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!

The Party XIX


Marita Rivero, Bob Carey, Judy Stoia and Greg Fitzgerald.


Sue DeMarco, Laurie Toth Everett and Debbie Dorsey.


Fred Barzyk and Nora Sinclair …


… doing “The Lottery.”



Fred Barzyk with Verne Coleman.


Christie Moore Millet, Michael Ambrosino, and Nancy England.


Ron Della Chiesa and Emily Lovering.


Ron Della Chiesa, Emily Lovering, Graham Walker, Emily Graham and Marcia Mather.


Fred Barzyk, Liz Deane, Sally Cook, Peter Cook and Candy Cutler.

All photos this page: Jeffrey Dunn, except 262: Don Hallock

The Party XVIII

248. Mai Cramer with Ron Della Chiesa.

249. Olivia Tappan, Russ Morash and Susie Doroney.

250. Gordy Mehlman and John McKnight.

251. Linda Morgenroth, Wendy Davidson and Moon Nimon.

252. Dave Coveney and Paula Apsell.

253. Ron Blau and Jean Wardle.

254. Susan Presson and Ashton Peery.

255. Henry Becton and Susan Presson

256. Bill Charrette, Paul Souza and Henry Becton.

257. John Kerr, Jim Donahue, Ron Della Chiesa, Mike Goldberg and Judy Osborne.

All photos this page: Jeffrey Dunn

The Party X


Don Hallock talks about the Reunion Website.


Don with the ‘fire relic’ Image Orthicon camera tube (circa 1960) donated by Phil Collyer.


Russ Fortier.


Ron Della Chiesa, Marilyn Greenstein and Deb Gibbs.


Ted Conant with two unidentified friends.


On the right, Jack Summerfield.


Jack Foley, Tom Sumida, Doug Scott, Sharon Kramer, Gene Mackles and Paul Souza.


Mike Ambrosino….


…toasts the crowd…


…and reminds us of what has made, and continues to make, WGBH such a special place — “…ideas always had merit here.”

All Photos: Jeff Dunn, except 166: Brooks Leffler, 167, 173, 174: Don Hallock

The Party II

82. Jo Madden with John Carver.

83. David Atwood and Francis Gladstone.

84. Basil Chigas, Bruce Bordett and Howard Lowe.

85. Dave Elinoff, Eliat Goldman, and Roger Macie.

86. Fred Barzyk, Aida Moreno and Ron Milton.

87. Raquel Ortiz with Lo Hartnett.

88. Ron Della Chiesa and Arnie Reisman.

89. Bob Wilson and Rick Hauser, with a little bit of Nancy Mason Hauser.

90. Gordy Mehlman, Tom Pugh, Bob Wilson and Karl Lorencic.

91. Marilyn Greenstein with Henry Becton

All photos this page: Jeffrey Dunn

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