Program list — to 2000

Television and radio, New Television Workshop, educational services, more

From Don Hallock – 2000

Just how far have we come? How many programs, series, co-productions and other projects have borne the WGBH logo over the past 50 years? In that time, an enormous and varied community of richly talented human beings have transformed a modest “educational” broadcasting effort into one of the major engines of modern “public” broadcasting.

Every one of the titles below has required production work, from the simplest kind to the most elaborate, complex and ingenious. Imagine the literally millions of person/hours that have gone into realizing the projects listed. Very likely, the lives of almost every person in our country has been touched, if not profoundly affected, by a WGBH production. And we can only speculate about the rest of the world. The influence of WGBH has spread across the entire media industry, and has left virtually no sector of it the same. Product has, of course, been the manifest of WGBH’s success, but the totality of that product has had its origin nowhere except in the hearts and minds of you who have produced it ? and that product is the proof of your dedication and talent.

Not only have the accomplishments of WGBH’s later workers been built upon the efforts and ingenuity of their predecessors, but the “early birds” now enjoy a vindication and an affirmation of their input by witnessing the whole effort carried forward so admirably by those who have come to take their places.

As one contributor to the Guestbook so aptly put it, “I feel a surge of pride every time I see ‘WGBH’ on a program credit.”

Here is just a partial listing of WGBH’s track record.

If you’re anything like us, you may not have counted (or even remember) all the projects you’ve been involved with. Perhaps this list will help remind you of what you’ve done, and of the massive body of accomplishment your work enriches.

Please add to this list. Send us updates.

Your contribution may remind someone else of an effort they have forgotten, and of the wonderful time they had doing it.

Broadcast television & radio

  • A Note to You
  • A Time to Dance
  • A Celtic Sojourn
  • A Science Odyssey with Charles Kuralt
  • Aaron Copland Meets The Soviet Composers
  • Africans in America
  • Amherst College Commencement
  • An American Family
  • Anatomy of a Homicide
  • An evening of Championship Skating
  • Antiques Road Show
  • Artists in the Night
  • Art of the States
  • Arthur
  • At Home
  • Backgrounds
  • Barbara Linden: Artists in America
  • Barry Morse on Acting
  • Beverlee’s Clipper Ship
  • Beyond Sand Dunes
  • Blues After Hours
  • Boston Arts festival
  • Boston Common Boston Proper
  • Boston Symphony Broadcasts
  • Boston Pops Broadcasts
  • BSO Live
  • Catch 44
  • Cavness reads Dr. Zhivago
  • Cavness reads other classics
  • Championship Ballroom Dancing
  • Changing Seasons
  • Channel 2 News
  • Channel 2’s Ten O’Clock News
  • Children’s Circle
  • Circle of Lights
  • CITY/Motion/Space/Game
  • Classic Theater
  • Classical Performances
  • Classics in the Morning
  • Club 44
  • Colgate Grand Prix Tennis
  • Columbus and the Age of Discovery
  • Come and See
  • Computer Age Math
  • Concealed Enemies
  • Contemporary Drama
  • Crescent City Sounds
  • Crockett?s Victory Garden
  • Culture Shock
  • Dancing Disco
  • Dance for Camera
  • Dance in Open Spaces
  • Deadline 11
  • Death of a Princess
  • Debbie Travis? Painted House
  • Degrassi High
  • Destinos
  • Dido and Aeneas
  • Disco Dazzler
  • Discovery
  • Discovering Women
  • Dying
  • Elliot Norton Reviews
  • Epitaph for Jim Crow
  • Enterprise
  • Erica!
  • Eric in the Evening
  • Escorial
  • ESSAYS: I.M. Pei
  • Evening at Pops
  • Evening Pro Musica
  • Exxon/Mobil Masterpiece Theater
  • Eye-to-Eye
  • Filmmakers’ Showcase
  • Films of the World
  • First-ever trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific digital broadcasts
  • Flaherty and Film
  • Folk Music, USA
  • Folk Festival USA
  • For Freedom Now
  • French through Television
  • Frontline
  • Frontier to Space
  • Gavel to Gavel
  • George’s House
  • GODSPELL Goes to Plimoth Plantation for Thanksgiving with Henry Steele Commager
  • Great Decisions
  • Greater Boston
  • Greater Boston Arts
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Harvard Business School Commencements
  • Hodge Podge Lodge
  • Holding On
  • I, Claudius
  • In Search of the Real America
  • Invitation to Art
  • Introductory Geology
  • I’ve Been Reading
  • I’ve Been Reading Paperbacks
  • Images
  • Janaki
  • Jazz with Father Norman J. O?Connor
  • Jazz from Studio Four
  • Jazz Meets the Classics
  • Jean Shepherd’s America
  • John T. Kirk on American Furniture
  • Julia Child and Company
  • Julia Child’s 80th Birthday Celebration
  • Just Published
  • La Finta Giardaniera
  • La Plaza
  • Laughter is a Funny Business
  • Let’s Learn To Type
  • Live Performance
  • Long Ago & Far Away
  • Louis Lyons News & Comment
  • MacNeill/Lehrer inserts
  • Main Street: Boston’s West End
  • Maggie and the Beautiful Machine
  • MAGGIE’S Physical Fatness Program
  • Marketplace
  • Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives Coverage
  • Metric Moments
  • MIchael Ambrosino’s Show
  • Middle East – US Disaster?
  • Mr. Speaker – a Portrait of Tip O?Neill
  • MIT Science Reporter
  • MIT Weather
  • Morning Pro Musica
  • Mostly Musicals
  • Museum Open House
  • MusicAmerica
  • Music Grade II
  • Music of the Ballet
  • Music of the Baroque
  • My Heart’s in the Highlands
  • Mystery!
  • National Doubles from the Longwood Cricket Club
  • NET Playhouse
  • NET Journal: LSD: Lettvin vs Leary
  • New England Field Trips with Tony Saletan
  • New England Views with Robert Baram
  • New Television Workshop
  • News Hour inserts
  • Nine Heroes
  • No Soap Radio
  • NOVA
  • Of Science and Scientists
  • On Being Black
  • On the Money
  • Pantechnicon
  • Pare Lorentz on Film
  • Parlons Français
  • PBL: Ronald Reagan at Yale
  • PBL: The Dwarfs
  • PBL: Louise Day Hicks
  • PBL: Multiply and Subdue the Earth
  • PBS Millennium 2000
  • People?s Century
  • Performance
  • Peter and the Wolf
  • Phonics
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Poetry in Massachusetts
  • Pompeii – Frozen in Fire
  • POV
  • Princess Phone Commercials
  • Prospects of Mankind
  • Psychology One
  • Reagan’s New Federalism: Shift or Shaft?
  • Rebop
  • Recreation Review
  • Religious America
  • Remy Charlip’s Dances
  • Rock & Roll
  • Roomful of Music
  • Royal Flesh
  • Ruth Ann?s Camp
  • Say Brother/Basic Black
  • Says You
  • Seen and Heard
  • Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism
  • Sing Children Sing
  • Small City Garden
  • Solzhenitsyn at Harvard
  • Sound and Spirit
  • Soviet Press This Week with Colette Shulman
  • Sports Weekly
  • Ten O’clock News
  • Testimony on a Riot
  • Thalasa Cruso, Making Things Grow
  • Thalasa Cruso, Making Things Work
  • The 21 Inch Classroom
  • The Advocates
  • The Age of Overkill
  • The American Experience
  • The Ascent of Man
  • The Boston Arts Festival
  • The Captioned ABC Evening News
  • The Churchills
  • The Club
  • The College Sport of the Week
  • The Electric Company
  • The Evening Compass
  • The Evolution of Jazz
  • The Facts of Medicine
  • The Film Critic
  • The Fight to be Remembered
  • The Flower People: or How to Make Your Garden Grow with Just a Little Bit of Style & New England Charm
  • The Folk Heritage
  • The French Chef
  • The Gloucestermen
  • The infinity factory
  • The Irish in America
  • The Jazz Decades
  • The Jazz Gallery
  • The Jews of Boston
  • The Jazz Songbook
  • The Hypnotic Glass Harp
  • The Long & Short of It
  • The Makebelieve Clubhouse
  • The News at Ten
  • The New Yankee Workshop
  • The Photography Show
  • The Press and the People
  • The Queen of Spades
  • The Scarecrow
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Secret of Life
  • The Spider’s Web
  • The Reporters
  • The Romagnoli’s Table
  • The Trial of Dr. Kenneth Edelin
  • The Victory Garden
  • The WGBH Declaration of Independence
  • The Windsors: A Royal Family
  • The World
  • The World of Buckminster Fuller
  • This Old House
  • This Week’s Symphony
  • Thracian Gold
  • Three Views of the News
  • Treasures of Early Irish Art
  • Tree
  • Trouble in Tahiti
  • Tug of War: The Story of Taiwan
  • Two Gentlemen Folk
  • Tzaddik
  • Upstairs, Downstairs
  • U.S. Open Tennis at Longwood
  • Viewpoint
  • Vietnam: A Television History
  • Walsh’s Animals
  • War and Peace
  • Weather and Sports
  • Weather for You
  • WGBH Auctions
  • WGBH Classical Concert
  • What’s Happening Mr. Silver?
  • What’s New/Field Trip Specials
  • Where in the World and…
  • Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Women?s Special: Rape
  • Woof! It’s a Dog’s Life
  • World
  • Your Income Taxes
  • ZOOM

New Television Workshop

For more information on NTW, or on individual titles, visit the NTW Archive

  • 1932
  • 21
  • 37/73
  • 9 Variations on a Dance Theme
  • 9/23
  • Aeros
  • All About Eggs
  • America, Inc.
  • Anges Rebelles, Les
  • Anniversary Special
  • Art of Memory
  • Art Talker
  • Artist in the Seventies, An: Peter Campus
  • Artist’s Showcase Documentation
  • Artists Babies Bodies
  • Artists on Artists, Compilation Tapes
  • As if Memories Could Deceive Me
  • As Quiet As…
  • As Seen on TV
  • Aviary
  • Aviation Memories
  • Ballplayer
  • Banned Reels
  • Barbara Two
  • Batteries Not Included
  • Bees and Thoroughbreds
  • Belladonna
  • Berlin/Nilreb: Tourist Journal
  • Between Time and Timbuktu
  • Big Inning, The
  • Binge
  • Blues for Piggy
  • Bob’s Master
  • Body Beautiful, The
  • Borders
  • Bruce and Babe
  • Buddha’s Door
  • California Casual
  • California One
  • Capoeira of Brazil
  • Carmen
  • CAT Fund Documentation
  • Celebrate: A Time to Dance
  • Ceramic Images
  • Changing Steps
  • Chant A Capella
  • Charles Blessing Interview
  • Charlie Smith and the Fritter Tree
  • City Archives
  • City Motion Space Game
  • City of the Angels
  • Cityscape
  • Coffee Coloured Children
  • Collisions
  • Collisions (Louis Falco)
  • Color Piece for Television, A
  • Color Schemes
  • Common Mistakes
  • Confessions of a Chameleon
  • Contexts
  • Criss X Cross
  • Cross Body Ride
  • Da Capo
  • Damnation of Faust: Charming Landscape
  • Damnation of Faust: Evocation
  • Damnation of Faust: Will-O’-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)
  • Dance for Camera
  • Dance for Camera
  • Dance in Open Spaces
  • Dance Journeys
  • Dance of Darkness
  • Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Street
  • Dances: Remy Charlip
  • Dancing on the Edge
  • Darkness of My Language
  • De Stijl
  • Dead Images
  • Design Archives ? Compilation Tapes
  • Desire, Inc.
  • Devices of Detachment
  • Digital Speech
  • Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet
  • District 1
  • Dogs, The
  • Double Lunar Dogs
  • Double Take
  • Dream Moments
  • Dreamworks
  • East Ended Tape
  • Easy Living
  • Edit 1
  • Elder, The
  • Ellis Island
  • Ena’s Adventures, Part II
  • Event Horizon
  • Evol
  • Ex-Romance
  • Exultate Jubilate
  • Femme a la Cafetiere, La
  • Foto-Roman
  • Four Sided Tape
  • Four Songs
  • Frames of Reference
  • Frank: A Vietnam Veteran
  • Fred Astaire/George Balanchine Project Documentation
  • Freefall
  • From an Island Summer
  • Funeral
  • Gallery Piece, The
  • Ganapati: A Spirit in the Bush
  • General Archiving Documentation
  • George Rochberg and His Music
  • George’s House
  • Going Away Party, The
  • Gray Hairs
  • Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters, The
  • Great Frontier, The
  • Hail the New Puritan
  • Hall’s Crossing
  • Harry Somers and His Music
  • Hart Island
  • Hazardous Hootenanny
  • Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, The: A Video Opera
  • High Hot Moons
  • Homage by Assassination
  • Honi Coles Interview
  • Hoppla!
  • Houses that Are Left, The
  • Human Tube, A
  • I Do Not Know What It Is that I Am Like
  • I Want Some Insecticide
  • I Will Not be Sad in This World
  • I Wish I Might
  • Images Diffused by Time
  • Imaginary Crossing
  • In the Blink of an Eye, Amphibian Dreams… If I Could Fly, I
  • Would Fly
  • In the Rehearsal Room
  • Inertia
  • Inhabitant of Another Place
  • Interpolation
  • Irony
  • J. S. Bach
  • Jesus: A Passion Play for Americans
  • Joseph Schwantner and His Music
  • Judy Chicago Interview
  • Karkador
  • Kissing Booth, The
  • L’Image
  • Landscape in Motion
  • Lathe of Heaven, The
  • Lauf der Dinge, Der
  • Lea Grammont
  • Lee Krasner Interview
  • Lies and Humiliations
  • Lines of Force
  • Living with the Living Theater
  • Lotte Goslar’s Pantomime Circus
  • Louis Zukofsky
  • Lown Ranjer Aind Tontow, The
  • Lulu Smith: The Chicken that Ate Columbus
  • M. F. K. Fisher: Writer with a Bite
  • Made in Maine
  • Magritte sur la Plage
  • Making of Severe Clear, The
  • Man Ray, Man Ray
  • Meaning of the Interval
  • Medium Is the Medium, The
  • Melanie Kahane Interview
  • Melting Pot
  • Modern Times
  • More TV Stories
  • Mosaic for the Kali Yuga, A
  • Mother’s Little Network
  • Motherland, The
  • Mountain View
  • Music Image Workshop Documentation
  • Music Image Workshop Experimentation
  • Music of Ivana Themmen, The
  • Music of Joan Tower, The
  • Music of Lukas Foss, The
  • Music of Michael Colgrass, The
  • Music of Ralph Shapey, The
  • My Father’s Song
  • My Puberty
  • Myth of Modern Dance, The
  • Nam June Paik on the Beatles
  • Neo Geo: An American Purchase
  • New England Fishermen
  • New Television Documentation
  • New Television, Episode 101-111
  • New Television, Episode 201-204
  • New Television, Episode 301-313
  • New Television, Episode 401-413
  • New Television, Episode 501-513
  • New Television, Episode 601-613
  • Nine Heroes
  • Northern Shore, The
  • Northlight
  • Nosferatu
  • O Panama
  • O’Neil Ford Interview
  • Observations on Photography
  • Oh Nothing
  • One Many
  • One Way
  • Pale Cool, Pale Warm
  • Past Fantasies
  • Paul Rand Interview
  • Peter Campus Compilations
  • Peter Campus on Paul Strand
  • Phantom of the Open Hearth
  • Phenomenology (Parts A, B, C)
  • Place to Dance, A
  • Plage Concrete
  • Poetry Breaks Compilation Tapes
  • Poetry Breaks Documentation
  • Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Charles Simic
  • Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: D. Nurkse
  • Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Galway Kinnell
  • Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Lucille Clifton
  • Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada
  • Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Philip Levine
  • Poetry Breaks I, Allen Ginsberg
  • Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell
  • Poetry Breaks I, Martin Espada
  • Poetry Breaks I, Robert Bly
  • Poetry Breaks I, Ruth Stone
  • Poetry Breaks I, Seamus Heaney
  • Poetry Breaks I, Sharon Olds
  • Poetry Breaks II, Cyrus Cassells
  • Poetry Breaks II, Li-Young Lee
  • Poetry Breaks II, Lucille Clifton
  • Poetry Breaks II, Stanley Kunitz
  • Poetry Breaks II, Thylias Moss
  • Poetry Breaks III, Charles Simic
  • Poetry Breaks III, D. Nurkse
  • Poetry Breaks III, Philip Levine
  • Poetry Breaks Sound and Graphic Elements
  • Portrait of a Friend by Friends: Emmett Williams
  • Portraits from the Two O’Clock
  • Primordial Soup
  • Proposition, The
  • Public Nuisance, A
  • Put Blood in the Music
  • Quarks
  • Quickening
  • Quidditas
  • Radio Inside
  • Rear Bumpers
  • Reflecting Pool, The
  • Return of the Motherland
  • Reverie, The
  • Reverse Television
  • Ritual Clowns
  • Romance of the Angel of Lions
  • Ros Barron
  • Roseland Recollections
  • Rotary Action
  • Royal Flesh
  • Sabda
  • Second Mesa
  • Secret of the Waterfall
  • Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974
  • Set and Reset, Version 1
  • Set of Coincidence
  • Sightlines
  • Sign Sounds
  • Slott Opera
  • Small Jubilee, A
  • Solos, Duets, and Pizza
  • Sombra a Sombra
  • Son of Sam and Delilah
  • Soundings Documentation
  • Southern Cross
  • Spitting Glass
  • Split Britches
  • Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski, The
  • Step Across the Border
  • Storm and Stress
  • Strange Space
  • Sudden Difficulties
  • Summer Dances
  • Sun, Moon and Feather
  • Survival Ecology – Hamburger Harmonics
  • Sydney an der Wupper
  • Teleportraits
  • Terra Degli Dea Madre
  • Third Tape
  • Three Transitions
  • Thundering Scream of the Seraphin’s Delight, The
  • Time Code
  • Time Squared
  • To Dancers
  • Total Rain
  • Tribute to Growth, A
  • Tribute to John Cage, A
  • Trisha and Carmen
  • Tristan and Isolde
  • Turtle Dreams
  • Tzaddik
  • Vacation II
  • Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever, The
  • Vestibule (In 3 Episodes)
  • Video Commune (Beatles from Beginning to End)
  • Video Portrait: Robert Rauschenberg
  • Video: The New Wave
  • Video Variations
  • Violence Sonata
  • Virginia Dare’s Vision
  • Volcano Saga
  • Walking Up
  • Walter Robinson and His Music
  • Water Catalogue, The
  • Watermill
  • Watermotor for Dancer and Camera
  • Waterproof
  • Way Downtown
  • Wedding, The
  • What You Mean We?
  • Winter Notebook
  • Within Dialogue (Silence)
  • World of Photography, The
  • You Little Wild Heart
  • Zero Degrees Latitude
  • Zone in Three Parts

Educational services

  • Teaching Math: A Video Library
  • French in Action
  • Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish
  • Americas: Visions of America teacher’s guides and posters
  • Interactive software packages
  • Online teachers’ services
  • Classroom tailored programs
  • College credit telecourses
  • Classical music CDs
  • NOVA Curiosity Kits and board games
  • NOVA teacher’s guides
  • Large-format NOVA films for IMAX
  • CD-ROMs based on WGBH’s popular “how-to” TV shows videotapes, videodiscs, and multimedia software as classroom companion material to WGBH TV productions

Other Activities

  • WGBH Learningsmith: a “general store for the curious mind”
  • “Companion book” publishing
  • WGBH Audience Research, and Information for Public Television Professionals
  • WGBH International: world-wide broadcast distribution department of WGBH Enterprises
  • Descriptive Video Service (DVS®): makes institutional, educational and training videos accessible to blind or visually impaired patrons/employees
  • CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM): expanding media access for the disadvantaged.
  • The Caption Center: a nonprofit service of the WGBH Educational Foundation (and the world’s first captioning agency), provides unsurpassed captioning and subtitling for all facets of the television industry
  • Production Services: a full service production and post production facility, with the ability to provide virtually any planning, development, design, construction, production, post-production, tape duplication, traffic, playback, encryption and transmission service a client may require.
  • WGBH Film and Video Resource Center: (high-qulity stock footage source)
  • WGBH Interactive: designs World Wide Web sites and multimedia software for WGBH program brands and outside clients.
  • Award-winning WGBH Scenics: creates major set pieces and scenery for news, entertainment, and corporate clients, including PBS, ESPN, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Lotus
  • The WGBH Media Archives & Preservation Center: in charge of maintaining and preserving WGBH television and radio programs, production media, photographic assets, data files and historical records. Established in 1978, the collection constitutes more than 160 hours of television programming, over 20,000 hours of film, more than 32,000 reels of FM radio programming and 4,000 boxes of historical files.
  • WGBH Member Services
  • This Old House Kitchens: CD-ROM
  • The Channel 2-Mobile
  • WGBH concerts
  • The annual Ice Cream FunFest

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