From Fred Barzyk Henry Becton’s mother, Jean (Coggan) Becton (91), passed away on Wednesday. The family will hold a private memorial service for her later this summer. In lieu of flowers, Henry and the family have asked that those wishing to make a donation in her memory could contribute to the Blue Hills Heritage Trust…

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At a December 4, 2007 meeting of WGBH staff, longtime President Henry Becton ceremoniously passed the baton to Jon Abbott, who stepped in to the presidency in October after serving as Executive Vice President and COO. According to Cynthia Broner, their remarks met with a prolonged standing ovation for Henry’s nearly 38 years at WGBH.…

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From Don Hallock WGBH President Henry Becton will be passing the baton in October 2007 to Executive VP/COO Jon Abbott, and stepping into the role of vice chair. As we make this historic transition, a new fund has been added to WGBH’s Breaking New Ground Campaign to honor WGBH’s fifth president, whose vision, leadership, and…

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From “The first 24 years: A somewhat random compendium of milestones along the way” 1836 John Lowell Jr., leaves a bequest creating free “public lectures for the benefit of the citizens of Boston.” 1946 The Lowell Institute forms a cooperative venture with six Boston colleges (spearheaded by Ralph Lowell) to broadcast educational programs on commercial…

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From the Boston Globe WGBH president Henry Becton Jr., who presided over the growth of Boston’s public television station into a national production powerhouse, told the station’s staff yesterday that he will step down from his post in October. Jonathan C. Abbott, WGBH’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, will take over as president.…

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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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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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248. Mai Cramer with Ron Della Chiesa. 249. Olivia Tappan, Russ Morash and Susie Doroney. 250. Gordy Mehlman and John McKnight. 251. Linda Morgenroth, Wendy Davidson and Moon Nimon. 252. Dave Coveney and Paula Apsell. 253. Ron Blau and Jean Wardle. 254. Susan Presson and Ashton Peery. 255. Henry Becton and Susan Presson 256. Bill Charrette, Paul Souza and Henry Becton. 257. John Kerr, Jim…

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195. Judy Hurley, another lottery winner. 196. Fred Barzyk and Ted Conant. 197. Frank Coakley and Maureen Fahey. 198. Paul Solman, Judy Stoia and Steve Atlas. 199. Henry Becton and Don Hallock. 200. Margaret McCleod with Steve Gilford. 201. Lisa Schwartzbaum and Chris Pullman. 202. Louise Daniels-Miller, Aida Moreno and Marilyn Greenstein. 203. David Ives,…

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