From Current: Director Fred Barzyk began his career at Boston’s WGBH, experimenting with television and the emerging form of video. Now, the director is preparing to produce the final short film of his drama trilogy on death.
Performed in French without subtitles, French in Action is supposed to prevent students from translating words in their heads, so that they will learn the language in context.
From Bill Moyers: Public television has faithfully provided an enormous national stage where non-fiction films can be seen by far more people than could ever buy tickets at the handful of movie houses willing to put documentaries up on their theater screens.
From Fred Barzyk: Again another Holiday season is upon us, and Dani Baptista sent this holiday card from the station.
From Fred Barzyk: Hundreds of artists streamed through the studios of the WGBH New Television Workshop in the early '70s. Ros and Harris were two of the earliest.
From Fred Barzyk: I worked with Don Fouser as his director on one of the early docu shows called Dollar Diplomacy. It was a 6-part series on America's Vietnam experience. Don traveled with a 16 mil. Bolex film camera and shot all the material himself.
From Fred Barzyk: The little drama you are about to see was my attempt to take 20 volunteers, some in their 60's and 70's, and mold them into a movie crew. So, here it is. The Journey.
From Fred Barzyk: Bill insisted I try to get into the scholarship program. You studied for your graduate degree at Boston University and worked three days a week at the Educational Television station. Free tuition and you got $600 to live a year in Boston!
From Fred Barzyk: Peter Hoving and I travelled to New York for a shoot. We were shocked to be free and alone in a gallery with some of the worlds most noted modern masterpieces.
From Fred Barzyk: I first heard Jean on the radio in Boston. It was 1961. I was babysitting my young son and, while idly scanning radio stations, I heard this person, this intense personal voice, talking to me.