, Chris Pullman, Paul Souza, Doug Scott and Jeff Dunn. 95. Doug Scott and Paul Souza. 96. John Kerr, Mary Meadows, Hillary Kimmel and John Carver. 97. Debbie Dorsey and Michael Ambrosino. 98. David Atwood and Dick…

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The Party II

82. Jo Madden with John Carver. 83. David Atwood and Francis Gladstone. 84. Basil Chigas, Bruce Bordett and Howard Lowe. 85. Dave Elinoff, Eliat Goldman, and Roger Macie. 86. Fred Barzyk, Aida Moreno and Ron Milton. 87. Raquel Ortiz with Lo Hartnett. 88. Ron Della Chiesa and Arnie Reisman. 89. Bob Wilson and Rick Hauser, with a little bit of Nancy Mason Hauser.…

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The Party I

71. 72. Is this a man whose fondest dreams have come true — or whose worst nightmares have materialized? 73. Probably the former. Fred and Ruth Barzyk celebrate at the immensely successful WGBH reunion. 74. Vern Coleman, Benny Krol and Phil Collyer. 75. Chris Pullman and Doug Scott. 76. Paul Souza. 77. Paul Souza and…

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Saturday Morning / Cahners II

The “Cahners Session” opened with considerable schmoozing and noshing…. 60. 61. 62. 63. And then the intended interactive program, “An Illustrated, Historical Update of WGBH,” was launched, with Michael Ambrosino facilitating, and Fred Barzyk playing the familiar role of “director waiting for the right tape.” 64. 65. 66. Following at least two valiant attempts to…

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Saturday Morning Sign-in

48. On the Big Day early and eager reunioneers gathered in the lobby of 125 Western Ave. to sign-in for the day. Those who came to the morning session could immediately feel the mounting intensity of the occasion. 49. First greetings were exchanged by present and former ‘GBHers, many of whom hadn’t seen each other…

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Friday night at the Zebra Lounge

From Don Hallock — 2000 The Zebra Lounge will be remembered by those who frequented it, as a rather ordinary, dimly lit, smoke-filled watering-hole on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street. Today it’s known as The Crossroads. For years, in the late ’50s, the Zebra served as an after-work hangout for Boston University…

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The Preparations – Friday II

From Don Hallock (except 15 by Sean Hallock) 11. The podium. 12. The stage on which the class of ’58 will sing their song. 13. Studio B will be a screening room. 14. Studio B. 15. Studio B set up as a screening room. 16. The front hall decorated with historic WGBH images from Archives,…

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The Preparations – Friday I

From Don Hallock 1. The entrance to Studio A. 2. 3. Lighting check on the interview set. 4. 5. Nora Sinclair prepares a graphic spread. 6. 7. Nora’s pictures installed between “A” and “B.” 8. Decorating the soon to be dedicated “Greg Harney” scene dock. 9. Studio A. 10.

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Bad news: Alumni lose their shirts

As of June 29, 2000, Brooks Leffler — supplier of our excellent reunion sportswear — sadly informs us that the last orders probably cannot be met. Quoth he: I regret to tell you after all this time that there won’t be any more WGBH Reunion shirts. My screen printer has dropped the ball, and it’s…

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