From Nat Johnson: I was stunned to learn from my studio producer that a musical legend would be joining the band that morning: Alan Civil had played in the Beatles’ albums “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Holy Cow!
Henry Becton’s mother, Jean (Coggan) Becton (91), passed away on Wednesday.
At a December 4, 2007 meeting of WGBH staff, longtime President Henry Becton ceremoniously passed the baton to Jon Abbott, who stepped in to the presidency in October after serving as Executive Vice President and COO. According to Cynthia Broner, their remarks met with a prolonged standing ovation for Henry’s nearly 38 years at WGBH. Henry remains at WGBH part time as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees as well as senior editorial advisor.
WGBH President Henry Becton will be passing the baton in October 2007 to Executive VP/COO Jon Abbott, and stepping into the role of vice chair.
From “The first 24 years: A somewhat random compendium of milestones along the way”
John Lowell Jr., leaves a bequest creating free “public lectures for the benefit of the citizens of Boston.”
From the Boston Globe
WGBH president Henry Becton Jr., who presided over the growth of Boston’s public television station into a national production powerhouse, told the station’s staff yesterday that he will step down from his post in October.
Jonathan C. Abbott, WGBH’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, will take over as president.
I am deeply saddened to have to share the news that David Ives passed away Friday afternoon, following a brief illness. His wife Patsy, his sons Stephen and David, and their families all were with him. He was 84 years old.
At this Wednesday’s Annual Meeting of the full WGBH Board of Trustees, David Ives will step down as vice chair of the Board and chairman of the Executive Committee, taking on the new title of vice chairman emeritus.
248. Mai Cramer with Ron Della Chiesa.
249. Olivia Tappan, Russ Morash and Susie Doroney.
Judy Hurley, another lottery winner.