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Al Potter

Bob was my entre into the television business. We became fast friends when I first joined WGBH as a BU Scholar in 1959-60. He and I worked the weekend shift together; I at Master Control and him as the Engineer on Duty. We had a great time together. Later he trained me as an engineer when I was hired full time at WGBH. Bob was very smart – his obit says he went to Tufts, but I seem to recall him being at MIT. He was consumed with broadcasting and left MIT/Tufts to work at WGBH to begin a career… Read more »

Don Hallock

On hearing of his passing, I was quite surprised to find that Bob and I were the same age. Robert — “Bob,” “Bobby” — Hall and I came to WGBH-TV within a year or two of each other and ultimately became very close co-workers. He was originally one of the general engineering staff — but a very bright one. He filled, with great aptitude, various engineering positions at the station from projection to master control supervisor in the evenings. But it was as video operator that he really made his mark. Getting all the cameras to look exactly the same… Read more »