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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Planning the Next Alumni Reunion

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We have begun planning the next reunion, and we need your help! In order to make sure it will be another experience to remember, we need to know your preferences.

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A Boy from Milwaukee

Fred & Barb

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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Jean Shepherd tells his first WGBH story

Jean Shepherd

From Fred Barzyk: I first heard Jean on the radio in Boston. It was 1961. I was babysitting my young son and, while idly scanning radio stations, I heard this person, this intense personal voice, talking to me.

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Recording Buckminster Fuller (1963)

1963 Fax Request

This facilities request was found in a 2” videotape box as this program, featuring the renowned architect/inventor Buckminster Fuller, was being dubbed in 2010 to a modern tape format.

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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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