Jena joined WGBH Enterprises in 2005 as Rights Coordinator. Her commitment and dedication were recognized over the years, most recently with a promotion to Rights and Licensing Manager.
Colgrass was the focus of the first program in the 1970s WGBH “Soundings” series. Soundings was produced by Bunny Olenick and directed by Fred Barzyk.
“This Old House,” which began chronicling home renovations in 1979, was one of the first such shows to air on national television and arguably helped create the D.I.Y. nation we all live in.
She wrote cookbooks and was a magazine food columnist. She taught cooking classes and for a time ran a Vermont inn. She had been a WGBH producer and an official with the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Tom joined WGBH in 1974 and he soon became a writer-announcer, an association that lasted more than 15 years.
Fred Barzyk recalls an embarrassing moment from this first year of being a director at WGBH, in 1960.
Elizabeth Spear Graham: Janet was a pioneer of the ZOOM GUEST series where the focus was on a child who possessed a particular ability and talent.
Fred Barzyk: How shall I remember him? I guess with a smile on my face as his witty comments on art and artists swirled around me… followed by his gentle smile and soft laugh.
From Jon Abbott: It is with deep sadness that I share the news that our valued and respected friend and co-worker Anne Adams died after a long illness.
Beloved artist, museum educator, writer, TV host died March 24.