Category: Obituaries

Don Quayle, 84, NPR’s first president

Don Quayle

The first president of National Public Radio has died. Don Quayle was 84 years old. He had a long career in public broadcasting — both television and radio. | Read more.

In: 1960s, 1970s, Obituaries

Joe Day, 78, tenacious reporter

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As a member of Channel 2’s “The Reporters” team, Joe Day refused to take no for an answer. | Read more.

In: 1970s, 1980s, Obituaries, The Reporters, WGBH 2

Bob Wilson, Television Photographer

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From Jim Boyd: We said good-bye yesterday to my long-time good friend Bob Wilson. Bob was a news photographer at WGBH-TV and WCVB Channel 5 Boston, a US Army Vietnam War era veteran and an avid horseman. His casket was carried by an elegant horse carriage to the cemetery where he received a fitting military salute. It was a heart-warming sendoff for a truly deserving man. | Read more.

In: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Obituaries, WGBH 2

Otto Piene, 85, New Television Workshop Video Artist

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“The greatest service technology could do for art would be to enable the artist to reach a proliferating audience, perhaps through TV, or to create tools for some new monumental art that would bring art to as many men today as in the middle ages.” — Otto Piene | Read more.

In: 1960s, New Television Workshop, Obituaries, Public Broadcasting Laboratory, WGBH 2

Kenneth Anderson, 75, lighting director and production manager

Kenneth Anderson

One of his first gigs was as a lighting director at Boston’s WGBH for its signature series, The French Chef starring Julia Child. He met Bill Aucoin there, Kiss’ former manager who helped catapult the band after its formation in 1972. | Read more.

In: Obituaries, WGBH 2
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