From the New York Times Kirk Browning, whose unusual career path took him from chicken farmer to television director of “Live From Lincoln Center,” died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 86. “Kirk contained the entire history of cultural television in our country,” Mr. Goberman said on Monday. “He started in 1948 with the NBC…

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From Susan Kubany I came to WGBH in 1972 to save Roger Fischer’s The Advocates series.  I was in love: Alan Dershowitz was the liberal advocate, William Rusher the conservative, and Michael Dukakis, the moderator. The debated topics were important, engaging and the drama, unique. (No liberal bias here. This was television at its finest.) I fought tenaciously…

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