Category: Features

Jim Lewis Remembers: Julia Child’s Car Talk


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. | Read more.

In: Features

My Favorite Story: Child and Cosby

Julia Child from Wikipedia

Someone came over and asked Julia to come along to the next room for a publicity photo. She walked in, and there was Bill Cosby. | Read more.

In: Features, Julia Child

Jean Shepherd tells his first WGBH story

Jean Shepherd
This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series The Fred Barzyk Collection

From Fred Barzyk: I first heard Jean on the radio in Boston. It was 1961. I was babysitting my young son and, while idly scanning radio stations, I heard this person, this intense personal voice, talking to me. | Read more.

In: 1960s, Anecdotes, Features, Museum of Science, Reminiscences, Stories, WGBH 2, WGBH History Book | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Remembering the original WGBH

84 Massachusetts Avenue

From Art Singer: Fifty one years ago this past September, on several late afternoons a week, I would take the twenty minute walk from BU across the Charles to the station’s studios on the MIT campus for a night’s work. | Read more.

In: 1950s, 84 Mass. Ave., Essays, Features, WGBH 2 | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Recording Buckminster Fuller (1963)

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This facilities request was found in a 2” videotape box as this program, featuring the renowned architect/inventor Buckminster Fuller, was being dubbed in 2010 to a modern tape format. | Read more.

In: 1960s, Documents, Features, Museum of Science, Technologies, WGBH 2 |
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