From Cynthia Broner The WGBH community was saddened to learn of the passing of Cherry Enoki, former ‘GBHer and editor on many projects, including Postcards from Buster, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, Design Squad and Nova ScienceNow. Cherry died Fri, 11/28 while climbing Mount Shasta in Northern California. “Cherry was an amazingly talented, passionate, invested friend…

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From The New York Times James W. Armsey, a former Ford Foundation executive who directed more than $350 million in grants to universities in the 1960s while prompting the foundation to deny grants to segregated universities, died on Nov. 2 at his home in Urbana, Ill. He was 90. From 1956 through 1975, Mr. Armsey…

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From the Boston Globe via legacy.com Born in Malden, MA, July 23, 1928 … Mr. Barlow was a graduate of the University of New York were he received a B.A. and his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1957, Lewis Barlow has been a major contributor to the local television scene in numerous capacities.…

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From The Boston Globe — 9/30/2008 Alan Lupo, chronicler of Boston, dies He was no stranger to the inner sanctums of City Hall but was more at home with regular folks on Boston’s stoops and sidewalks. He knew people — and people knew him — from the North End to Southie, from Dorchester to Doyle’s…

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From Fred Barzyk Henry Becton’s mother, Jean (Coggan) Becton (91), passed away on Wednesday. The family will hold a private memorial service for her later this summer. In lieu of flowers, Henry and the family have asked that those wishing to make a donation in her memory could contribute to the Blue Hills Heritage Trust…

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From Joanna Rothman Hello! We’d like to see if any ‘GBH alum might be interested in becoming docents in our new studios in Brighton. We’ve already recruited a few and they are terrific! The WGBH Tour Program has welcomed nearly 14,000 visitors on tours of our new Brighton facilities since it’s debut last fall. This…

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From Cynthia Broner The legions of friends and fans of longtime ‘GBHer Phil Collyer will gather in the Calderwood Studio to remember him Monday, April 28, at 11a.m. “It’s a longstanding tradition at WGBH to gather, Quaker-style, in the memory of dear colleagues and share our reflections — anecdotes, poems, memorable photos — or, if…

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From the New York Times Kirk Browning, whose unusual career path took him from chicken farmer to television director of “Live From Lincoln Center,” died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 86. “Kirk contained the entire history of cultural television in our country,” Mr. Goberman said on Monday. “He started in 1948 with the NBC…

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From WGBH president Jon Abbott It is with tremendous sadness that I share with the WGBH family the news that our longtime friend Phil Collyer died yesterday of complications from leukemia. He was 68. Phil’s career at WGBH stretches back nearly 50 years from his most recent role as the indomitable executive producer of the…

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From Cynthia Broner WGBH notes the passing of lifelong activist and former ’GBHer Bernice “Bunny” Olenick on 12/22. Bunny joined the sports and specials unit at WGBH in 1976 as an assistant working on tennis programming. (Historical note: In 1963, WGBH introduced tennis to American TV, with sportscaster Bud Collins and the National Doubles from…

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