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Encyclopedia > WGBH
WGBH-TV / WGBX-TV
Image:WGBH web logo.png
Boston, Massachusetts
Branding WGBH Boston
Channels Analog: 2 (WGBH) (VHF)
44 (WGBX) (UHF)
Digital: 19 (WGBH) (UHF)
43 (WGBX) (UHF)
Affiliations PBS
(see article for digital offerings)
Owner WGBH Educational Foundation
Founded 1951 (FM)
May 2, 1955 (TV)
Call letters meaning W
Great Blue Hill — see below
Former affiliations NET (1956-1970)
Website www.wgbh.org
See also: WGBH-FM

WGBH is an established public television and public radio broadcast service located in Boston, Massachusetts. It operates over ten stations -- primarily WGBH 2 and WGBX 44 (television), and WGBH 89.7 FM (radio). WGBH is a member of PBS in regard to its television broadcasts, and both a member of NPR and an affiliate of PRI for its radio broadcasts. The license-holder is the WGBH Educational Foundation. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Derived from public domain images featured at: http://commons. ... The WGBH identity still used today WGBH is Boston, Massachusetts longtime public television and public radio station (PBS and NPR affiliates, respectively). ... The TV version of the WGBH drop-shadow logo WGBH are call-letters for Boston, Massachusetts longtime public television and public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI affiliates, respectively). ... WGBH is an established public television station for Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI). ... Image File history File links WGBH_web_logo. ... Boston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The color NET logo was incorporated into a model building at the beginning and end of Mister Rogers Neighborhood from 1969 to 1970. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... WGBH-FM (89. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Boston redirects here. ... PBS redirects here. ... NPR redirects here. ... PRI logo Public Radio International, or PRI, is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization. ...


WGBH produces many shows for the above organizations, including nearly a third of PBS's national prime-time TV. Programs produced for PBS include NOVA, Frontline, American Experience, The Victory Garden and This Old House. Nova is a popular science television series from the USA produced by WGBH and can be seen on PBS and in more than 100 countries. ... Frontline is an hour-long public affairs television program produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service network in the United States. ... American Experience (sometimes abbreviated AmEx) is a television program airing on the PBS network in the United States. ... The Victory Garden is a television show about gardening and other outdoor activities. ... This Old House is a magazine and television program which is aired on the American public broadcast network PBS that follows remodeling projects of houses over a number of weeks. ...


Recognized for its contributions to non-commercial educational television programming, WGBH is also a leader in services for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, or visually impaired. WGBH invented television closed captioning and the Descriptive Video Service (DVS); they provide these access services to commercial and public TV producers, and to home video, Web sites, and movie theaters nationwide. Closed captioning allows deaf, hard of hearing / hearing_impaired, and other people to read, through captions, a transcript of the audio portion of a video that they cannot hear. ... The Descriptive Video Service (DVS), created by WGBH-TV in Boston [citation needed], is used by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the U.S. to provide video description for the visually impaired, so they can better understand what is happening on the video portion of the program. ...

Contents

History

For more of a history of the Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council see the article on John Lowell, Jr. Lowell Institute, an educational foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., providing for free public lectures, and endowed by the bequest of $237,000 left by John Lowell, Jr. ... John Lowell, Jr. ...


WGBH Educational Foundation received its first broadcasting license (for radio) in 1951 under the auspices of the Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council, a consortium of local universities and cultural institutions, whose collaboration stems from an 1836 bequest by textile manufacturer John Lowell, Jr. calling for free public lectures for the citizens of Boston. Lowell Institute, an educational foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., providing for free public lectures, and endowed by the bequest of $237,000 left by John Lowell, Jr. ... John Lowell, Jr. ...


WGBH Radio Boston signed on at 89.7 MHz FM on October 6, 1951, with a live broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


The original construction permit for Channel 2 in Boston went to Raytheon, an electronics company based in neighboring Waltham, Massachusetts, who would have launched a commercial television station under the call letters WRTB-TV (for Raytheon Television Broadcasting). WRTB never made it on the air, opening the way for the FCC to allocate Channel 2 for noncommercial purposes and for WGBH to receive a license to operate on that channel. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in defense systems and defense and commercial electronics. ... One of the early centers of the Industrial Revolution in northern America, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City...


WGBH-TV Channel 2 went on the air on May 2, 1955, at 5:20 p.m. with studios located at 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. When a fire [1] destroyed the studios in the early morning hours of October 14, 1961, WGBH-TV Channel 2 and WGBH 89.7 FM signed-on from the studios of other broadcasting stations until they were able to build their new studios located at 125 Western Avenue in Allston, and sign on there on August 29, 1963. WGBH moved to a new studio complex on Market Street in Brighton in June, 2007. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Brighton is a section of the City of Boston in the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...


WGBH was New England's first non-commercial television station and a pioneer in what is now known as Public Television. Many programs seen on National Educational Television and later, the Public Broadcasting Service, originated at the facilities of WGBH or were otherwise produced by the station. Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... The color NET logo was incorporated into a model building at the beginning and end of Mister Rogers Neighborhood from 1969 to 1970. ... PBS redirects here. ...


Transmission facilities

"GBH" stands for Great Blue Hill, the location of WGBH's FM transmitter, as well as the original location of WGBH-TV's transmitter. Great Blue Hill in Milton, Massachusetts, has an elevation of 635 feet (193 m) and is the highest point in the Boston area. Today, WGBH-TV's and WGBX-TV's transmitters are located at the CBS digital television facility in Needham, Massachusetts, where channel 44 originally signed on September 25, 1967; channel 2 moved there on June 18, 1966. WGBX-TV's digital service on channel 43 shares the master antenna at the very top of the tower with the commercial stations. Analog channel 44 has a separate antenna lower down that is shared with WGBH-DT on channel 19. Great Blue Hill is a hill of 635 feet (194 m) located within the Blue Hills Reservation in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts, 10 miles southwest of Boston. ... Milton is a suburban Boston town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


WGBH operates a Shaw Broadcast Services satellite uplink facility which provides Boston broadcast television stations to Canadian cable and satellite TV distributors. As a Canadian company, Shaw is not legally entitled to operate an uplink facility in the United States. Hence, it pays WGBH to perform this service on its behalf. This facility is also located at the CBS (WBZ-TV) tower in Needham. Shaw Broadcast Services, previously Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. ... WBZ-TV is the CBS owned-and-operated television station serving the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ...


WGBH also owns three stations in the Cape Cod and Islands area, licensed to Woods Hole (WCAI), Nantucket (WNAN), and Brewster (WZAI). All simulcast National Public Radio programming but are programmed separately from WGBH. A fourth station, WNCK, is owned by Nantucket Public Radio, but simulcasts WGBH-FM programming. Cape Cod and the Islands (more commonly, The Cape and Islands) is a common local name for the area of southeast Massachusetts including Barnstable (Cape Cod), Dukes (Marthas Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands), and Nantucket Counties, and by some definitions including the towns of Plymouth and Wareham. ... Woods Hole is a census-designated place and village within the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, near the island of Marthas Vineyard, and is the site of three famous scientific institutions: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory... WGBH is an established public television station for Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI). ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Nantucket County Settled 1641 Incorporated 1671 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  105. ... Settled: 1656 â€“ Incorporated: 1803 Zip Code(s): 02631 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... NPR redirects here. ... Nantucket Public Radio operates three radio stations in the Cape and Islands area of Massachusetts. ...


All of WGBH's radio signals are available as Internet radio, and WGBH-FM and WGBH-HD2 were added to the iTunes online radio channel lineup in August 2006. Internet radio (aka e-Radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ...


Studios

WGBH's original studios were located at 84 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts (presently Stratton Student Center) on the campus of MIT until the building burned down in a 1961 fire. Three years later, after being based in temporary offices and using the studios of Boston's commercial television stations to produce local programming, the station moved to 125 Western Avenue in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. The ZIP code of the station and its post-office box—PO Box 350, Boston, Mass 02134—was made famous in a recurring jingle on its 1970s and late 1990s children's program, ZOOM. Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... “MIT” redirects here. ... Allston is a diverse neighborhood in the city of Boston, Massachusetts with a population which includes Boston natives, students from neighboring Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard and various ethnic groups such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Brazilian, and Irish. ... Mr. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Look up zoom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


As WGBH's operations in grew, the 125 Western Avenue building proved inadequate; some administrative operations were moved across the street to 114 Western Avenue, with an overhead pedestrian bridge connecting the two buildings. By 2005, WGBH had facilities in more than a dozen buildings in the Allston area. The station's need for more studio space dovetailed with Harvard Business School's desire to expand its adjacent campus; Harvard already owned the land on which the WGBH studios were located. WGBH built a new studio complex, designed by James Polshek & Partners, in nearby Brighton, spanning the block of Market Street from Guest Street to North Beacon Street, with radio studios facing pedestrian traffic on Market Street. The postal address and lobby entrance of the new studio building is 1 Guest Street; it was inaugurated in June, 2007. Television shows and radio programs continue to shoot at the Western Avenue studios; migration to the new facility is expected to reach completion by September 2007. The old Western Avenue studios will be demolished when WGBH has finished moving out. [2] Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... James Polshek (born 1930) is an American architect currently residing in New York. ... Beacon Street is a major thoroughfare in Boston, Massachusetts and several of its western suburbs. ...


Callsign history

WGBH's original transmitter was located on Great Blue Hill in Milton, Massachusetts (thus the choice of WGBH as a callsign) and the FM radio transmitter is still there. As a result, all of WGBH's TV stations have the WGB* form; channel 44 in Boston has WGBX (supposedly for Great Blue Experimental), while channel 57 in Springfield, Massachusetts has WGBY for Great Blue Yonder. There was to be a WGBW in Adams, Massachusetts at one point that would have operated on channel 35; its W was to stand for West. The callsign has since been reassigned to a radio station in Wisconsin. Great Blue Hill is a hill of 635 feet (194 m) located within the Blue Hills Reservation in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts, 10 miles southwest of Boston. ... Milton is a suburban Boston town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ... WGBH is an established public television station for Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI). ... WGBW is an AM radio station in Two Rivers, Wisconsin operating at 1590 KHz. ... Adams is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...


The original Cape Cod and Islands stations are WCAI for CApe and Islands and WNAN for NANtucket; WZAI seems to be derived from the 'CAI callsign. Cape Cod and the Islands (more commonly, The Cape and Islands) is a common local name for the area of southeast Massachusetts including Barnstable (Cape Cod), Dukes (Marthas Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands), and Nantucket Counties, and by some definitions including the towns of Plymouth and Wareham. ...


WNCK is derived from a shortening of NantuCKet as well.


WGBH's callsign is occasionally jokingly expanded as "God Bless Harvard", although the station's connections with the university are at best indirect. (Harvard was one of several Boston-area universities which took part in the Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council, and provided land on Western Avenue in Allston for the station's studios.) Harvard redirects here. ...


Identification and sounder

WGBH's distinctive audio sounder has been aired for more than 30 years, accompanied by different animating graphics. The first such logo appeared in 1972 and can be found on the first episode of ZOOM. The seven-second jingle begins with a bluish green background, with the letters "WGBH" in a yellow Helvetica font zooming away from the viewer. Then, the word "Boston" zooms forward (similar to the V symbol in Viacom's 1976 to 1986 identification), engulfing the whole screen and creating a yellow background, after which the word "Presents" slowly zooms forward in bluish green. This ident is generally believed to be extinct, but it has surfaced on tapes of old WGBH programming (such as the 1970s version of ZOOM, The French Chef, and pre-1978 NOVA episodes) and in video clips. A black-and-white version from 1974 has also surfaced. Look up zoom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the typeface Helvetica. ... Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... Look up zoom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The French Chef was an influential early television cooking show by Julia Child, broadcast by WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts from 1963-1973. ... Nova is a popular science television series from the USA produced by WGBH and can be seen on PBS and in more than 100 countries. ...


The same music is also used in the current ID. The "circle outline" ident, featuring two little lights forming the WGBH logo in orange (once finished, an orange "flash" began behind the outline and changed to reveal "Boston Presents" in its place) began in late 1978 at the beginning of WGBH's national shows and is among the most famous idents such as WNET's "Radar" signature. Sometime in the mid- or late 1980s, this ident, with its jagged electronic tune and dark neon lighting, had been reported to have frightened younger viewers, and in wake of this, was shortened to just the latter half and moved to the end of shows in 1993, when the sound effect was shortened to conform to PBS's desire for shorter station ID's. It is also edited out on some shows with a program's closing credits music playing over the WGBH Boston production card. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The full seven-second music appears in the "neon" station IDs on WGBH itself, along with different animation for the outline logo; one version features the 1993-style version flashing out to reveal the PBS logo, while the other features the outline done at first from the point of view of the tracing line, then zooming out to reveal the 'WGBH' logo.


Channels and digital services

WGBH Radio

  • WGBH 89.7 Boston — "Boston's NPR, Arts and Culture Station", broadcasting a mixed-format of classical, jazz, folk, blues, Celtic music, NPR News programs and PRI's The World. The WGBH Radio programming is also broadcast:
  • WGBH-HD2 — classical music stream on HD Radio and available over the Web
  • Cape and Islands NPR www.cainan.org — broadcasting news, information, light entertainment. Heard on:

This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Folk song redirects here. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Celtic music is a term utilized by artists, record companies, music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Northern Europe. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Nantucket County Settled 1641 Incorporated 1671 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  105. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... WCAI (Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 90. ... WGBH is an established public television station for Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI). ... Woods Hole is a census-designated place and village within the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, near the island of Marthas Vineyard, and is the site of three famous scientific institutions: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory... Settled: 1656 â€“ Incorporated: 1803 Zip Code(s): 02631 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...

WGBH-TV

This is the main television service of WGBH, as it is the television station first licenced by the Foundation.


WGBX-TV

Similar to WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, WGBH operates a secondary station, WGBX-TV. The current tagline for this station is "independent, original, 'GBH 44". It functions as a secondary station to WGBH-TV, and focuses more promenently on program genres not covered by WGBH-TV. Reruns of the previous night's programming either from WGBH-TV or from WGBX-TV itself makes up a part of this station's programming. WQED-TV (channel 13, digital channel 38) is a PBS television station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...

  • WGBX-TV 44/DT 43 Boston (also on Comcast cable channel 16)

Other TV services

WGBH is one of six local Boston TV stations seen in Canada on the Bell ExpressVu satellite provider. Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada Enterprises that provides satellite television service across Canada. ...


At one point, WGBH operated a Hyannis translator on channel 8 that had the W08CH call sign, which later ceased operations. It was deleted by the FCC in 2004.[3] Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis Statue of Iyannough, in downtown Hyannis. ... In broadcasting, a translator is an FM radio station or a TV station which acts as a full-duplex repeater. ... FCC redirects here. ...


WGBH Online

The internet is WGBH's "third platform" - All radio and television programs have web components that are available at wgbh.org. There are also "web-only" productions:

  • WGBH Forum Network — Live and archived webcasts of free public lectures in partnership with Boston's leading cultural and educational organizations - wgbh.org/forum
  • WGBH Podcasts - wgbh.org/podcasts

Major WGBH productions

Television

All About You was an educational televison series that ran on numerous PBS stations during the mid 1970s. ... American Experience (sometimes abbreviated AmEx) is a television program airing on the PBS network in the United States. ... Andres Mother is a teleplay by Terrence McNally. ... Antiques Roadshow is a British human interest television show in which antique appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom and appraise antiques brought in by local residents. ... Antiques Roadshow is a British human interest television show in which antique appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom and appraise antiques brought in by local residents. ... Arthur is the name of an animated series that airs on PBS in the United States. ... Basic Black was an R&B quartet from Atlanta Georgia made up of Darryl (Denzo) Adams (vocals), Walter (Dis Mucho) Scott, Lloyd (Spec) Turner, and Kelvin (K. B.) Bradshaw. ... Between the Lions is a PBS childrens puppet show designed to promote reading. ... Curious George is a 2006 animated television series based on the popular Curious George childrens book series and motion picture, which features Jeff Bennett as the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat. ... Design Squad is a PBS reality television show where teens between the ages 15 and 19 design whimsical machines in order to win a college scholarship. ... Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish, also known simply as Destinos, is an educational television program created by Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. ... You Cant Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) is a Canadian childrens television program, created by Roger Price and produced from 1979 until 1990. ... Evening at Pops is one of the longest running programs on PBS. The program is kind of a public television version of a variety show, hosted by a world-class orchestra, the Boston Pops. ... FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman is a childrens television series on PBS during the PBS Kids GO! block of educational programming. ... French in Action is a language course developed by Professor Pierre Capretz of Yale. ... The French Chef was an influential early television cooking show by Julia Child, broadcast by WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts from 1963-1973. ... Frontline is an hour-long public affairs television program produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service network in the United States. ... The Flying Ship or The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship is a Russian fairy tale. ... Long Ago (and Far Away) is a popular song from the 1944 Technicolor film musical Cover Girl. ... Masterpiece Theatre is a long-running anthology television series produced by WGBH which premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971. ... Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is a long-running television series in the USA, which airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies - most of them British productions from the BBC or various ITV companies - to air on... Nova is a popular science television series from the USA produced by WGBH and can be seen on PBS and in more than 100 countries. ... NOVA ScienceNOW is a newsmagazine version of the venerable PBS science program NOVA. This new series is in its second season. ... Peep and the Big Wide World is an animated cartoon that teaches nature and science to preschoolers. ... Peoples Century is a television documentary series examining the 20th century. ... Postcards from Buster, also called Busters Postcards, is a childrens television series, containing both animation and live-action that airs on PBS, and is a spin-off of the Arthur cartoon series. ... Rebop was a childrens TV show that aired from 1976 to 1979 on PBS stations and produced by WGBH Boston. ... Simply Ming is a television cooking show hosted by chef Ming Tsai, and is presented on American Public Television â€“. The premise of the show consists of Chef Ming presenting a recipe for a master sauce, after which he prepares several other recipes using the master sauce as an ingredient. ... This Old House is a magazine and television program which is aired on the American public broadcast network PBS that follows remodeling projects of houses over a number of weeks. ... The New Yankee Workshop is a woodworking program which airs on PBS. Created in 1989 by Russell Morash, the program is hosted by the affable Norm Abram, a regular fixture on Morashs This Old House. ... Time Warp Trio is an animated television series based on the books written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. ... The Victory Garden is a television show about gardening and other outdoor activities. ... War and Peace in the Nuclear Age is a 1989 PBS television series focusing on the effect of nuclear weapons development on international relations and warfare during the Cold War. ... Eugen J. Weber (April 24, 1925, Bucharest - May 17, 2007, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California) was a prominent historian. ... This article is about the PBS game show with this title. ... WQED (channel 13, digital channel 38) is a PBS television station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Look up zoom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Radio

Says You! is a weekly entertainment program distributed by National Public Radio in the United States. ... The World is a news radio program produced by the BBC World Service of the United Kingdom, and Public Radio International and WGBH of the United States. ... The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to many parts of the world. ...

Online

Podcasting

  • Morning Stories Public radio's first podcast directed and produced by Tony Kahn for WGBH 89.7 and WGBH.org.

Notable people who have appeared regularly in WGBH productions

Julia Child (August 15, 1912–August 13, 2004) was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her many cookbooks and television programs. ... The French Chef was an influential early television cooking show by Julia Child, broadcast by WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts from 1963-1973. ... James Jim Underwood Crockett was the original host of PBSs The Victory Garden, then called Crocketts Victory Garden. ... The Victory Garden is a television show about gardening and other outdoor activities. ... Robert J. Bob Vila (born June 20, 1946) is an American home improvement television show host known for This Old House (1979–1989), Bob Vilas Home Again (1990–2005) and Bob Vila (2005–2007). ... This Old House is a magazine and television program which is aired on the American public broadcast network PBS that follows remodeling projects of houses over a number of weeks. ... Alistair Cooke should not be confused with Alastair Cook, English cricketer. ... Masterpiece Theatre is a long-running anthology television series produced by WGBH which premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971. ... Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose. ... Masterpiece Theatre is a long-running anthology television series produced by WGBH which premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971. ... Will Lyman is the distinctive voice who has narrated the PBS series Frontline since 1982. ... FRONTLINE is a public affairs television program of varying length produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service network in the United States. ... Gene Shalit Gene Shalit (born March 25, 1932 in New York City) is the film and book critic on NBCs The Today Show. ... Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is a long-running television series in the USA, which airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies - most of them British productions from the BBC or various ITV companies - to air on... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is a long-running television series in the USA, which airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies - most of them British productions from the BBC or various ITV companies - to air on... Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. ... Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is a long-running television series in the USA, which airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies - most of them British productions from the BBC or various ITV companies - to air on... Robert Krulwich is a respected radio and television journalist whose specialty is explaining complex topics in depth. ... NOVA ScienceNOW is a newsmagazine version of the venerable PBS science program NOVA. This new series is in its second season. ... Neil deGrasse Tyson (b. ... NOVA ScienceNOW is a newsmagazine version of the venerable PBS science program NOVA. This new series is in its second season. ... Christopher Lydon born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1940 is an American media personality and author whose work in radio includes creating The Connection for WBUR. He is a former journalist with the New York Times, former WGBH Boston evening news anchor and was a candidate for mayor of Boston in... Michael Edmund Kolowich (born August 28, 1952) is a documentary filmmaker and executive producer of DigiNovations, a multimedia production company which he founded in Concord, Massachusetts, in 2001. ... Journalist, author, public radio personality and actor Steve Curwood was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on December 11, 1947, and brought up as a Quaker in Yellow Springs, Ohio where his mother Sarah Thomas Curwood was a sociology professor at Antioch College. ...

Footnote

  1. ^ Fire Ravages WGBH. The Tech. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  2. ^ http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2007/09/16/new_building_reflects_wgbhs_purpose/ New building reflects WGBH's purpose Boston Globe retrieved 09-21-2007
  3. ^ Call Sign History. CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved on 2006-02-19.

Forum Network Front page of The Tech, issue of January 18, 2006 The Tech, first published in 1881, is the oldest and largest campus newspaper at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • WGBH Website
  • WGBH Alumni
  • Cape and Islands NPR (covers WCAI, WNAN, and WZAI)

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WGBH is Boston, Massachusetts' longtime public television and public radio station (PBS and NPR affiliates, respectively).
WGBH received its first broadcasting license in 1951 under the auspices of the Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council, a consortium of local universities which had previously produced programs for broadcast by commercial stations.
WGBH is also a leader in services for the disabled.
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