Science Experiments Gone Wrong (1957)

From Peter Hollander

It must have been in 1957 that we did a science series hosted by Mary Lela Grimes.

It was in the wonderful days of live TV and Mary Leila had gotten the world’s leading expert on the behavior of bats to appear on her show. He was either from Harvard or MIT but from the moment he walked in the studio with his cages of live bats his wild-eyed demeanor should have alerted us. Read more...

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Discovering Discovery (1956)

From Don Hallock

This 1956 film about the making of Mary Lela Grimes (Sherburne’s) kinescoped NET series on science for children was resurrected for the reunion. It is a show within a film, showcasing the 84 Massachusetts Avenue facility and many of our best remembered WGBH friends.

A teleprompter mounted on the front of Frank Vento’s camera bears the film’s opening titles. Read more...

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