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  • Leah Weisse on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsBob, Here is the link to Fixit+: http://fixitplus.americanarchive.org/?collection_id=38 Once you select a program, the entire transcript appears. Scroll down and you will see instructions that include a tutorial or a button that says "Get Started". I'd recommend the Tutorial. Fixit+...
  • Earl on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionIt's so great to see a picture of the ZOOM cast! As a young child growing African American in Chicago it was great to see a show with kids of all kinds just being kids. It was wonderful all the...
  • Bob manosky on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsI still haven't found what I need to get started. I guess one needs also to be smart to do this. Bob M.
  • Regina Daley on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsIt’s fun...and addicting! : )
  • Jay Collier on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsYes, and you can do it online. (Actually, you would be watching and correcting automated transcripts, line by line). Follow the links in the story to sign up!
  • Jay Collier on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsYes, the entire process is online. Follow the links in the story to sign up.
  • Bob Manosky on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsSo. are you looking for individuals to transcribe past WGBH programs by viewing the old programs and writing down what is said? I was in the studio with Louis Lyons every day. as cameraman and stage manager and often directing...
  • Susan Peters on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsHi Leah, I was an intern at WGBH for several summers and had the privilege of assisting with Louis Lyons and Say Brother. I would be happy to help out but I am in NYC. Is this something I can...
  • Sari Sapir on Watch and Transcribe Classic WGBH ProgramsHi, Leah This is a great project! Glad to have met you at the reunion. I was a member of the founding crew of Israeli television in 1968, and I knew Zvi Dor-Ner from there. I'd be happy to transcribe...
  • Margaret reeves on Thank You!Hi to Olivia from old college friend!
  • Leah Weisse on Thank You!And thank you to the planning committee for putting together such a nice event! As a follow up, the WGBH Archives would like to put a call out to some very generous "anonymous" donors. We received a Morning Pro Musica...
  • Sharon Pucker Rivo on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHIn the fall of 1963, I was a grad. student in Political Science at U.C. Berkeley. I was not happy in grad. school and was en route to Washington D.C. for an interview at U.S.I.A. where Edward R. Murrow, under...
  • Marita Rivero on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)I’m unable to attend after all. I forgot about a board meeting in Rhode Island. Will miss you all. Next year! Marita
  • John B. Gray on Bliss Bruen – PhotographerSteve, Thank you so much for this. Blessings and Balance, John
  • Bob Nesson on Getting to Know You (Again) – Influential WGBH colleaguesOk I'm jumping in, one day before the reunion! So my first contact with WGBH was around 1967 or so after I won some kind of award at Boston University's film department, which I paid for with money from my...
  • Jay Collier on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)You're on the list, too, Bob. See you tomorrow.
  • Jay Collier on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)You're on the list. See you tomorrow!
  • Peter F Miller on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Hi, in the rush of time over the last few years I'd forgotten that Henry Becton encouraged me to join wgbhalumi.org when I left WGBH in 2014. I ran into David Atwood this afternoon, and he mentioned the reunion tomorrow,...
  • JACK CALDWELL on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Regards to all. The passing of a friend and neighbor necessitates our changing travel plans from Boston to Florida. Will miss seeing you. WGBH reunions are very special. Jack
  • Deedee Morss Decker on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI have been looking forward to this reunion since last winter, but I now must decline getting to Boston from Colorado this weekend. I have unexpected family travel next week which has to come first. I know I have written...
  • Joanne Grady Huskey on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHAnother great memory was after Austin Hoyt became my boss, he tried to get me interested in white water kayaking. Since I had never done that, he decided to teach me how to flip the kayak and get used to...
  • Joanne Grady Huskey on Getting to Know You (Again) – Influential WGBH colleaguesWhen I first went to WGBH to run the auditions for ZOOM, I met Kate Taylor... after auditioning thousands of kids, Kate not only offered me a job, but she offered me a place to live in her lovely home...
  • Joanne Huskey on Getting to Know You (Again) – Influential WGBH colleaguesWhen I first went to WGBH to run the auditions for ZOOM, I met Kate Taylor... after auditioning thousands of kids, Kate not only offered me a job, but she offered me a place to live in her lovely home...
  • Carol Obertubbesing on Getting to Know You (Again) – Influential WGBH colleaguesHi, I am looking forward to the Reunion on Saturday. Re: influential WGBH colleagues, Virginia Bartlett is first in my mind. In 1984 when I was trying to decide whether to accompany my husband on a business trip to Japan,...
  • Jay Collier on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Here’s the final update before the 2018 reunion! • We decided to make one last update to the guest list so that those who registered after October 1 know I’ve added them to the check-in list at the door: https://wgbhalumni.org/reunions/reunion-2018/guestbook....
  • Margo Garrison on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Okay, Stevan, I will! What has it been, at least 35 years? And Mary-Kate, thanks for last minute decision.
  • Deanna Morse on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)I am sorry to miss the reunion. I worked at WGBH from 1972-74, as a freelancer, in the post production department, when we still cut everything on film. On the Steenbeck, and with rewinds. I worked on NOVA, ZOOM, Religious...
  • Angela Lifsey on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)So sorry to miss what promises to be a wonderful event. I'll be out of town. Have a great time everyone and hopefully will see you the next time!
  • Margot Childs Cheel on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Jay Thank you for the personal invite. Sorry not to make it. I went to a reunion (maybe the first?) some 20 yrs ago. Don’t think I was yet Into my WGBH related field - Photography (mainly aerial). Maybe next...
  • Neil Weisbrod on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Monia, It is wonderful to hear from you. It would have been so great to see you as well. I suggest that we not wait another forty years. That would be a bit risky.
  • Monia B Joblin on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Hey Neil! So sorry you're missing this one. It's my first and would have been so great to see you. Maybe another time! Love your story, just like a real life rom-com.
  • Stevan Vigneaux on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Come Margo! Stevan
  • Neil Weisbrod on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)I am very sorry that I will not be at this years reunion. I did make the last one and hope to be at the next. I just wanted to say that my years at WGBH laid the foundation for...
  • Simon Campbell-Jones on Science journalist Paula Apsell honored with Lifetime Achievement EmmyWell done, Paula! NOVA still constantly tops its London progenitor. I feel very smug to have been on Michael’s ‘Team 1’ with Ben, Terry, Boyd et al. Thanks so much for building it into the best Science tv programme in...
  • Jay Collier on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Hi, Margo! To get e-mail updates, you need to sign-up here: http://eepurl.com/h4NQk (also in the right column of the website). However, I've added you to the master list! There will be food ... but you'll have to make your own...
  • Margo Garrison on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Hey Jay, I never received notices from this group that I somehow thought was part of being in it! Forgot to check on the site to make a reservation. Anyway, I am hoping to attend (may chicken out at the...
  • Jay Collier on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Thanks! I’ve included both of you on the next list!
  • Raquel Ortiz on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)Hola, I too too signed up, but don't see my name. I also don't see where to sign up now so --- I request that you please add me to the list.
  • Bob Nesson on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)I thought I’d signed up but alas don’t see my name. Is it too late?
  • Kai Fujita on ReunionsWon’t be able to attend reunion after all. Have fun, best to all!
  • Joanne Grady Huskey on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionHow incredibly fun to see this! I was the Contributions Editor (selected all the segments to do on the air from our thousands of letters from kids). I loved working with the Zoom kids in the studio to do these...
  • Dan on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionDefinitely had a crush on Tracy, but Ann wasn't far behind. The slightly dark studio and the kids in socks were surreal but it all somehow worked. Other children's shows had perfect looking kids and bright lights, the zoomers were...
  • Jay Collier on The Day and the Details (Final Updates)It's October 4: About 2 weeks to the reunion. Please visit this page for details and updates: https://wgbhalumni.org/reunions/reunion-2018/day-details/ • We've updated the guest lists to October 1 and submitted our final numbers for food and beverages. https://wgbhalumni.org/reunions/reunion-2018/guestbook/ • We’ve added...
  • JME on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionThis was my favorite show, growing up in Brooklyn NY. The kids were great/relatable, the songs, videos, activities, etc. I loved it all. (Getting mail back from the show when you wrote was also amazing.)
  • Barbara Levitov on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHHaving graduated in special education for the deaf in 1969 I set out West from New Jersey to teach at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside. A wonderful beginning to my career teaching deaf kids (method of communication...
  • Ralph Schuetz on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHWhat a great read, Chris. Thanks for your wonderful recollections of "the old days". My only regret about my time at WGBH is that "the old days" didn't last longer! I moved so quickly from Scheduling to the studio crew...
  • Bill Charette on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHGreat story Larry and a nice nod to the amazingly talented team that ran the studios back then.
  • Mark Duffield on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHThanks, Susan! I forgot to mention Alice, Jennifer Reagan, Stan and probably others...but you surely had a knack for hiring wonderful people. Sorry, I'll miss at the Reunion. Hope your progress on your book is coming along. Mark
  • Mark Duffield on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHThanks, Andrea! Hope to see you at he reunion!
  • Larry LeCain on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHOne day in Sept '69 Business manager Jack Caldwell told secretary Marguerite Murphy she would have to interview candidates for a vacancy in the mailroom at WGBH. The guy who interviewed ahead of me had just been released from State...
  • Jacquie Calnan on Missing AlumniThe great populist newsman Joe Day reported for WCVB-TV and then WHDH-TV in Boston before moving to Santa Fe NM. He passed away in March 2015. His obituary may be found in the Boston Globe. To add to the sad...
  • Christopher Gilbert on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHIt was 1969. I was discharged from military service in Los Angeles and landed a job as an Assistant Account Executive on the Western Airlines TV Account for Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborne (BBD&O). At the time, it was the...
  • Lois Button on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionHubi, frubends. (Sorry, had to do it). Just wanted to say that this show was so important for me when I was a kid in the seventies. I grew up in a very small, very white, town in New Hampshire....
  • Gina on Joe ShrandDr. Joe You may be right, you were most definitely my first crush as I was only five years old and can remember watching your every move. In fact, I’m 54 now and you came to mind today so I...
  • Gina on Joe ShrandDr. Joe You may be right, you were most definitely my first crush as I was only five years old and can remember watching your every move. In fact, I’m 54 now and you came to mind today so I...
  • Raquel Ortiz on Mercedes Sabio, producerI met and worked with Mercedes on the Realidades series at WNET in NY. In 1978 when I was invited to join the WGBH family to develop and produce their first Hispanic/Latino themed series, I knew she needed to be...
  • Lo Hartnett on Mercedes Sabio, producerI am so sorry to hear this news. We never worked together per se, but had many chats and laughs in the halls of 125 Western, and st NHPTV. wonderful spirit, amazing woman. .
  • Jane Catherine Corbett on Lovell Dyett, 77, radio hostI came across your webpage today. William Dyett Ireland. Could you pass on my condolences please re Heather and John. I found out on the grapevine many years ago. I may have forwarded a condolence card but I did not...
  • Steve Olenick on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI was never an employee of 'GBH, but composed music for a number of shows, including Sports Weekly with Bob Lobel and Upton Bell, Tennis For the Future, The Boston Marathon 1978 show (I think that was the year) Rebop,...
  • Harriet Reisen on Getting to Know You (Again) – Influential WGBH colleaguesFantastic, colorful stuff...thanks.
  • Susan Lewis Solomont on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHThanks Mark-- you are the best! Great memories, great times, shared purpose and passion for our work. Susan
  • Andrea Cross on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHMark! What a nice recap! I still keep learning more about you....
  • Fred Barzyk on Getting to Know You (Again) – Influential WGBH colleaguesI am afraid my irreverence knows no bounds. Hartford Gunn taught me that I could stand up to the status quo, even after he grabbed me by the tie and thrust me against the wall (1962). David Sloss and I...
  • Mark Duffield on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI came to Boston at the age of 34 in 1983 after surviving a violent storm in the Gulf of Mexico where I made a living as a commercial fisherman. The previous 13 years I plied the same trade on...
  • Chuck Schuerhoff on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHLike Jane Arsham, my first job out of college (and my time at WGBH) began in 1967 when I got lost looking for the Mass Pike one day while going home from a job interview in Boston, spotted those blue...
  • Greg Fitzgerald on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHIn 1973, I joined 'GBH radio as a Northeastern co-op student and was so thankful that Judy Stoia took me under her wing and introduced me to public radio. ATC was in its infancy then with just a few dozen...
  • (Cheryl) Susheel Bibbs on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHYes. I came from an operatic career to train and pick the kids for Zoom, and I was at GBH-Radio in that mix ‘74-76-ish, spinning The Spider@s Web when Paula left, producing Performance, the Rose Hill drama, and other shows,...
  • John Beck on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHHartford was indeed the necessary vision guy to align all the other great talents.
  • John Beck on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI do recall those logs! Essential reference for us at the switchboard.
  • Mary Kopp on Bill CavnessHi, My family lived on and listened in the '70s to The Spider's Web (with Livingston Taylor's theme) as well as many other shows mentioned here. I particularly remember a series called (I think?) Ear Play and it's dramas including...
  • Susan (Dowling-Griffiths) on Paul SouzaI remember Paul roller skating in studio A at one or more of our annual parties - a clown with grace. I also remember a beautiful painting by him. - large, mostly gray, a street and telephone wires - bought...
  • Jane Arsham on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI came to Boston in 1967 jobless and confident that it would all be OK. After a few months of knocking on doors, I walked into WGBH and asked Rose Buresh (who, in my opinion, ran the entire operation from...
  • Jane Arsham on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHThose were the days....so nice to read, John-- thanks for sharing!
  • Michael Ambrosino on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI came to Harvard in 1956 to give a short speech about a Ford Foundation funded closed circuit TV experiment I was directing in a Schenectady High School. We transmitted from one classroom to a string of others wired for...
  • Michael Ambrosino on Getting to Know You (Again) – Influential WGBH colleaguesHartord Gunn was the most far-seeking fellow I ever met. My first task at WGBH was to design a TV Station to fit into a long narrow space, an unlikely configuration for real efficiency. He wanted to take my blue...
  • Ron Pogodzinski on A Boy from MilwaukeeYour story brings back fond memories, thanks for the refresh! Grew up on 9th and Lincoln, went to St. Josaphat, climbed the wood stairs to the Hinkey Dinkey, and did all the things we did back in the good old...
  • Chris Pullman on Paul SouzaPaul was indeed a principal advocate for for the shift from Digital Equipment word processors to Apple Macs. The design department was the early adopter and by the late 80’s (by Apple’s own account) WGBH had the highest per capita...
  • Susheel Bibbs on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI vaguely recall hearing long back that he returned home. He was Dominican.
  • Syrl Silberman on Elliott Rivo, doctor to WGBH staffersI wish Sharon and their childeren Lisa, Steven and Rebecca comfort in this difficult time. My heart goes out to you. Syrl
  • Alex Pirie on Elliott Rivo, doctor to WGBH staffersSo sorry to learn of this, he was one of the deep, all the way down, genuinely good people.
  • arnie reisman on Elliott Rivo, doctor to WGBH staffersMy condolences to the Rivo family.
  • Corinne L. Monjeau-Marz on Executive leaves public TV powerhouseDear Friends at WGBH, Please reconsider and return both Mercy Street and Homefires to PBS. Both of these series have lasting value and were produced with such care and accuracy - are substantial. With thanks and kindest regards,
  • Dave A on Bill CavnessThe Phantom Tollbooth. Bill's voices had us rolling on the floor.
  • steve moralez on ZOOM’s 40th Reunionany body know what happened to luiz?
  • Susan Presson on Paul SouzaPaul Souza - the real inventor of Trivial Pursuit!
  • SANDRA PARKER on Sheila and Marilyn Brass launch new seriesI am 68 years old and Food Flirts is the BEST EVER cooking show I have seen. Keep up the good shows.
  • Penelope Lane on Paul SouzaDear Paul Souza, I remember with glee that back in the fun days, you got around 125 Western Avenue on roller skates. Very skilled and very stylish!
  • Karen Cariani on Richard Clark Sterne, 91, host of Just PublishedWe are very sorry about the passing of Richard Clark Sterne. Here at the WGBH Media Library and Archives, we noticed that we have no copies of any of his work. Anyone out there have anything - old tapes, paper...
  • Tom Dunn on Paul SouzaHi Paul... I think I saw some of your animation tonight on a commercial for a bank. Or else it was by Tom Snyder with his wigglevision ?
  • Jay Collier on Henry Morgenthau III, 101, pioneering producerPassager captured Henry Morgenthau III talking about his poetry in 2017. We've added it to our memorial page. Here's a link to the original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT2pf5_rHF0
  • Paul Noble on Henry Morgenthau III, 101, pioneering producerHenry was a dear friend from his arrival at WGBH in 1957 until his final days at Ingleside. His contributions to public television, to support for Harvard Hillel, unfailing commitment to the Armenian community, growth as a poet, and, perhaps...
  • Virginia Kassel on Henry Morgenthau III, 101, pioneering producerTo have worked with Henry Morgenthau was a privilege and is a precious memory. He was generous and instructive and, when appropriate, witty. A living heir to decades of precious history, he drew on the past, examined the present, and...
  • Jay Collier on Henry Morgenthau III, 101, pioneering producerI've updated Henry Morgenthau's memorial page with articles from the Boston Globe and Current, and a reminiscence from WGBH. https://wgbhalumni.org/2018/07/15/henry-morgenthau-iii-101-pioneering-producer/
  • Sally Foskett on Henry Morgenthau III, 101, pioneering producerMemories of Henry Morgenthau emerging from his office at 125 Western Ave. have stayed in my mind. He would look so deeply absorbed, so thoughtful .... and he somehow made one conscious of generations of American and European history. A...
  • Syrl Silberman on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHHi Ralph! Hope to see you at the reunion. Best. Syrl
  • John Beck on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHIn fall ’67 I came “back East” from Wyoming to Harvard, and my freshman roommate Alex Swistel turned out to have a friend who worked nights and weekends at ‘GBH as guard/switchboard operator/PR report maker. This friend must have loved...
  • Alex Pirie on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHA random memory from ancient times - pulling up with our 1948 Greyhound, less than sumptuous, way overweight mobile unit at the nuclear reactor building at the Watertown Arsenal and the flummoxed security people when our international crew - Greg...
  • Ralph Schuetz on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHIn late 1967 I was serving in the Navy on the USS Wasp (CVS-18), homeported in Boston. My hitch was just about up and it was time to look for a job. I was hopeful that two summers I spent...
  • Lynn Scornavacca on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHGordie, Thanks for reminding me of all of the brilliant engineers that I had the pleasure of working along side. I hope that you are well.
  • Ralph Schuetz on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHBill, what a hoot! I had no memory of what you had to go through to land a job in the mail room! I'm not surprised to hear of your first round interview in HR but the story about your...
  • Ralph Schuetz on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHWhat a fun read, Gordon. I'm not sure we actually crossed paths at WGBH or if I'd left before you arrived and didn't make your acquaintance until I was at PBS. Whatever, all your recollections of the folks in the...
  • Charles Kelley on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI'm sure you have no idea who I am. I was a super minor blip at WGBH. But in the spring of 1972 I was graduating from high school and volunteering for the auction. Because the auction warehouse took up...
  • Gordon Mehlman on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHMy path to work at WGBH My introduction to WGBH and some of its people started when I worked at WENH-TV channel 11 at the University of New Hampshire from 1964 to 1968. Twice during the four years that I...
  • Jack Comeau on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHFilm production in its many facets had been my passion since my early teens. In the late 1970s, I'd become a freelancer in Boston. I could light and but really didn't know it yet. I worked as a grip. I...
  • Bill Charette on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI got a call from a friend alerting me to a WGBH-TV Help Wanted ad in the Boston Globe that read, Wanted - Mail Board. It was a typo that was meant to read Wanted - Mail Boy. This was...
  • Russell Connor on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHI was never WGBH staff, just "talent" as writer/host of Museum Open House, 1963-7, but I remember great times and great people, like Fred Barzyk, Mike Ambrosino, Dan Beach, Deedee Morss Decker, Bill Cosel. Deo Volente, I hope to see...
  • Harriet Reisen on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHMy first day on the job at Fred Barzyk, Henry Morgenthau, and Olivia Tappan’s pioneering 1973 portable video magazine show, WHERE TO GET OFF IN BOSTON, I reported way early to the new annex of WGBH, 125 Western Avenue. The...
  • Paul Noble on Getting to Know You (Again) – Remember When You Arrived at WGBHLike the other members of the Scholars '58 crew, I learned about WGBH from a Boston University poster on a bulletin board at my university (Cornell). Vic Washkevich drove me up in his convertible; the only songs on the car...
  • Austin Hoyt on Former Executive Producer Henry Morgenthau Releases New BookThe mention of Tom Bywaters made me jump. The name was so familiar. I Googled him only to learn he died in Dallas in 2016. Turns out we were in the class of 1959 together at Yale. Love to learn...
  • Bill Cosel on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianWhile moonlighting to bolster my WGBH starter’s salary, I guided a weekly TV production workshop at the Victor Best Broadcasting School in Back Bay. It’s there I met the remarkable Kathy Smith. Her determination and focus bonded us immediately. Soon...
  • Harriet Reisen on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianRick and Nancy: don't forget! I brought you two together
  • Henry Morgenthau on Former Executive Producer Henry Morgenthau Releases New BookMy poem, “A Sunday in Purgatory,” was just published in “The Way of Kindness, Readings for a Graceful Life” an anthology by Orbis Books. https://www.amazon.com/Way-Kindness-Readings-Graceful-Life/dp/1626982759
  • Rick HAUSER on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianOh, Kathy. I guess I thought you would live forever. And you will, dear one, in our hearts.
  • Nancy Mason Hauser on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianI knew how extraordinary and loved Kathy was, mainly from my husband, RIck Hauser who did a lot of his best work with her (and who will be writing something as soon as I tell him this sad news.) The...
  • Scott Davis on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianKathy was amazing. She was the best at what she did and the most quiet about it. She will always be remembered.
  • Charles Kelley on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianTwo things I remember most about Kathy. She worked on the editing of the Harvard Leonard Bernstein lectures of 1972, and always referred affectionately to her "Lenny" project. She was amazingly professional and exacting - but with no pretensions and...
  • Marcus Jones on WGBH at the EmmysBill has the month and the year right. I was a news assistant for "The Ten O'clock News" from January to December of 1981. Don't ask me why I debated whether this event occurred before or after I concluded my...
  • Susheel Bibbs on Two Susheel Bibbs’ Documentaries Available to Stations This FallI just wanted to let WGBH Alums know about new laurels for the film I last mentioned to you. Last week my half hour VOICES FOR FREEDOM - The Hyers Sisters' Legacy won a Telly Award (a premiere international media...
  • Susheel Bibbs on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianI so remember Kathy and am proud to have worked with her. My sincere sympathies
  • Basil on WGBH at the EmmysNice story Bill
  • William Charette on WGBH at the EmmysThat was my first job as a freelancer and as Debby said, a great adventure never to be topped in the following thirty plus years of my shooting career. Absolutely amazing experience. Debby actually came to the rescue when we...
  • Anita Murphy on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionWe need a reunion and updates on all zoomers .I used to live for that show. Any zoomers out there in this group?
  • Bennett on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionI had a big crush on Tommy.. the sparkly eyes and cute nose, ha ha. Nina was so cool; I admired her greatly even as a kid. The imagination was delightful, not at all pedantic.
  • Bennett on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionNina was the coolest person to me then.
  • Jay Collier on WGBH at the EmmysI've updated the 1981 Emmy ceremony photo with information received to date. Still a few more names to fill in.
  • Syrl Silberman on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianKathy was more than amazing. Having her work on a show was like a gift. She always knew where you were and knew, often even before you did,where you were going . As I recollect, she saved a lot of...
  • Deborah Dorsey on WGBH at the EmmysI should have been in this picture as I won for Emmy for editing “Sail on Sorlandet.” I knew I wasn’t going to win as the competition was tough - I mean John Baynard was nominated - no way was...
  • Bill Charette on WGBH at the EmmysI have a copy of this photo. One of my favorites. Noted on the back, "Emmy's Dec. 1981" Looks like John Cini from High Output between Greg Harney and Chuck Esty.
  • Wendy on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionUbby Dubby! I wrote to the show and they sent me a postcard how to speak it. I can still speak it today!!
  • John Madden on WGBH at the EmmysI would suggest that the person to the left of Greg MacDonald is Janice Gomes, to the right is Anne Damon.
  • Margo Garrison on WGBH at the EmmysI think the woman in front of Frank Lane might be Susan Brennan. She had amazing hair!
  • Susan Presson on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianI am very sorry to hear of Kathy's death. She was one of the kindest and most supportive people at WGBH. Whether I was working in the Newsroom or at Pops, or even the dreaded auction, Kathy's talent, dedication and...
  • Julie Piens Moore on WGBH at the EmmysI believe the woman sitting next to Bunny Olenick (camera left) is named Ann. Last name starts with an H, I think. Heche?
  • Jill Philipson on WGBH at the EmmysHi Marcus! TOCN had the best interns!!
  • Paul Solman on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianI never got to watch her switch, but Kathy was an ebullient presence on and around the scene dock — for decades. A lovely person. Paul Solman
  • Ralph Schuetz on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianKathy was, indeed, the WGBH switcher of choice for all major productions during my short tenure on the studio crew in the late 60's, and deservedly so. I rarely had the opportunity to work with her because I was often...
  • Dave Svens on Kathy Smith, 70, Studio TechnicianSo sorry to hear this. Kathy was a classmate at Northeast Broadcasting School and came over to WGBH as an intern about the same time I did (late 1965). She found her niche as a switcher and got so good...
  • Dighton Spooner on WGBH at the EmmysIs the Black woman in the second row between Chas and Greg, Janice Gomes?
  • Janet Krause Jones on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsFred, you absolutely made my day with your remembrance of "Tender Places" & the Peabody it won -- thanks in no small part to your directorial finesse. I hope life has treated you well.
  • Steve Olenick on WGBH at the EmmysI played in the band in the balcony for that I think. My recollection was Chet and Natalie being hosts as well? I also think Big Bird was there. Unless there were two broadcast Regional Emmy's. It was on WGBX,...
  • Jay Collier on WGBH at the EmmysThank you, Marcus!
  • Marcus Jones on WGBH at the EmmysThis looks like the year WGBH ran the New England/NATAS Emmy Award show production at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Dalton Street. I believe it was held in January 1982. Actor McLean Stevenson (from MASH) was the host. WGBH rented...
  • Jay Collier on WGBH at the EmmysThank you, Steve. Yes, I remember her! I've updated the list.
  • Steve Olenick on WGBH at the EmmysSecond row on the right laughing is my mother. Bernice Olenick
  • Jay Collier on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHi, Gail. It's so nice to hear from you! The next reunion will be on October 20 in Boston, so I hope you can be there. Here are the details: https://wgbhalumni.org/reunions/reunion-2018/
  • Bob Nesson on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsI'd love to screen a minute or two from old programs we worked on, including some of Fred Barzyk's "Great American Disasters" series [Cocoanut Grove]; the fantastic "Soundings" series [Bunny Olenick]; and even some one-time beauties like Elaine Koury's "Zappening"...
  • Gail Harris on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHi Jay, Gail Harris here, co-anchor of TOCN with Chris Lydon, 1983-1988 and host of many 'GBH-produced national specials for PBS (one of which won a National Emmy). Living in CA for the past 15 years but in Maine now...
  • Fred Barzyk on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsIn reply to: Janet Krause Jones. So good to know where you are. Thanks again for getting me the directing job at WBZ for "Tender Places." It is my only connection to the Peabody awards. It was a good show...
  • Susan Kubany on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsWell, Jay, if I'd only known it was *Just You* I most certainly would have made allowances for your old lady moderation. ....smile... 'GBH was powerful and formative in my life. My stories are remembered. Perhaps I will write some....
  • Monia B Joblin on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHope to see you, too, Julie!
  • Monia B Joblin on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHey Janet -- I live in Marina del Rey, at least part of the time. Caregiving in Sarasota FL for a lot of years, but visit regularly and will settle back on the beach eventually. I plan to go to...
  • Jay Collier on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHi, Susan. The moderation committee is, actually, just me :) As a volunteer, it usually takes me a few days to get to the queue, or longer if I am swamped with other details of daily life. However, take heart....
  • Susan Kubany on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsI am amused. My comment, suggesting that 'GBH make an effort to get Alan Dershowitz to the party is still "awaiting moderation." How terrifying! ....smile... Worse, an earlier comment, recounting my experience during auction week, years ago, when Tip O'Neill...
  • Bryant Rollins on Multimedia: Remembering the James Brown concert that calmed BostonBob Seay has it all wrong. I can go into details in length at another point. For now, this: What kept people off the streets of Roxbury the night of April, 4th was scores of black activist/leaders from local organizations...
  • Janet Krause Jones on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHi! It's the allegedly "lost" Janet Krause Jones ("Zoom" & much, much more) who's now "found" in Manhattan Beach, California which has been my home for 30 dreamy years. I have ridiculously happy memories of WGBH...even though I ultimately left...
  • PEDRO GUITARD on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionHey James, I was a huge Zoomer during the first 3 or 4 seasons. I am also a fan of your work on Zoom. What memories can you share regarding the production of the shows. How much input did the...
  • Larry LeCain on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionLiving on Nantucket. Local theater and some video L.LeCain@ Gmail
  • Susan Kubany on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsI hope you make a concerted effort to seduce Alan Dershowitz (the "liberal" Advocate) into attending the party. His schedule's tight, but....
  • Julie Piens Moore on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHi, Steve, Julie Piens here. I worked with your mother for years and would love to see you at the reunion.
  • James Field on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionJust fine. I spend a lot of time in Europe. Still playing bluegrass. How's by you?
  • Jennifer Troyer on Bill CavnessI remember so vividly our family listening to "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase". What other titles do you remember? I wish I could play them for my kids.
  • Bob Manosky on Multimedia: Remembering the James Brown concert that calmed BostonOn the day of the James Brown concert, I was busy putting together, along with the rest of the TV crew, the equipment that the remote needed to achieve airing the program. When the remote crew had departed, I was...
  • Larry LeCain on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionHey James! How goes it with you?
  • Virginia Kassel on Multimedia: Remembering the James Brown concert that calmed BostonImportant to have this account. WGBH was/is in the forefront. Many thanks.
  • Jay Collier on Multimedia: Remembering the James Brown concert that calmed BostonThanks to everyone who contributed to Bob Seay's story on the James Brown concert. He has another request: "WGBH produced a debate about the Vietnam War in 1968 that, I believe, was shared with some other public TV stations across...
  • Bill Lefeber on David SilverHi David, Saw that you were mentioned in a book about Van Morrison, Astral Weeks and the period Van spent in Boston. I remember your show What's Happening Mr. Silver. In fact some friends and I were interviewed by you...
  • James Field on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionOh, but some did. Tommy, David, and Maura all had great Boston accents, and Nancy had a bit of one. (I directed the first three seasons.)
  • Virginia Kassel on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsWill be great to have two venues to recreate!! Thank you for writing.
  • Alison Bassett on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsVirginia! Alison Bassett here from CBS Cable days - I forget you were at 'GBH - I came here after NYC. Hope to see you at the reunion.
  • Lee Smith on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionMany years ago, while shopping at the Burlington Mall, a woman approached me and said that she remembered me from WGBH. That woman turned out to be Edith from Zoom. As best that I can remember, she was happy and...
  • David Atwood on WGBH-TV Master ControlA temple of technology to us studio production types.
  • Greg McAvoy-Jensen on WGBH-TV Master ControlHas anyone got access to the WGBH station promo clip from about 1997 or 1998 which included a pan of master control? Manny and I were in it. It used to be on the website.
  • bigbasher22 on Channel 2 AuctionYeah, I remember you guys doing the Channel 2 Auction! I was impressed with the final night's action, especially.
  • Myko Houston on ZOOM’s 40th Reunionare there any ore reunions ? would love to keep in view of how you're still doing.
  • Paul Noble on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsAnd with my cataracts gone, I will be sure to recognize you!
  • Steve Olenick on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsAlthough only a vendor and freelancer I'd love to come and will represent my mom Bunny who worked at 'GBH for many years!
  • Cindy Neumann on ZOOM’s 40th ReunionYES! Loved it as well! There was a little blonde girl named Edith in Season 3, I believe....I wonder where she is now......I wish there were more shows like this for kids today!
  • Virginia Kassel on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsPaul -- Well you and I will recognize each other.
  • Hadley Fisk on Reunion 2015 Guestbook (alphabetical)Hello...I hope to be there as well. I was in programming with Michael Rice, Mary Benjamin and Mike Ambrosino... Those were great years. for GBH.....birthing many great programs. Hadley Taylor Fisk
  • Bob Nesson on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsThe sheer volume and enthusiasm of these responses give great incentive to attend and reconnect with the folks who made 'GBH what it is today. I'm so excited to be part of this community. BTW still working after all these...
  • David Silver on Boston’s most radical TV show: What’s Happening Mr. Silver?Hi Bill. My best to you...been a long time...fond memories.
  • Larry LeCain on Greg MacDonald – in memoryGreg was shooting for Antiques Roadshow in College Park Maryland
  • peter frame on Boston’s most radical TV show: What’s Happening Mr. Silver?Hey Bill. Frame here! Loved your shot sheets at BSO and MFA! Hope to catch you at event in October!.....peter
  • Jack Comeau on Reunion 2015 Guestbook (alphabetical)Though I live in LA now, my heart will forever be back there. My novel, Distress Signal is set at my most favorirte place, off season Nantucket.
  • Jack Comeau on Reunion 2015 Guestbook (alphabetical)I hope I can make it!
  • Peter Frame on Reunion 2015 Guestbook (alphabetical)Bill Lenz clued me in to this wonderful gathering. Spent my early days there with Al Potter et al. Did my Masters project there with John Henning. Then brought Jane Curtin there for HBO on "Pretzels" 1974, with Fred Barzyk...
  • Gordon Mehlman on Help us catalog WGBH “firsts” in national public mediaThe PCP 90 that Bill Charette spoke about actually had a storied history in that it was first purchased for use on the Jean Shepard’s America series and was used for shoots from Hawaii to Alaska on that outstanding series....
  • Larry LeCain on Next Reunion: Survey ResultsHope to see you there Syrl!
  • Bob Manosky on Boston’s most radical TV show: What’s Happening Mr. Silver?I was very honored when Fred asked me to be the Art Director of the show. I designed the Logo and the button. I'm still honored to have been a part of TV history.
  • Bryant Rollins on Help us catalog WGBH “firsts” in national public mediaIn 1967 or 1968 WGBH TV became the first in the nation to produce a news and feature program focused on African American communities, issues and news presented by African American reporters. The weekly program was “Say, Brother” and it...
  • Steven Douglass on Greg MacDonald – in memoryFWIW At the time of his death he was out of town shooting for a national program, but cannot say specifically which project he was working on
  • Bill Cosel on Boston’s most radical TV show: What’s Happening Mr. Silver?Olivia and Fred....a happening no matter what. Olivia the sweetest and most playful person I met during my early WGBH years. Mr. Silver shook the firmament with results and courage. Thank god. Fred? Well, he was always Freddie Berzerk to...
  • Margaret Reeves on Boston’s most radical TV show: What’s Happening Mr. Silver?I was friends with Olivia Tappan -- we called her Wink -- in college in the early 1960's. She was very lovely, a free spirit and fine guitarist and singer. Glad to see her name mentioned in some of the...
  • David Silver on Boston’s most radical TV show: What’s Happening Mr. Silver?I am grateful STILL to Hartford Gunn and Mike Rice (neither of whom were exactly revolutionaries) and of course Fred and Dave and Olivia for letting me loose in the best station on Earth. I remain totally honored that I'm...
  • Jay Collier on Help us catalog WGBH “firsts” in national public mediaFrom Jack Caldwell: That PCP 90 was serial no 2 – I believe. It was the camera that went into the Winebago for “Gene Shepard’s America” – produced by Fred Barzyk. The camera was tethered to a 2 INCH tape...
  • Basil Chigas on Basil ChigasAlthough my career at 'GBH was short lived, I will always have great memories of my time there. I have to thank Bruce Bordett who I found in the Boston Phoenix who turned me on to the mailroom job as...
  • Josie Patterson on Ron Della ChiesaHappy Birthday to the BEST and MOST TALENTED Person I've had the good fortune to work with. I wish you many great years ahead of sharing beautiful music with us all.