Anne Slack, 94, TV teaching pioneer of ‘Parlons Français’

From The Boston Globe

Anne Slack, 94, TV teaching pioneer of ‘Parlons Français’

By Stephanie M. Peters

A beautiful young woman with a large bouffant and perfectly manicured red nails, Anne Slack introduced French to more than 2 million elementary school children in the late 1950s and early 1960s by encouraging them to “écouter’’ and “répéter.’’ Read more...

A stranger in a strange land

This entry is part 6 of 24 in the series The Fred Barzyk Collection

From Fred Barzyk: Bill insisted I try to get into the scholarship program. You studied for your graduate degree at Boston University and worked three days a week at the Educational Television station. Free tuition and you got $600 to live a year in Boston!

Remembering the original WGBH

From Art Singer: Fifty one years ago this past September, on several late afternoons a week, I would take the twenty minute walk from BU across the Charles to the station’s studios on the MIT campus for a night’s work.

Anne Slack – in memory

From The Boston Globe 3/30/2010

Anne Slack, 94, TV teaching pioneer of ‘Parlons Français’

A beautiful young woman with a large bouffant and perfectly manicured red nails, Anne Slack introduced French to more than 2 million elementary school children in the late 1950s and early 1960s by encouraging them to “écouter’’ and “répéter.’’

On the other side of television sets in third- and fourth-grade classrooms throughout central New York and greater Boston, students would do as Madame Slack instructed, listening and repeating the vocabulary and verbs she enunciated in an exact Parisian accent. Read more...

WGBH-TV Broadcast Schedules (1955-69)

From Peter Wiggins

Tuesday May 10, 1955

  • 5:30 p.m. – Adventures in Art
  • 6:00 – Images
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 7:15 – U.N at Work
  • 7:30 – Trilogy
  • 8:00 – Your Child
  • 9:30 – Sign-Off

Friday November 4, 1955

  • 5:30 p.m. – Come and See
  • 6:00 – Discovery
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:15 – Weather Forecasting
  • 7:30 – People
  • 8:00 – Bach to Mozart
  • 8:45 – Creative Writing
  • 9:30 – Sign-Off

Monday January 30, 1956

  • 5:30 p.m. – Come and See
  • 6:00 – Beginners French Course
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:15 – Trans Atlantic Views
  • 7:30 – Art and Artists
  • 8:00 – Performances
  • 9:30 – Sign-Off

Tuesday May 22, 1956

  • 5:30 p.m. – The Friendly Giant
  • 6:00 – Adventures in Art
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:15 – British Weeklies
  • 7:30 – Heritage of the Land
  • 8:00 – Music of Australia
  • 9:00 – Notes in Music
  • 9:30 – Sign-Off

Wednesday November 7, 1956

  • 5:15 p.m. – Let’s Have a Story
  • 5:30 – The Friendly Giant
  • 6:00 – American Art Today
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:00 – Bulletin Board
  • 7:15 – British Weeklies
  • 7:30 – French Course
  • 8:00 – Science Reporter
  • 9:00 – Notes in Music
  • 9:30 – Shakespeare on TV- Romeo and Juliet – Part I
  • 10:00 – Sign-Off

Thursday January 31, 1957

  • 5:15 p.m. – Friendly Giant
  • 5:30 – Come and See
  • 6:00 – French Course
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:00 – America Looks Abroad
  • 7:15 – British Weeklies
  • 7:30 – Spanish Course
  • 8:00 – Human Rights
  • 8:30 – Frontiers of Health
  • 9:00 – Performances
  • 10:00 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 10:15 – Sign-off

Monday December 2, 1957

  • 5:30 p.m. – Friendly Giant
  • 6:00 – Geophysical
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:50 – Backgrounds
  • 7:05 – Sports, Weather
  • 7:15 – College and You
  • 7:45 – Let’s Learn To Type
  • 8:00 – Human Rights
  • 8:30 – Frontiers of Health
  • 9:00 – Challenge of Communism
  • 9:30 – Basic Mathematics
  • 10:00 – U.N. In Review
  • 10:15 – Mikulos Schwalo
  • 10:45 – News with Louis Lyons
  • 11:05 – Sign-Off

Tuesday February 4, 1958

  • 5:30 p.m. – Friendly Giant
  • 6:00 – Geophysical
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:50 – Backgrounds
  • 7:05 – Sports, Weather
  • 7:15 – College and You
  • 7:45 – Let’s Learn To Type
  • 8:00 – Human Rights
  • 8:30 – Frontiers of Health
  • 9:00 – Challenge of Communism
  • 9:30 – Basic Mathematics
  • 10:00 – U.N. In Review
  • 10:15 – Mikulos Schwalo
  • 10:45 – News – (with Louis Lyons)
  • 11:05 – Sign-Off

Wednesday May 7, 1958

  • 5:30 p.m. – Friendly Giant
  • 6:00 – Geophysical
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:50 – Backgrounds
  • 7:05 – Sports, Weather
  • 7:15 – College and You
  • 7:45 – Let’s Learn To Type
  • 8:00 – Science Reporter
  • 9:00 – Notes in Music
  • 9:30 – Basic Mathematics
  • 10:00 – U.N. In Review
  • 10:15 – Mikulos Schwalo
  • 10:45 – News (with Louis Lyons)
  • 11:05 – Sign-Off

Thursday November 6, 1958

  • 5:30 p.m. – Friendly Giant
  • 6:00 – French Course
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:50 – Backgrounds
  • 7:05 – Sports, Weather
  • 7:15 – College and You
  • 7:45 – Spanish Course
  • 8:00 – Human Rights
  • 8:30 – Frontiers Of Health
  • 9:00 – Performances
  • 10:45 – News (with Louis Lyons)
  • 11:05 – Sign-Off

Friday February 13, 1959

  • 5:30 p.m. – Friendly Giant
  • 6:00 – French Course
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:50 – Backgrounds
  • 7:05 – Sports, Weather
  • 7:15 – College and You
  • 7:45 – Spanish Course
  • 8:00 – Human Rights
  • 8:30 – Basic Mathematics
  • 9:00 – Performances
  • 10:00 – U.N. In Action
  • 10:30 – Backgrounds
  • 10:45 – News (with Louis Lyons)
  • 11:00 – Sign-Off

Friday May 1, 1959

  • 9:30 a.m. – Sign-on/21-inch Classroom
  • 4:45 p.m. – Number of Things
  • 5:00 – Ruth Ann’s Camp
  • 6:00 – Nuclear Physics
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:00 – Weather for You
  • 7:15 – Jazz with Father O’Connor
  • 7:45 – Groundwork in Graphics
  • 8:00 – Max Lerner
  • 8:30 – Ralph Burche
  • 9:00 – Last Continent
  • 9:30 – Masters of American Fiction
  • 10:00 – Exceptional Child
  • 10:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 10:45 – Sign-off

Monday November 16, 1959

  • 9:15 a.m. – Sign-on/21-inch Classroom
  • 3:30 p.m. – Parlons Francais
  • 4:00 – Art and Artists
  • 4:30 – History (with Herb Hake)
  • 5:00 – Ruth Ann’s Camp
  • 6:00 – Magic Doorways
  • 6:15 – Capitol Hill Report
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:00 – Heritage
  • 7:30 – Young Worlds
  • 8:00 – European Imperalism
  • 8:30 – Invitation to Art
  • 9:00 – Max Loring’s Seminar
  • 9:30 – I’ve Been Reading
  • 10:00 – News
  • 10:15 – Sign-off

Tuesday February 23, 1960

  • 9:15 a.m. – Sign-on/21-inch Classroom
  • 5:00 p.m. – Clipper Ship
  • 6:00 – What’s New
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Theater Review
  • 7:00 – Accent on Music
  • 7:30 – French Through TV
  • 8:00 – Creative Sculpture
  • 8:30 – Ordeal by Fire
  • 9:00 – Sonata Recital
  • 9:30 – Yesterday’s Worlds
  • 10:00 – News
  • 10:15 – Sign-off

Wednesday May 4, 1960

  • 9:15 a.m. – Sign-on/21-inch Classroom
  • 6:00 p.m. – Danny Dee
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:00 – The Right To Sit
  • 7:30 – Camera Series
  • 8:00 – Reading Out Loud
  • 8:30 – Sounding Board
  • 9:00 – Science Reporter
  • 9:30 – Hats in the Ring
  • 10:00 – News
  • 10:15 – Sign-off

Thursday November 3, 1960

  • 9:15 a.m. – Sign-on/Parlons Francois
  • 10:15 – 21-inch Classrom
  • 11:00 – Parlons Français
  • 11:45 – 21-inch Classroom
  • 5:15 p.m. – Sing Hi, Sing Lo
  • 5:30 – Make Believe Classroom
  • 6:00 – Americans at Work
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – New England News (with Robert Bar)
  • 7:00 – Ask The Candidate
  • 7:30 – David Copperfield
  • 8:00 – Lab 30
  • 8:30 – Ragtime Era
  • 9:00 – Open End
  • 10:30 – News
  • 10:45 – Sign-off

Friday February 3, 1961

  • 9:15 a.m. – Sign-on/Parlons Francois
  • 5:30 p.m. – Danny Dee
  • 6:00 – From Haydn to Hi-Fi
  • 6:30 – News (with Louis M. Lyons)
  • 6:45 – Backgrounds
  • 7:00 – Away of Thinking
  • 7:30 – Jazz with Father O’Connor
  • 8:00 – Red Myth
  • 8:30 – Max Lerner
  • 9:00 – Metropolis (with Governor John Volpe)
  • 9:30 – Image Series
  • 10:00 – 150 Anniversary Convocation of Mass-General Hospital
  • 10:30 – News
  • 10:45 – Backgrounds
  • 11:00 – Sign-off

Monday December 1, 1969

WGBH-TV 2

  • 10:00 a.m. – Sign-on/Sesame Street
  • 11:00 – Educational Progr ming
  • 12:00 p.m. – Mister Rogers Neighborhood
  • 12:30 – What’s New?
  • 1:00 – Educational Progr ming
  • 3:00 – Chronological Behavior
  • 3:30 – Maggie and the Beautiful Machine
  • 6:30 – University of the Air
  • 7:00 – Louis Lyons – News
  • 7:30 – The Reporters
  • 8:00 – On Being Black
  • 9:00 – N.E.T Journal
  • 10:00 – Newsfront
  • 10:30 – All The Presidents Men
  • 11:00 – Forsythe Saga
  • 11:30 – Sign-Off

WGBX-TV 44

  • 4:00 – Sesame Street
  • 5:00 – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
  • 5:30 – What’s New
  • 6:00 – Maggie and the Beautiful Machine

Guestbook

This page represents the entire WGBH Reunion 2000 Guestbook as it appeared through the period up to, and including, the actual reunion date.

Total: 158 guests Read more...