Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tell Me Thursday - Touring the WGBH Studios

I remember growing up watching PBS programs created by WGBH with that infamous glowing logo. When I moved to this area 16 years ago, I immediately became a member. Since then, I have become a sustaining member, which has added perk of being able to join various clubs and attend events. I joined the WGBH 89.7 radio club and attended various live classical and jazz performances. It was really exciting to see the radio hosts in person (Richard Knisely and Eric Jackson) as well as tour of the studios when it was back on Western Avenue in Boston. Since having kids, we have not been quite so cultural and jet-setting and settled for the Kids and Family club.

A couple years ago, WGBH moved its headquarters into a new state-of-the-art facility in Brighton. Last year, we attended their Science Saturday kid's event and met Nate Bell of Design Squad. During this event, we didn't get to wander through their new studios, so I was really eager to tour them during the Frontline Digital Nation preview. This is how we ended up on the set of Greater Boston for this week's Wordless Wednesday. No, we were not being interviewed for the show, we simply ran up and took the seats because they were there.

Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera for the Digital Nation preview (my Panasonic is still off being repaired and I wasn't as ambitious as CC to bring my DSLR), so I just used my phone. Here's a shot of conference room where they presented the preview:

Digital Nation Preview

Here is Kristen of Manic Mommies interviewing producer Rachel Dretzin with a wonderful sunset in the background:

Kristen interview Rachel Dretzin

Speaking of Manic Mommies, you can hear this interview as well as interviews with other participants, including yours truly Blushing, in this week's podcast.

And speaking of WGBH Kids and Family, they are having a Kids & Family day on June 13 from 1-3pm. You don't need to be a member to RSVP. And then haul yourself to the BlogHer Boston-area get together afterwards!

For more secrets behind Wordless Wednesday, visit Tell Me Thursday. What a great idea!

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