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Jazz isn't dead

Regarding your report on the end of jazz programming at WGBH ("Gone, gone, gone," Arts and Entertainment, July 13), jazz isn't dead.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 10, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 10, 2012
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Jazz death at ’GBH

"I don't know if we made a difference, but we had a hell of time," said Ken Field at the "WGBH Jazz Funeral" last week. True dat, Ken.
Gone, gone, gone
By JON GARELICK  |  July 13, 2012
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Open for change

Last Saturday's first flash of dry weather in a week didn't stop dozens of Boston activists from holing up in a Chinatown loft, and plotting to protect citizens from Clear Channel, FCC oppressors, and other threats to an open, fair, and honest media.
Don't quote me
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 27, 2011
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Eric Jackson and Jazz Week

When he headed for BU from his home town of Camden, New Jersey, in 1968, Eric Jackson thought his ultimate destination was medical school and a career in psychiatry. But as a jazz fan from an early age — and the son of a fairly renowned jazz DJ — he foun
Good waves
By JON GARELICK  |  April 29, 2011

Boston Media Smackdown: WBUR vs. WGBH, Boston Globe vs. Everyone


At last weekend's NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM, the Free Press folks asked me to bring together a cross-section of our fair city's movers and...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 16, 2011
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PBS looks at the darker side of changing the world

Sometimes you want to give PBS a big grateful kiss just for staying the course while most of TV, losing ground to the interweb age, hovers between cultural hemorrhage and commercial death.
Digging up dirt
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  January 14, 2011


Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival

Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival


The 34th Montreal World Film Festival (August 26-September 6), proved most heartening for those of us anxious about the state of global cinema. I saw...
By Gerald Peary  |  September 06, 2010

My impending departure


A little more than a week ago, I told the Phoenix that I was leaving to take an associate producer job at WGBH’s Greater Boston,...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 26, 2010

Radio Boston goes daily; 'BUR-'GBH heats up


Radio Boston, WBUR's weekly local-news show, is about to become a five-day-a-week affair. As Universal Hub's Adam Gaffin notes, a posting for an executive producer...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 17, 2010
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Orwell and Shakespeare in a Minute

"I thought we were going to be talking about windmills," Jenny Sawyer mutters as she looks into the camera, sandwiched between two pigs.
Second-Hand Books Dept.
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  January 29, 2010
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Miss perfect

I know what you're thinking: " Another Emma ? Didn't we just have a bushel of Jane Austen adaptations for TV?" Well, WGBH did give us four new Austens, but that was all the way back in 2008, a Jane-ite eternity.
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010


PODCAST: William Bulger, Chris Lydon, WGBH, WCRB, and the Future of Classical Music on the Radio


In 2009, we got used to seeing angry mobs descend on public forums with vengeance in their hearts. So for anyone who'd been to a...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 14, 2010

PODCAST: America's Test Kitchen's 2010 season preview [MP3]


America's Test Kitchen blooper reel Chris Kimball knows all. Or, at least, he knows way too much about the strange and deviant culinary flailings going...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 09, 2010
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Through a glass darkly

Predicting a Super Bowl winner doesn't make you a genius: after all, given a pool of 32 teams, one of them is bound to capture the trophy. But predicting the future for an industry that's been buffeted by new technologies and economic vicissitudes, and
Forecasting the media year to come
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 08, 2010

Tonight in Copley Square: WGBH and its discontents


In a piece that'll be out later this week, I cite the coming public-radio battle between WBUR-FM and WGBH-FM as one of the big media...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 05, 2010
WGBH's hard sell

WGBH's hard sell


  As a media columnist and occasional classical-music listener, I'm intrigued by WGBH's newly announced purchase of WCRB--apparently for the not-insubstantial sum of $14 million. I...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 21, 2009


Tough times at WGBH


Judging from an email that WGBH president/CEO Jon Abbott sent to staff yesterday, things at Boston's public-broadcasting powerhouse aren't quite as bad as they are...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 24, 2009

Congrats to Boston's Murrow Award winners


Both NECN and WGBH make the list. NECN won in the investigative-reporting category, large market,&nb...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 29, 2009

Today's Globe question: what makes an impasse?


Beat the Press blogger Ralph Ranalli notes an interesting contradiction regarding the ongoing Times ...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 17, 2009
“Putting Creativity to Work: Engaging Peoople with Disabilities in the Cultural Life of Massachusetts”

“Putting Creativity to Work: Engaging Peoople with Disabilities in the Cultural Life of Massachusetts”


The great New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, blind since birth, caps off a day-long conference, “Putting Creativity to Work: Engaging Peoople with Disabilities in the...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 20, 2009

DQM does BTP


Friday night plans? Not too late to change 'em! I'll be on the weekly "Beat the Press" segment of Gr...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 01, 2009


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Review: MI-5

When in 2002 BBC1 launched Spooks , from independent producer Kudos Film and Television, it must have been something of a courageous act.
Breaking new ground with old tools
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  March 31, 2009
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Hard times

When last year the BBC interrupted its broadcast of Little Dorrit — which hinges on the downfall of a Bernie Madoff–like figure — for a tawdry true-crime documentary, thousands of viewers complained: don't leave us hanging!
Life and debt in Dickens's Little Dorrit
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  March 24, 2009
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Ran Blake | Driftwoods

You probably don't think about an acoustic jazz pianist's use of the sustain pedal except when you're listening to Ran Blake.
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By JON GARELICK  |  March 10, 2009
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Dancing ballet or not

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Celebrity Series program at the Cutler Majestic last weekend could have been a primer of the ways not to dance ballet.

By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 10, 2009

DQM takes to the airwaves


 Tonight at 7 on WGBH Channel 2, I'll be chatting with Emily Rooney, Joe Sciacca, Kara Miller,...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 05, 2008


The Press, beaten


Big Friday-night plans? If not--or perhaps as a pre-party!--consider watching Greater Boston's Beat the Press, at 7 pm on Channel 2.  Emily Rooney, Dan Kennedy,...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 17, 2008