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.

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Creating NOVA (1971-76)

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series The Michael Ambrosino Collection

From Michael Ambrosino: Science is a part of our heritage, our present culture, and a major force in determining our future. Its absence from television [in the 1970s], spoke to the ignorance of many of its gatekeepers.... Science, medicine, technology, engineering, architecture all impact our culture by determining how we live our lives!

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A stranger in a strange land

This entry is part 6 of 22 in the series The Fred Barzyk Collection

From Fred Barzyk: Bill insisted I try to get into the scholarship program. You studied for your graduate degree at Boston University and worked three days a week at the Educational Television station. Free tuition and you got $600 to live a year in Boston!

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WGBH Timeline (1946-1978)

From “The first 24 years: A somewhat random compendium of milestones along the way”

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John Lowell Jr., leaves a bequest creating free “public lectures for the benefit of the citizens of Boston.” Read more...

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