In 1987, we decided to create the major giving society named after our founder. I sent a solicitation letter to Alistair.
The content dated back as early as March of 1947 and was as recent as 2005. The MLA sent material on 15 different video and audio tape formats, the majority of which had exceeded the manufacturer’s intended lifespan.
Ben Wattenberg, a neoconservative author and host of a nationally syndicated talk show on public television, died June 28 in Washington, D.C. He was 81.
In the fall of 1959, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt began her series of monthly discussion programs for National Educational Television. It was called “Prospects of Mankind,” and was a production of WGBH-TV
They came into the studio and taped a half-hour show with Rodgers at the keyboard and Elliot and Hammerstein standing behind the piano.
My dear father, known as Frank to his 'GBH family, passed away over the weekend. I always loved hearing his work stories (Zoom, the news, the Pops on the Esplanade, the BSO, The French Chef with Julia Child, This Old House, The Victory Garden...the list goes on).
I was barely 21 years old on my very first day as floor manager for The French Chef. On that first day I was naturally nervous, but resolved not to let her see it. No easy task, as I would be positioned twelve feet directly in front of her.
Between 1992 and 2013, Fred Barzyk, Joe Anderson, Henry Becton, and Michael Ambrosino conducted over 100 hours of interviews with dozens of former WGBH-TV and FM staffers.
Frontline founder David Fanning has stepped down after three decades as the executive producer of the landmark public television series.
In 1985 Julia Child received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Smith College. One of WGBY's supporters arranged for her old classmate to stay on the day after the ceremony to do a reception for our donors.