To a generation of television watchers, he was also a familiar face as the host of “Masterpiece Theater” on PBS from 1993 to 2004, having succeeded Alistair Cooke.
From Steve Gilford: I introduced Bliss to WGBH and she immediately shared my enthusiasm for the station, the staff and the programming.
For nearly 30 years, she was part of the PBS family through her production, programming, and leadership roles at the WGBH, WOUB, WTVI, and NHPTV stations.
As a director of photography for over 35 years, Brian shot dozens of documentaries and narrative films for “NOVA,” “American Experience,” “Frontline,” and independent documentaries on subjects close to his heart.
From Fred Barzyk: Sharon Rivo was a long time producer at WGBH and her husband, Elliott, served as a doctor to many of the members of the staff.
Former Studio Tech Kathy Smith died November 5, 2016.
Joe Pugliesi: It is with deep regret that I report the passing yesterday of retired longtime WGBH engineer Rich Harrison.
From Fred Barzyk: I invited Frank and his wife to one of my "Learn to Act for TV" courses. Since I had convinced the management to let me do dramas, I needed to find volunteer actors. Frank and his wife were some of the first to join.
Some sad news for the WGBH community: Former ’GBHer Kathryn Farrelly died suddenly of heart failure on Sat, 11/12, and WGBH Series Producer Carl Charlson, died peacefully on Thurs, 11/16 after a battle with ALS.
Barbara was a member of the small group that gathered in the latter half of 1973 in the less than inviting environment of 475 Western Avenue to start production of the new (as yet unnamed) Nova science series.