Remembering Rick Hauser

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These brainy, funny, wildly innovative people became my graduate school faculty — generously sharing their ideas and their excitements with me — someone whom they could easily have ignored. Instead, so many of them became dear friends and mentors; and it was no secret to anyone that to me, one of the dearest of them all was Rick.

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Fifty Years of Media Accessibility

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50 years ago in 1972, GBH pioneers invented open broadcast captions so that Julia Child’s “The French Chef” could be enjoyed by those that were dear or hard of hearing through displaying the text of dialogue and other audio elements of the program.

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Celebrating ZOOM’s 50th Anniversary

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Over the course of six seasons, millions of American children watched ZOOM, and they responded to its exhortation to participate by sending in an average of 10,000 letters every week.

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The Money Room: So What?

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John Kerr: The corporate officer I saw was eager to learn about ways to fund PBS programs. John Carver then sealed the deal. That visit led to a grant to WGBH of $300,000 to help fund NOVA.

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The Money Room: Fundraising Goes National

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John Kerr: The corporate officer I saw was eager to learn about ways to fund PBS programs. John Carver then sealed the deal. That visit led to a grant to WGBH of $300,000 to help fund NOVA.

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The Money Room: How I Got Back to ‘GBH

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John Kerr: We selected a large, sturdy golf umbrella with a wooden handle. Our brilliant new Yale-trained Design Director Chris Pullman and his colleagues Doug Scott, Gene Mackles and others helped make it distinctive with its blue, green and white panels and WGBH’s new drop-shadowed logo.

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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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The Money Room: How I Got There

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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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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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