“Yes Is For a Very Young Man”

Yes Is For a Very Young Man

From Don Hallock: Dan Beach just rediscovered this image from a play by Gertrude Stein, “Yes Is For a Very Young Man.” It was shot at 125 Western Ave. (and maybe directed by Fred Barzyk)

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Manosky’s memories

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From Robert Manosky: During the late 1960s at Channel 2, we were fortunate to have Connie White and his camera to chronicle the backstage workings and the people who made those great shows. Here are a few that I was fortunate to be in.

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It was short, but what a ride!

WGBH Election Coverage 1966

From Dave Svens: This short film clip was taken during WGBH’s election coverage in November, 1966. Host Bob Baram is interviewing the newly elected US Senator from Massachusetts, Edward Brooke, who was the first African-American senator elected by popular vote.

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Harvard to renovate 125 Western Avenue as innovation lab

Entrance to 125 Western Avenue (2000) by Don Hallock

From The Boston Globe —10/15/2010 Harvard Business School, which put its Boston expansion plans on hold because of the recession, is ready to start pouring concrete again. Yesterday, the school revealed that it will spend $90 million to $100 million on a new executive education center, plus $15 million to $20 million to convert an…

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Harvey Morris

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Harvey Morris was an engineer for both radio and TV in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

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Remembering “The Club”

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From Bruce Bordett “The Club” began on channel 44 as “Club 44.” I think it was around 1977-80. Studio A was converted into a bar/club where each Friday night we would tape four, half-hour, back to back, “live” 30 minute segments. These featured local bands and musical acts, cooking segments, political editorials from Barney Frank,…

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WGBH Timeline (1946-1978)

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From “The first 24 years: A somewhat random compendium of milestones along the way” 1836 John Lowell Jr., leaves a bequest creating free “public lectures for the benefit of the citizens of Boston.” 1946 The Lowell Institute forms a cooperative venture with six Boston colleges (spearheaded by Ralph Lowell) to broadcast educational programs on commercial…

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On-Air (1979)

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From Don Hallock Ever wondered what it takes to put on a public television or radio production? Well, here’s a glance behind the scenes (as if you needed one). It was originally prepared as a 1979 issue of the WGBH publication ON AIR. In this context, the entire tract functions, as well, as an attractive…

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Ampex Video Simulcasting (1970)

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From Joe Pugliesi According to Benny Krol, who worked this system, this newsletter is from late 69 or early 70. Boston’s WGBH, first to use videotape recording for educational broadcasting, is probably also the first station to broadcast stereophonic FM sound synchronized with a video presentation… The Foundation established itself as a technological leader in…

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Quo vadis WGBH (1946-2000)

84 Massachusetts Avenue

From Don Hallock: It may surprise you to know how many places the station has called home. WGBH’s origins were in a converted skating rink on the second floor of 84 Mass. Ave. and the office spaces on the third, were the first home of WGBH from 1955 to 1961.

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