Sixty years of innovation. Ten years of alumni news and first-person stories. Over 500 essays, anecdotes, and photos: linked, tagged, and annotated.

The Moment that Julia Child Became an American icon

fdsafdsThough she did not own a TV set, Julia had been bitten by the television bug from the moment she set foot on a studio set. • Read more.

How it came about that a physics student came to WGBH

siliconsamuraiOne day I came in to find an old man who looked familiar sitting in the outer lobby. I asked and he said he was waiting to visit someone, so I took Hoagy Carmichael in past reception • Read more.

It was a Bright and Stormy Night

auction_Then, in the middle of a fun entertainment segment with one of the pioneers of television, disaster struck. • Read more.

1962 WGBH Station Break

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 11.23.30 AMDavid Sloss wrote the song for, and performed it at, the first WGBH Auction • Read more.

Remembering the BU Scholars

Remembering the BU ScholarsIn our youth, nothing seemed insurmountable. We approached every challenge with the old Mickey Rooney “Let’s put on a show!” enthusiasm. • Read more.

October 14, 1961: That Fateful Day

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 8.24.54 AM“Wake up, wake up! Channel two is on fire and has just burnt to the ground.” • Read more.

“The Negro and The American Promise” (1963)

James BaldwinFeaturing interviews with Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin, this program made headlines in spring 1963. • Read more.

“You Can’t Sell an Ocelot on TV!”

"You Can't Sell an Ocelot on TV!"One day, we got a phone call from a lady who said, “You can’t sell a live ocelot on television! They are dangerous wild animals!” “How do you know this?” asked the PR people. • Read more.

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