Congratulations to Paula Apsell '69! The long-time senior executive director of the PBS science program “Nova” is the first science journalist to ever receive the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award.
As a director of photography for over 35 years, Brian shot dozens of documentaries and narrative films for “NOVA,” “American Experience,” “Frontline,” and independent documentaries on subjects close to his heart.
"Nova" has decided to film next Monday's total solar eclipse and air it hours later. It’ll be the series’ fastest turnaround to date.
Barbara was a member of the small group that gathered in the latter half of 1973 in the less than inviting environment of 475 Western Avenue to start production of the new (as yet unnamed) Nova science series.
“Nova,” PBS’s science series produced by WGBH, has launched its first crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a sequel to its popular 2012 special “Hunting the Elements.”
Among the show’s highlights: three-dimensional simulations of the landing craft that brought troops ashore, the gliders that dropped American commandos deep inside Nazi-occupied France, and a pair of vast portable harbors used to unload thousands of tons of supplies onto the beaches
From Michael Ambrosino: Science is a part of our heritage, our present culture, and a major force in determining our future. Its absence from television [in the 1970s], spoke to the ignorance of many of its gatekeepers.... Science, medicine, technology, engineering, architecture all impact our culture by determining how we live our lives!
From the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Mr. Ambrosino's report outlines the plan for the creation of a science programming group for public television.
My first visit to WGBH was in the fall of 1955, just after TV had gone on the air at 84 Mass Ave. in Cambridge. I was at work developing a TV master plan for the University of Connecticut at the time, and wanted a tour of one of the few (12) “educational” stations on the air.