Michael Ambrosino — the creator of NOVA — describes his early years at WGBH, an era of live and live-on-tape TV productions at the 84 Massachusetts Avenue studio in Cambridge. This series presents authorized interviews with early producers and directors for Boston’s innovative public television and radio stations. He was interviewed on June 19, 1998…

Read More

From Michael Ambrosino: I’ve never considered myself an intellectual; my memory and thought processes are just not good enough for true intellectual work. I do, however, have an insatiable curiosity and enjoy the world of ideas.

Read More

From Fred Barzyk I visited the new WGBH this week. The office part of the complex is just starting to fill up, with many departments yet to move. The studio, master control, and public areas will not open until September. The official turning on of the LED outside walls will happen on September 17. There…

Read More

From David Atwood David Atwood (camera) and Steve Potter (dolly) shooting a 1967 production starring Lotte Lenya (Dave Davis directing). The monstrously unwieldy and notoriously unstable TK-60 camera, sporting a turret of four fixed lenses, is the last black and white model that RCA ever made. These guys are operating the equally unwieldy (though beloved)…

Read More

From David Atwood Here’s a great shot taken in the Temple Church Courtyard in London, 1975. The shoot was for Classic Theatre and the actor we were going to interview was Ian McKellan. Characters in the shot left to right, John MacKnight (lighting), Karl Lorencic (video), Nat Johnson (audio), Greg Macdonald (camera), and John McKnight…

Read More

From WGBH These long time members of the WGBH family will be honored at this year’s Human Resources Service Awards ceremony, Thurs, 2/2 in Studio A. Those WGBH and WGBY employees who have passed the 10, 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 35- and 40-year employment milestones will be honored. Human Resources used the dates 1/1/04 –…

Read More

From David Atwood – 10/18/2004 (This piece is presented as written by David, and presented on his Web site. It is used with permission) Just back from London and the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Times of Alistair Cooke last Friday. I don’t know why I went; there were few GBH types there…

Read More

From Don Hallock A small group of reunion activists met at WGBH Tuesday evening to discuss ideas for keeping us connected, and plans for future events. Among those present were Fred Barzyk, Connie White, David Atwood, Amy Meyers, Olivia Tappan, Sharon Rivo, Michael Ambrosino, Al Potter, Peggy McLeod, Moon Nimon, Jo Madden, Mary Ide, Nora…

Read More

205. David Atwood and Bruce Bordett. 206. David Atwood shares an affectionate moment with Olivia Tappan. 207. Well….two moments. 208. Yet another shot of Peter Hoving and Chris Sarson. (Do they get residuals on these?) 209. John Henning. 210. John Henning again, POV. 211. John “Rocky” Coe and Faith Nachman Klein. 212. Gene Mackles, John Carver and Paul Solman. 213. Thea Chalow and John…

Read More