A Fond Farewell to Helen Fox

From QuickNooz (with permission) Former ’GBHer Helen Fox passed away on Tues, 7/22. Helen worked at ’GBH during the Foundation’s early days. She started as a volunteer, and she stayed for 17 years, working in Fundraising and in ZOOM. In an interview in the WGBH Archives (conducted by Fred Barzyk as part of an oral…

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David (DOI) Ives Passes

From Henry Becton I am deeply saddened to have to share the news that David Ives passed away Friday afternoon, following a brief illness. His wife Patsy, his sons Stephen and David, and their families all were with him. He was 84 years old. David was a pioneer, and a friend. This is a sad…

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Margaret I. ‘Peggy’ MacLeod Passes on at 66

From the Boston Globe Margaret I. MacLeod: Age 66, of Cambridge and Newburyport, MA, graduate of Radcliffe College and the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration. Portfolio Administrator at Mellon Financial Services in Boston, MA, former Television Producer at WGBH and Director of Volunteers at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. More

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Bernice “Bunny” Chesler Leaves Us at 69

From The New York Times — 9/16/2002 Bernice Chesler, 69, Guidebook Author, Dies [B]ernice Chesler, the author of widely read guidebooks about American bed-and-breakfast inns, died on Sept. 4 at her home in Newton, Mass. She was 69. The cause was cancer, said a friend, Lynda Morgenroth. Mrs. Chesler’s work won praise around the country.…

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WGBH Alumni Loose a Dear Friend: Bill Heitz, BU Class of ’57-’58

From the Chicago Tribune Bill Heitz, who helped teach amateur antique enthusiasts about auction etiquette for Home & Garden Television, won Emmy awards while producing Sunday Night Specials for NBC, and once was tear-gassed while directing coverage of the 1968 Democratic Convention, died of cancer, Thursday, Aug. 29, in his Northwest Side home. He was…

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Ray Wilding-White Passes On

From Larry Creshkoff Ray Wilding-White, who was a music producer-director at WGBH-FM and TV during the years 1951-1956, died on Friday, August 24, 2001, at his home in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. More

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Dave Nohling Passes On

From Don Hallock — 11/29/2001 One of the nicest, funniest guys ever to cross the 84 Mass. Ave. threshold. David L. Nohling, 65, a 21 year resident of St. Charles, passed away after a year long courageous battle with lymphoma, on Sunday, November 24th. He was born December 28, 1936 in Kenosha WI. Dave was…

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Fred Barzyk Honored For “Personal Vision in Television”

From Don Hallock At first glance this man looks sane enough. In fact, his lifelong career has been skating the crazy edge of the barely possible, a madcap minister to the risky marriage of art and broadcast. And it’s won Fred Barzyk (shown here speaking at the 2000 Reunion) yet another round of honors. In…

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Honoring David O. Ives

From QuickNooz (by permission) At this Wednesday’s Annual Meeting of the full WGBH Board of Trustees, David Ives will step down as vice chair of the Board and chairman of the Executive Committee, taking on the new title of vice chairman emeritus. “David has been a vibrant part of WGBH since 1960, and we welcome…

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Finding “Religious America” and “Lighthouse in Loleta”

From Don Hallock On December 30, 2000, D’Arcy Fallon posted this on the bulletin board: I have desperately been trying to get a copy of Phil Garvin’s “Religious America” series since the commune where I lived was one of the communities featured in the series. Does anybody have ANY idea where I can get/buy/borrow a…

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Bob Carey Dies at 59

From Don Hallock Bob Carey was a truly multi-talented individual. Born in Melrose Massachusetts in 1941, his early radio career included producing the Speed Anderson all-night radio show at WVDA. He joined WGBH-FM in 1965 as an engineer, and became Director of Radio in 1970. After leaving the station in 1975, Bob owned and operated…

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WGBH Archives Honors Fred Barzyk

From Don Hallock December 7, 2000 — a day which will live in gratitude. Today the folks at archives presented this gift of calligraphy to Fred Barzyk in recognition of his contributions of “time, energy and support” for that WGBH department. Clearly, his activity on behalf of the station archives has benefited us all, particularly…

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A Call to ‘GBH/Emerson alums

From Jeanne Brodeur  I’ve just taken over as VP for Institutional Advancement at Emerson College and it occurs to me that there may be other WGBH alums who are also alums of Emerson (I know there is a huge BU contingent). I’d love to invite Emerson/WGBH alums to get in touch with me. Phone 617-824-8533…

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Bernstein (re)surfaces

From Fred Barzyk Just reporting that Mel Bernstein and I had a wonderful lunch and renewed old memories. Mel is now running an advertising company in Mass. along with his wife, Carol. He has two boys and he is expecting to be a grandfather in the near future. Mel was a program manager for Channel…

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Bob McCausland update

From QuickNooz One of WGBH’s NABET freelance engineers, Bob McCausland, has pancreatic cancer and needs frequent flyer miles to enable his family to make numerous flights to Houston, TX, where he is receiving treatment at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He has frequent flyer accounts with American, Continental, US Air, Delta, United and NorthWest. Our…

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Edward Gorey Exits the Scene

From Don Hallock Author and illustrator, Edward St. John Gorey, died in May at the age of 75. We in public broadcasting will remember him in connection with the distinctive title sequences for MYSTERY!, done in collaboration with filmmaker Derek Lamb. Gorey, a truly enigmatic individual, produced over 50 remarkable, darkly humorous and disturbing writings,…

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“Friendly Giant” Passes Away at 80

From Variety The following item is from Variety, June 12 (by way of paul Noble): Robert Homme, the man millions of Canadians knew as television’s ‘Friendly Giant,’ died May 2 in Toronto following a four-year bout with cancer. He was 81. ‘The ‘Friendly Giant,’ a 15-minute children’s show that aired on CBC television, 1958-85, is…

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Nat Johnson and Deborah Hope Stanton-Johnson wed

From Nat Johnson Nathaniel Sturgis Johnson and Deborah Hope Stanton-Johnson are pleased to announce their marriage which took place in the Cromwell Room at the Lygon Arms Broadway, Worcestershire, England on Saturday 3 June 2000 at 1:15 PM Join with us now in this happy occasion as we share these photos (below) with you!

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