WGBH to cut costs as budget gap hits $3m

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From the Boston Globe In an effort to close a $3 million budget gap caused by a decline in support from donors, WGBH radio, television, and multimedia employees are being asked to accept pay cuts, furloughs, and other cost-saving measures. Jon Abbott, chief executive of the public broadcasting organization, sent a memo to staff this…

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Henry Becton: The great sense of possibility


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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