WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster, producing such celebrated national PBS series as Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George and more than a dozen other award-winning prime-time, lifestyle and children’s series.
Boston’s last remaining independent TV station, WGBH produces local TV productions (among them, Greater Boston, Basic Black and María Hinojosa: One-on-One) that focus on the region’s diverse community, while WGBH 89.7 is Boston’s NPR Arts & Culture Station, offering a rich menu of classical, jazz, blues, news programming and more.
WGBH is the leading producer of online content for pbs.org—one of the most-visited dot-org sites on the Internet—a major producer for public radio and a pioneer in developing educational multimedia and new technologies that make media accessible for people with disabilities.
For its efforts, WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors, including Oscars, Emmys, Peabodys and DuPont-Columbia Journalism Awards.
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About Brigid Sullivan
Brigid Sullivan led the creation and development of Justice for WGBH Boston, PBS’s single largest producer of prime-time and children’s programs for television and the Web.
As WGBH’s Vice President for Children’s, Educational, and Interactive Programming, Sullivan has brought three decades of innovative educational media to millions of Americans. The programs she has launched have earned Emmys, Peabodys, Prix Jeunesse, and Television Critics’ Awards—indeed, every major honor for children’s television, educational programming, and new media.
Sullivan has guided the development of such children’s series as Arthur, Curious George, Between the Lions, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, and Zoom; such landmark telecourses as French in Action and Destinos; the groundbreaking documentary Misunderstood Minds, addressing children’s learning differences; and Poetry Everywhere with Garrison Keillor, bringing poetry to a wider audience online and on TV.
Sullivan is extending WGBH’s impact in the nation’s classrooms through Teachers’ Domain, an online multimedia library tied to state and national curricula, and through online professional training for K-12 teachers. She led WGBH into the production of IMAX films and dramatically expanded WGBH’s commitment to ensuring that the 36 million Americans with hearing or vision impairments have access to popular media on public and commercial TV, on the Internet, and in movie theaters.
With an MBA from Harvard University, Brigid Sullivan is particularly pleased to make Professor Sandel’s legendary course available to public television’s large, loyal, and discerning viewership.