Category: Obituaries

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

Mike Foti, former Director of Engineering

Mike’s contributions to WGBH modernized systems and launched new services, including centralcasting and the integration of New Hampshire Public Television’s master control within WGBH’s operations. | Read more.

In: Obituaries

Valerie Gunderson, 59, budget director

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Jon Abbott: It is with great sadness that we share the terrible news that our colleague Valerie Gunderson has passed away. Valerie was a key member of the ’GBH family for more than 25 years. | Read more.

In: 2010s, Obituaries

Pierre Capretz, 89, French in Action creator

Pierre Capretz

Pierre Capretz, the Yale University French professor who created the quirky and at times controversial WGBH language-learning series French in Action, died April 2 at 89. | Read more.

In: 1980s, Obituaries, WGBH 2
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