Eric Jackson: "Steve was this warm presence who invited you in when he was on the air with the sound of his voice and the music he played.”
“Wake up, wake up! Channel two is on fire and has just burnt to the ground.”
Louis Lyons used to do a 15-minute newscast every night. Louis was a salty old New Englander who said whatever was on his mind.
As a 23 year old on-camera TV neophyte, watching Julia’s completely honest and wonderfully natural television presentations, actually helped me in my own slightly panicky weekly approach to hosting a television show.
WGBH-FM was already attracting listeners who cared about the quality of sound. Why just radio? Why not television?
Fred Barzyk: It is still amazing to me how many people of a certain age remember watching this TV movie. I mean it was 1979 when it aired!
There has always been something magical about the 'GBH cachet, growing I believe from the station's spoken, unspoken, and lived, philosophy, and from those who have striven to express it.
Videos stories and images from the WGBH Auction, starting with the First WGBH Auction in 1966, with Julia Child, Bud Collins, and more.
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
Fred Barzyk's TV drama, The Waiting Room, explores the lives of seven characters who find themselves at the end of their dramatic lives.