Ros and Harris Barron in the ZONE

Harris and Ros Barron

From Fred Barzyk: Hundreds of artists streamed through the studios of the WGBH New Television Workshop in the early ’70s. Ros and Harris were two of the earliest.

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It was short, but what a ride!

From Dave Svens: This short film clip was taken during WGBH’s election coverage in November, 1966. Host Bob Baram is interviewing the newly elected US Senator from Massachusetts, Edward Brooke, who was the first African-American senator elected by popular vote.

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Paik and the Video Synthesizer

From Fred Barzyk: I remember Nam June Paik telling me to stand back since TV sets sometime exploded when he did this. I backed off. The TV did not explode but gave forth a dazzling array of colors, buzzed and slowly died, never to live again.

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Remembering “The Club”

From Bruce Bordett “The Club” began on channel 44 as “Club 44.” I think it was around 1977-80. Studio A was converted into a bar/club where each Friday night we would tape four, half-hour, back to back, “live” 30 minute segments. These featured local bands and musical acts, cooking segments, political editorials from Barney Frank,…

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David Atwood: Getting started at WGBH

From David Atwood Needing a job fresh out of college in the fall of 1965 I made an alphabetical list of Boston’s TV stations. The first was WBZ. I set out from Woburn, found WBZ and went in looking for work. They said they might start me in the mail room. I was devastated. I…

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Lights, Camera, Auction! — In the New Western Avenue Studios

From Dan Beach – Studio 8H Website Design WGBH Auction with David Ives. The ubiquitous Al Hinderstein mans the Auction Cam. Playboy Bunnies and their “bodyguard” await cue to go on auction. (c 1965) From David Atwood — 12/5/2007 Those auction pix had to be 1966 or later. I came to GBH in the fall…

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Video Tour of 125 Western Avenue (2006)

Six WGBH Alumni — Fred Barzyk, Michael Ambrosino, Olivia Tappan, Bruce Bordett, and David Atwood — tour the studios and offices at 125 Western Avenue, WGBH’s primary home from 1964 to 2007

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