Morash to receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy

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Norm Abram: “As a brilliant creator/producer/director, Russ Morash has used his personal passion and love for well prepared food, gardening, home improvement/repair and woodworking to develop a whole new genre of television programs.”

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Doug DeVitt, 62, audio engineer

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After college, Doug began a forty year career as an audio engineer, including stints for Boston public television’s WGBH station and later at WCVB, Channel 5 where he won an Emmy award for excellence in his field.

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Larry Heileman, 66, public broadcasting fundraiser

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Larry was a fundraiser for public broadcasting for over 20 years. Larry made a substantial impact on the industry through his pursuit of innovative fundraising techniques and his willingness to share his expertise and knowledge with all his colleagues through out the system.

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Don Fouser, Executive Producer

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From Fred Barzyk: I worked with Don Fouser as his director on one of the early docu shows called Dollar Diplomacy. It was a 6-part series on America’s Vietnam experience. Don traveled with a 16 mil. Bolex film camera and shot all the material himself.

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A Boy from Milwaukee

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From Fred Barzyk: My Mom had this vision for me. She thought it would be wonderful if I could be in show business… I announced that I would become a piano player! Only problem was we didn’t have a piano.

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Steve Izzi, 63, sound engineer

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Steve displayed a fine ability to transform live orchestral and all ensemble sound via microphone equalization and reverberation techniques that produced and created a truly transparent sound.

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Remembering Beth Deare

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Friends and former colleagues of Beth Deare gathered at WGBH over the weekend to celebrate the life of the award-winning producer who died in a fire at her home in Newton in February.

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A. Beth DuVal Deare, 63, “Say Brother” producer

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From the WGBH employee newsletter: The WGBH community mourns the loss of A. Beth DuVal Deare, the former producer of Say Brother (now Basic Black) and several award-winning documentaries, who died Mon, 2/21, in a fire at her home in Newton.

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Fred Barzyk premieres new drama

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Fred wrote, directed, and produced “The Journey” to see if it was possible to make a full length television drama at a public access station with an all volunteer cast and crew.

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Paik and the Video Synthesizer

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From Fred Barzyk: I remember Nam June Paik telling me to stand back since TV sets sometime exploded when he did this. I backed off. The TV did not explode but gave forth a dazzling array of colors, buzzed and slowly died, never to live again.

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