Fifty Years of Media Accessibility

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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The Money Room: So What?

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

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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