Why We Turned to PBS: WGBH Programs and Captioning

The New York Times: We asked our writers to reflect on PBS’s lasting imprint on our culture, while Rachael Ray, Gary Clark Jr., Damon Lindelof, Kal Penn and others share first-person reminiscences about the television that changed their lives.

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Why has WGBH had such an impact? Five views

Fred Barzyk: “I have asked several long time producers at WGBH to take a crack at the question of ‘Why does WGBH, a local public TV station in Boston, have such an impressive impact on media, culture and innovation?’ What follows are several responses to the question.”

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Brian Dowley, 67, director of photography

As a director of photography for over 35 years, Brian shot dozens of documentaries and narrative films for “NOVA,” “American Experience,” “Frontline,” and independent documentaries on subjects close to his heart.

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Mike Sullivan, 67, Frontline producer

Broadcast journalist and producer Mike Sullivan — one of the guiding figures behind FRONTLINE for more than two decades — passed away suddenly at his home in Marblehead, Mass., on Sunday, June 23.

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Hackers post fake story on PBS site

David Fanning

David Fanning: “Frontline’’ producers hear impassioned responses all the time… Having a group attack the PBS website over a news program was unusual but “probably not unexpected,’’ he said.

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