From the Boston Globe – 7/6/2012
From the Boston Globe: Public radio and television stations are weighing the opportunities and risks of accepting political advertising following a federal court ruling that found an existing ban on such ads violates the First Amendment.
Rebecca Eaton: “Downton Abbey is the closest thing to water-cooler television as public television gets."
David Fanning: “Frontline’’ producers hear impassioned responses all the time... Having a group attack the PBS website over a news program was unusual but “probably not unexpected,’’ he said.
From the Boston Globe: Drafted at the last minute by student organizers, Dr. Lettvin left his frogs and, with no preparation time, faced a lotus-positioned [Timothy] Leary sitting on stage.
Henry Becton, former President of Boston public broadcaster WGBH, has been made an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
From the Boston Globe: Eric Jackson is celebrating 30 years hosting his jazz program, “Eric in the Evening."
Time: Rebecca Eaton has been the executive producer of Masterpiece for 25 of its 40 years. She has a passion for great drama, for great stories, beautifully told, that showcase extraordinary actors.
From the Boston Globe: Thousands of listeners are leaving WBUR and tuning into WGBH-FM 89.7, which last year replaced music programs with news and talk shows very much like WBUR’s.
Friends and former colleagues of Beth Deare gathered at WGBH over the weekend to celebrate the life of the award-winning producer who died in a fire at her home in Newton in February.