From the Vault: Video interviews with WGBH pioneers

Between 1992 and 2013, Fred Barzyk, Joe Anderson, Henry Becton, and Michael Ambrosino conducted over 100 hours of interviews with dozens of former WGBH-TV and FM staffers.

For the 2015 reunion, Fred and David Atwood compiled a highlights reel from those interviews with:

  • David Atwood
  • Bob Carey
  • Phil Collyer
  • Bill Cosel
  • Ron Della Chiesa
  • Anne Damon
  • Bob Ferrante
  • Helen Fox
  • Greg Harney
  • Jack Hurley
  • David Fanning
  • David Ives
  • Benny Krol
  • John LaBounty
  • Frank Lane
  • Karl Lorensic
  • Emily Lovering
  • Robert J. Lurtsema
  • Gordon Mehlman
  • Russ Morash
  • Henry Morgenthau
  • Chas Norton
  • Chris Pullman

Also included are classic clips with Tony Randall, Julia Child, and Hartford Gunn. Enjoy!

Louis Wiley, Jr. retires after 33 years

In early July, colleagues and friends gathered in Fraser Performance Studio to raise a glass in honor of Frontline exec editor Louis Wiley Jr., who retired after 33 years at WGBH.

A graduate of Yale University and Georgetown Law School, Louis joined WGBH in 1970, and over the years worked on various local and national public affairs, history, and cultural programs. His myriad contributions include two documents he drafted for WGBH: Guidelines on Journalistic Standards and Practices for National Programming and Web Code of Best Practices.

As Frontline’s exec editor, Louis was responsible for monitoring the story selection process of hundreds of Frontline episodes, conducting an editorial review of each program and assessing all matters that impacted or might have impacted the editorial integrity of the series.

In these various roles, he helped producers and reporters battle military censors, confront government and industry wrongdoing, and challenge political partisans and activists on controversial matters.

“This is about a lifetime, a life’s work, and the person who shared so much of it — so generously, so intelligently, and with such care and affection,” says Frontline exec producer David Fanning, “and who set the standards and the measure by which we together did this lifetime’s work.” Although retiring from WGBH, Louis will do some consulting as well as pursue his passion for learning more about art and antiques.