Friends, colleagues, and family gathered to celebrate the pioneering career of Michael Ambrosino, creator of Nova, Odyssey, and producer of many WGBH programs.
Madeline Cohen: While I’ve known for a while about my grandparents’ many achievements, it wasn’t until this summer when I interviewed them for this blog that I realized just how extraordinary their stories are.
Eric Jackson: "Steve was this warm presence who invited you in when he was on the air with the sound of his voice and the music he played.”
“Wake up, wake up! Channel two is on fire and has just burnt to the ground.”
Louis Lyons used to do a 15-minute newscast every night. Louis was a salty old New Englander who said whatever was on his mind.
As a 23 year old on-camera TV neophyte, watching Julia’s completely honest and wonderfully natural television presentations, actually helped me in my own slightly panicky weekly approach to hosting a television show.
WGBH-FM was already attracting listeners who cared about the quality of sound. Why just radio? Why not television?
Fred Barzyk: It is still amazing to me how many people of a certain age remember watching this TV movie. I mean it was 1979 when it aired!
There has always been something magical about the 'GBH cachet, growing I believe from the station's spoken, unspoken, and lived, philosophy, and from those who have striven to express it.
Videos stories and images from the WGBH Auction, starting with the First WGBH Auction in 1966, with Julia Child, Bud Collins, and more.