Fred Barzyk Aims to Kickstart Drama

From Current: Director Fred Barzyk began his career at Boston’s WGBH, experimenting with television and the emerging form of video. Now, the director is preparing to produce the final short film of his drama trilogy on death.

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A stranger in a strange land

From Fred Barzyk: Bill insisted I try to get into the scholarship program. You studied for your graduate degree at Boston University and worked three days a week at the Educational Television station. Free tuition and you got $600 to live a year in Boston!

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Dave Davis, 81, WGBH Producer, Director, Manager

From Fred Barzyk At the age of 81 Dave passed away on May 23, 2007, in the kitchen of his home in Guyana. He and his wife Joyce had been retired and playing Jazz around the islands since 1993. From WGBH QuickNooz (by permission) — 8/20/2007 Sad news from the Caribbean: Former WGBH Station Manager…

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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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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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