WGBH Alumni Loose a Dear Friend: Bill Heitz, BU Class of ’57-’58

Photo by Don Mallinson

Bill Heitz, who helped teach amateur antique enthusiasts about auction etiquette for Home & Garden Television, won Emmy awards while producing Sunday Night Specials for NBC, and once was tear-gassed while directing coverage of the 1968 Democratic Convention, died of cancer, Thursday, Aug. 29, in his Northwest Side home. He was 66 and had run his own video production firm since the early-1980s.