From Michael Ambrosino: Science is a part of our heritage, our present culture, and a major force in determining our future. Its absence from television [in the 1970s], spoke to the ignorance of many of its gatekeepers.... Science, medicine, technology, engineering, architecture all impact our culture by determining how we live our lives!
From the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Mr. Ambrosino's report outlines the plan for the creation of a science programming group for public television.
From Don Hallock: Many extraordinarily-gifted figures and luminaries of the day — in the arts, science, politics and education — found their ways into the halls and studios of the original WGBH-TV/FM studios at 84 Massachusetts Avenue.
This facilities request was found in a 2” videotape box as this program, featuring the renowned architect/inventor Buckminster Fuller, was being dubbed in 2010 to a modern tape format.
Nat: And I was extremely pleased and proud that Joan did such an extraordinary work in producing this series, the likes of which we will never see again. I was Director of the NEH Media Program which provided principle funding for this series
Skip Wareham on camera (Click to enlarge)
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New York Exhibition, December, 1971
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From the program guide
This issue of the Program Guide is part of the continuing effort to celebrate the beginning of a new era for WGBH. On May 1 the new building was formally dedicated to WGBH President Ralph Lowell. On May 23, we had an Open House and this Guide was made ready for distribution that day. In the next two pages, we have prepared a picture essay on the building, so that those who were unable to be present may have a better understanding of the operation of our new facility.
Special thanks to Joe Pugliesi.