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MA Gov Candidates on Emily Rooney Show

Filed under: Politics by Randy Harris at 11:54 pm on July 8, 2010
screen capture - Emily Rooney, WGBH 2010 Mass Decision segment intro

Emily Rooney / WGBH "2010 Mass Decision" segments with the four gubernatorial candidates.

BOSTON, MA - Between June 1st and July 7th Emily Rooney sat and talked with the four candidates running in the 2010 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race.

Rooney who hosts the PBS nightly news program Greater Boston is a seasoned reporter, editor and on-air personality with decades of experience in Massachusetts politics.

Video clips of each segment appear below in the order they aired.

This round of interviews appear somewhat informal -- a "talk show" atmosphere, with not very hard questions -- something that will likely change as the political season heats up heading towards November.

Democratic Governor Duval Patrick lead off the series and was given ...[read more]


FHS in High School Quiz Show Quarterfinals

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 3:35 pm on June 7, 2010
PHOTO: Framingham High School Quiz Show Team (2010)

The FHS High School Quiz Show Team

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham High School team has made it to WGBH's High School Quiz Show quarterfinals which air tonight, Monday June 7, 2010 at 7:30pm on WGBH 2.

Tonight's matchup is Framingham High School vs. Longmeadow High School.

Both teams are vying for a spot in the Eastern MA semifinals and hoping to go on to face the winner of the Western MA division and claim the title of State Champion.

High School Quiz Show is produced by WGBH 2 in conjunction with The University of Massachusetts, and sister-station WGBY and its show called ...[read more]


FHS Dominates High School Quiz Show

Filed under: Schools & Education by Randy Harris at 2:45 pm on May 20, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Monday, May 17, 2010, four students from Framingham High School delivered a painful 425 to 25 defeat to Boston Collegiate on WGBH TV's "High School Quiz Show".

FHS v. Boston Collegiate on WGBH's High School Quiz Show, May 17, 2010

The four FHS students; David Kruger, Indiana Jones, Benjamin Rosen and Steve Lessard had alternates Michelle Cunningham and Jason Harding waiting in the wings, ready if ...[read more]


Antiques Roadshow Premiers 10th Season on Monday Night

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 9:39 pm on January 8, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - PBS’s Antiques Roadshow begins its tenth season on Monday night, January 9 with new host Mark L. Walberg. This show, which revolutionized the way TV viewers felt about antiques, history, and the experts who love them, had its beginnings in Concord, and Bolton, Massachusetts. It has made some local experts household names.

In 1992, a pilot, loosely based upon the original Antiques Roadshow produced in England, was filmed at the Skinner auction gallery in Bolton, Mass. Monty Hall, well-known game show personality, and antiques collector, was the host, and ”The Great American Treasure Hunt” the working title. Over 700 people showed up. The pilot was shopped as a commercial program, but had no takers.

Then WGBH-TV, Channel 2, Boston became interested in the program, a sponsor was found, and five top auction houses, including Skinner, Inc., committed to collaborating on the venture.

On June 1, 1996, Concord again made history as the site of the inaugural filming of the first stop of the roadshow. Hundreds of New Englanders toting family heirlooms and what-its converged on the Concord Armory. Awaiting them inside was the unprecedented gathering of the top experts from the antiques world and a PBS TV crew to record the proceedings. The turnout was small enough that people were encouraged to run home and bring in more items. Not so small that several treasures were uncovered, as well as a lesson from the Keno brothers in how much the value decreases when you refinish an early piece of furniture.

Since that day, many appraisers from Skinner, including ceramic and pottery expert Stuart Slavid, of Framingham, and doll specialist Dorothy McGonagle, of Sudbury, have been a part of the Antiques Roadshow phenomenon. Gary Sohmers, of Framingham’s WexRex pop culture fame, pops up frequently on the show and is featured on some of the web videos on the Antiques Roadshow section of the WGBH website.

Check the Roadshow web pages for a timeline and highlights of the show’s ten year run as well as information about this year’s season and where the show will travel this summer.

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