Opportunity & Equity
At WGBH, our doors are wide open, literally and figuratively, allowing for the free exchange of ideas, experiences and voices. Such vibrant reciprocity is the essence of our mission. We depend on members of our community—across ages, demographic groups and geographies—to enrich our storytelling, services and events.
This annual report documents a year of deepening our commitment to delivering programs that foster opportunity and equity. In addition to delivering the excellence and quality that define our signature programs, we are engaging with new audiences on innovative platforms, redoubling our efforts to meet our diverse audiences where they are.
This year we crossed an important threshold by creating the multimedia program Molly of Denali, the first nationally distributed children's series to feature an Alaska Native lead character. More than 60 Native production advisors were at our side to ensure that the content was inclusive and representative.
We are continually opening our doors in new places. Our news bureau in Worcester and the addition to the WGBH family of New England Public Media in western Massachusetts enable our coverage to reach across the Commonwealth from Springfield to Cape Cod and the Islands.
Other doors are virtual: This year WGBH became the first mission-centered educational media outlet to engage with the Twitch platform—where millions of young people converge every day—bringing alive our interactive science content for the next generation.
We are only going to thrive as a community and a society if we continue to engage and evolve with open minds and hearts. We are on a quest driven by curiosity—yours and ours. Let’s take the journey together.
At a time when many news outlets are struggling, WGBH News is growing. By making news freely accessible to everyone on the exciting array of platforms available, we create opportunities for all to engage as informed citizens in the important issues of the day.
This year, we continued to connect the Commonwealth by expanding our coverage and opening new doors in central and western Massachusetts and welcoming the New England Center for Investigative Reporting to WGBH. FRONTLINE, our flagship journalism series, celebrated its 35th anniversary and earned an Oscar nomination for the documentary feature film For Sama, a Syrian mother’s heartbreaking account of life in bomb-ravaged Aleppo. At the Boston Public Library our studio doubled its live events, reaching out to tell stories from our communities, streaming interviews and offering digital town halls.
Journalism Connecting the Commonwealth
WGBH News is paving the way for a new, collaborative model of local reporting. Our approach to journalism is rooted in our commitment to do more than deliver information—we want to engage, listen and hear the voices of our communities.
As the fastest-growing local news provider in Massachusetts, our multiplatform newsroom draws on the talents of more than 100 journalists. Their work gets noticed—they garnered five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards this year.
This year, we broadened our engagement across the state by opening the doors of a news bureau in Worcester, the second largest city in New England. WGBY, our long-time TV affiliate in Springfield, joined together with New England Public Radio to form a robust new multiplatform public media organization called New England Public Media.
Our colleagues from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) also joined the WGBH family, ensuring that we will continue to lead the way in hard-hitting, in-depth regional investigations. Our radio station WCAI extended its coverage of the changing climates of southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape, Coast and Islands with the addition of a Report for America journalist.
Listening and Discovering
In one of our news team’s exclusive segments, they uncovered the hidden story of the Reverse Freedom Rides (watch above), which had almost disappeared from the country’s collective memory.
In addition to our 24/7 news programming, we bring communities together in dialogue. The daily news discussion on Boston Public Radio, hosted by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, regularly invites Massachusetts public officials, legislators and community leaders into our studios and provides audiences with the opportunity to ask questions and hold them to account.
For the first time, our Year in Pictures news photography round-up was created to be accessible for people who are visually impaired. WGBH News collaborated with NCAM (WGBH’s National Center for Accessible Media) and our digital team to create a shared experience of looking at—and listening to—2019’s most captivating images. Each photo is accompanied by both a caption and an audio description.
As we head into the 2020 elections, we can’t think of a more important time to be creating a news model that truly connects the Commonwealth. As media in the public interest strengthens our communities, it fortifies our democracy.
We are all unified by the single pursuit of clear-eyed, fair and tough journalism—journalism in the public interest, sustained and supported by the public.
FRONTLINE’s Award-Winning Reporting
FRONTLINE, our flagship investigative documentary series, is a leader in opening up worlds, covering topics of global importance. This year, FRONTLINE celebrated its 35th anniversary and produced more than 20 new documentaries. It earned a prestigious duPont-Columbia Gold Baton, which had not been awarded in 10 years, for innovative documentary and multimedia accomplishment, and its 21st Peabody Award.
FRONTLINE not only delivers compelling stories, it delivers real-world impact:
- Academy Award nominee For Sama moved audiences around the world with its gripping portrayal of a Syrian family trying to hold on as bombs ravaged Aleppo. The film was cited in testimony before the United Nations Security Council about attacks on medical facilities and personnel and was screened at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. For Sama has won 25 major film awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Feature category.
- FRONTLINE’s investigation into the hidden toll of the Flint water crisis found that some 70 deaths may have gone uncounted. After the film aired, a Michigan state lawmaker called for the state attorney general to take quick action to hold officials accountable.
- Working with The Wall Street Journal, FRONTLINE exposed the decades-long failure to stop a government pediatrician who sexually abused Native American boys at numerous reservations despite warnings. The day after our joint investigation was published, Health and Human Services called for a review of the Indian Health Service (IHS), the government agency that employed the doctor for decades.
Region’s Highest Journalism Honor
The 2019 Yankee Quill, New England’s highest journalistic honor, was bestowed upon Callie Crossley, host of the weekly live Basic Black, the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. On her radio show Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, she features the important but often overlooked community voices each week for discussions on under-reported issues affecting Bostonians. Crossley also appears regularly as a panelist on WGBH’s Beat the Press, providing commentary on local and national media issues
Engaging with the Community
Our studio at the Boston Public Library (BPL) has become a thriving hub where we engage with community members and citizens and discover the stories that matter to them—all in a setting that inspires curiosity. Anyone can walk through the doors and engage with innovative ideas from leaders, policymakers and neighbors, and understand how our own stories connect to each other. In 2019, we doubled our BPL programming, adding children’s events, digital town halls with presidential candidates and a new digital program #LunchHourLive with newsmakers of the day, streamed live on Facebook to broaden our engagement well beyond the studio.
Now in its third year, our Hear at the Library digital and radio segments allow library patrons to voice their opinions on current issues in the news cycle. This year they were able to weigh in on such topics as the state of the union, MBTA woes and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Events are planned throughout the year.
Children’s Media and Education
The mission of public media always has been to open up new worlds to learners of every age with quality programming and resources that are based on educational research and best practices. But many students face systemic barriers to high-quality educational opportunities, resulting in significant academic achievement gaps.
All year round, we work with students, families and educators to develop quality educational television programs, digital media and community programs to reach diverse learners at home, in the community and in classrooms across the country. We furthered our commitment to representation with this year’s debut of Molly of Denali, the first-ever nationally distributed children’s show to feature an Alaska Native as the lead. High School Quiz Show, our televised state and regional academic competition, celebrated its tenth season. We also focused on reaching tweens, an often-overlooked audience, with a new podcast, The Creeping Hour. The eight-episode series topped the Apple podcast chart for kids and families, with more than 200,000 downloads.
Children’s Media and Education Reflecting our Communities
Education is at the core of WGBH’s mission. We are committed to enriching children’s lives with powerful, positive media choices that inspire and entertain as they teach critical thinking skills, media literacy and civic engagement.
Public media also makes a difference by fostering inclusion. This year’s debut of Molly of Denali—augmented with a podcast, an app, books, interactive games, learning activities and videos—was met with broad enthusiasm as the first-ever nationally distributed children’s show to feature an Alaska Native as the main character. We worked in collaboration with more than 70 Alaska Native advisors and producers to ensure that the world we created for Molly was authentic and true to her culture.
WGBH’s children’s program Arthur continues to lead the way by tackling important health, social and emotional topics, from anxiety to dyslexia to wheelchair usage. Lauded for its groundbreaking and sensitive plotlines, Arthur this year included a same-sex wedding in its story line. Television’s longest-running children’s animated series, Arthur (at 23 seasons this year) was awarded The Television Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming.
Ready to Learn with Underserved Families
For decades, WGBH has been a pioneer in making science and literacy education available to underserved families, who are often recent arrivals to the U.S. With two decades of continuing support from the federal Department of Education’s Ready to Learn program, and responding to an urgent need among newcomer communities, we have worked to prepare adults for work and children for school. We start with inclusion: listening to teachers, families and students to learn about them and their communities and we adapt programs to respond to their needs.
In collaboration with educators in Boston Public Schools (BPS) and community centers, WGBH offered numerous free literacy, STEM, coding and hands-on learning programs that pave the way for future school and career opportunities. All programs and digital learning games were designed with an eye to accommodating the needs of diverse learners, including children with disabilities and English Learners.
PBS LearningMedia resources, produced and curated by WGBH, PBS and PBS member stations, reach a national audience of more than 1 million educators each month during the school year and more than 20 million students across all 50 states. They provide educational opportunities for all with thousands of free classroom-ready resources for Pre K-12 teachers and students across the nation. As the leading developer of content on PBSLearningMedia, WGBH produced standards-aligned videos, interactives and lesson plans, all enhanced with materials aimed at reaching diverse learners. For example, we collaborated with the International Museum of World War II and others to develop a digital media series on WWII that brings to light perspectives often left out of mainstream historical narratives. To allow for broader learning, we developed Spanish translations for many of the resources in our NASA-funded Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project.
We are committed to engaging students, educators and families in the development of our resources and programs. That way, we know we’re meeting real needs and ensuring that what we produce is as useful, interactive and effective as possible.
Leveling the Playing Field
In our ongoing collaboration with Boston Public Schools, we engaged with the district’s Excellence for All program, which expands access to curriculum for marginalized students in grades 3-6. We were proud to open our doors for student presentations at an end-of-year showcase in June.
WGBH held 26 in-person and virtual educator trainings or presentations in collaboration with various partners and touching on a broad range of WGBH-produced resources. In total, our Massachusetts educator events reached more than 3,300 teachers. In addition, many Massachusetts teachers also attended our national webinars and presentations.
Reaching Tweens and Teens
This year WGBH worked with our partner PRX to expand our podcast library to reach an often overlooked audience—tweens and teens aged 8-20. The most recent eight-episode The Creeping Hour, for 8- to 12-year-olds and their families, debuted for Halloween and topped the Apple podcast chart for kids, with more than 200,000 downloads.
High School Quiz Show Casts Broader Net
High School Quiz Show, WGBH’s academic competition, celebrated its first decade with a stellar season, experiencing more than 100 % increase in engagement with audiences across all forms of media. Season 11, now underway, launched with expanded guidelines that enabled us to cast an even broader net for participating schools. We did that with a streamlined qualifying event, a new wildcard slot and specific outreach to schools that had not previously participated.
Science has critical relevance in all of our lives. As a national leader in exciting and engaging audiences on the impact of science, WGBH creates programs and educational initiatives that bring the stories of science to life and fuel the aspirations of future scientists.
This year, NOVA, our most-watched award-winning multiplatform science series, looked to the skies and offered a mesmerizing five-part film The Planets. To reach the next generation of public media fans, we launched the Emerging Platforms Initiative to pilot a strategic blend of digital projects. With the initiative’s Escape Lab, WGBH became the first public media organization to produce original content for the gaming platform Twitch—which has 55 million monthly active users.
Science Science Comes Alive at WGBH
To many audiences, science can seem inaccessible, yet the natural world and technology offer some of our most compelling stories. That’s why we’ve made science storytelling a focus at WGBH. We’re using new platforms to open audiences to science literacy in groundbreaking ways. Science affects us directly, from climate change to water quality to the solar system and beyond. With knowledge on our side, we all gain the power to help shape our world and our future.
As one of the world’s premier science communication brands, NOVA is uniquely positioned to engage with the next generation of science communicators. Its popularity continues to grow; for almost every program, viewership goes up over the course of the hour.
NOVA Labs has attracted more than 6 million users since launching its multiplatform digital resources eight years ago. Visitors can take a deep dive into evolution, the sun, polar science and more—giving them a virtual window into the lives of scientists. To better reflect the diversity of our society, we created NOVA Science Studio, a pilot program that empowers local students with the skills to tell engaging stories about science through text journalism and short-form video. The pilot, which focused on engaging young women and students of color, culminated in a celebration in June hosted at WGBH Studios where participants showcased their finished projects.
Engaging and inspiring people with the wonders of scientific discovery has never been more essential; now, more than ever, our fate depends on a culture of inquiry and innovation.
Untold Stories of Space
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the epic Apollo 11 moon landing and man’s first steps on its surface, American Experience’s Chasing the Moon uncovered many people and stories that might otherwise have been lost to history. Ed Dwight, the country’s first black astronaut, and Poppy Northcutt, the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control, shared their experiences as we learned about the history and cultural shifts of the 1960s. NOVA’s five-part series The Planets, opened our imagination to the wonders of our solar system.
Reaching the Next Generation of Public Media Fans
This year, WGBH played a key role in developing a partnership between YouTube TV and public television that enables public television stations across the nation to stream live on the platform, reaching new audiences and engaging with them wherever they are. This is the first local livestreaming partnership for PBS.
With the new Emerging Platforms Initiative, we deepened our commitment to experimenting with new forms of storytelling on new platforms to reach the next generation of public media audiences. WGBH is the first mission-centered, educational media to give the platform a try. One of our first pilots, Escape Lab, was a one-night, interactive escape room competition aimed at generating enthusiasm around space, science, and public media among the gaming platform Twitch’s 55 million monthly active users. Host Justin Shaifer, who has dedicated his career to deepening STEM education among underrepresented students from low-resource schools, enlivened the event with his signature Gen Z-friendly demeanor.
Over the past year, WGBH worked with partners such as the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Girls Inc. to promote engineering, invention and environmental sustainability among young people in Massachusetts using Design Squad Global Inventing Green. WGBH worked with more than 200 middle school students on a variety of environmental challenges. We also launched Design Squad Global Latinx, a digital and community learning initiative empowering middle school Latinx youth to employ their knowledge to solve community problems through engineering.
History, Arts and Culture
Through history, music, art, drama and cooking, WGBH programs help us step into new worlds, allowing us to explore more deeply cultures across the globe. WGBH always has innovated in the arts, starting with our 1955 television-radio simulcast of a live Boston Symphony Orchestra performance—then a nascent technology.
This year, American Experience uncovered hidden stories of the Apollo missions, including a behind-the-scenes look at man’s first steps on the moon. MASTERPIECE treated viewers to a riveting Les Miserables, as ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marked its 500th episode. Our classical radio station 99.5 WCRB celebrated 10 years with WGBH. To take viewers back in time, our archives team premiered a new YouTube series The Rewind, and we broadened our Celtic Sojourn performances to reach individuals with sensory-input challenges.
History, Arts and Culture Raising the Curtain
Through history, music, art, drama and cooking, WGBH programs help us step into new worlds, allowing us to explore more deeply cultures across the globe—past and present. American Experience, for 30 years television’s most-watched history series, continued to produce a wealth of digital programming and interactive media and cultivate its extensive and enthusiastic social media networks. The interactive Road to Apollo invited viewers into an immersive journey through Apollo missions 1, 8 and 11, providing a new way for users to explore the history of these groundbreaking missions. Visitors also could take a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, which captured the excitement and times surrounding man’s first steps on the moon. Chasing the Moon was previewed in major cities with nearly 400 member stations and community organizations. Those early showings drew in 35,000 guests and were followed by television and online viewing opportunities enjoyed by millions.
Sharing the WGBH Archive
This year, we shared our Media Library and Archive’s treasure trove of rich, unique and historical content with the launch of The Rewind, a weekly YouTube series that takes viewers back in time to significant moments—and also connects them to current events. The Rewind stepped into the past, offering a look back at The Voices of the Voiceless (performance by Mercedes Sosa), Preserving Yup’ik and Cup’ik Cultures, Susan B. Anthony and more.
Shedding Light on Politics, Culture
All Rev’d Up, a podcast that explores where faith intersects politics and culture, launched to critical acclaim. Co-hosted by the sometimes at-odds Rev. Irene Monroe and Rev. Emmett Price III, the show tackles tough, often under-discussed issues—from forgiveness to reparations to politics in the pulpit. The two have long been audience favorites on Boston Public Radio.
Drawing New Listeners to Classical Music
As the region’s most respected source of classical radio, WCRB this year celebrated ten years as part of the WGBH family. WCRB has grown its audience, notably among younger listeners, with its 24/7 broadcast, performances of our beloved Boston Symphony Orchestra, concerts at Tanglewood and more—made accessible to all online. WCRB also invites listeners into WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio, where our lead sound engineer Antonio Oliart Ros recorded and produced two Grammy Award-winning classical recordings.
WGBH’s Studio Six opens up the world of global cuisine, this year receiving multiple Taste Award nominations, celebrating the best in food, fashion and lifestyle programs. Additionally, Weekends with Yankee is being inducted into the Taste Hall of Fame.
Exploring our Shared Treasures
As Boston’s only television arts and culture reporter, Jared Bowen pulls back the curtain to showcase the riches of Greater Boston’s arts and culture scene. This year, he interviewed such acclaimed artists as Ai Weiwei, musician David Byrne, actor Michael Douglas, opera singer Renée Fleming, author Dan Brown and country music icon Dolly Parton.
This is an extraordinary time to be inviting people into the arts. Artists are responding to the world in raw and provocative ways—providing us a layered and deeply personal perspective into life around us.
Making the Arts Accessible
This holiday season, for the first time, a special performance of WGBH’s long-running A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan was curated especially for individuals with sensory-input challenges. The program, which will continue to be enhanced year to year as we learn more about the audience experience, was created to help people feel welcomed, comfortable and included.
A Stage for Diverse Voices
WORLD Channel’s Stories from the Stage launched its third season, with its invitation into the intimate facets of multicultural storytellers’ lives. This year, ten stories were also featured as part of an exhibition on immigrant experiences at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. The full array of WORLD’s original content introduces us to emerging and master documentary filmmakers who offer a diversity of voices, telling stories not heard elsewhere.
Thought-Provoking Dramas on MASTERPIECE
This year, MASTERPIECE continued its nearly 50-year tradition of bold dramas that enliven history, presenting Season 3 of Victoria, the independently minded monarch, a new rendition of Les Miserables about one man’s quest for redemption and justice and Press, which examines the ever-changing news industry.
For all WGBH programs, extending impact and connection through social media is a priority, making it easier for people to find us and allowing a broader audience to gain access to and enjoy the arts. Providing viewing links allows audiences to step into programs from wherever they are. With this increased engagement, the MASTERPIECE audience online has increased by as much as 40%.
The new WGBH Drama Club has invited its lively online community to join Drama after Dark, which streams live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, right after MASTERPIECE airs. WGBH hosts serve up carefully researched tidbits, irreverent banter and quirky observations, often inviting in local commentators to discuss episodes, reactions and more.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS’s most-watched ongoing program, marked its 500th episode and received its 17th Emmy nomination. Celebrations included the broadcast of Extraordinary Finds, which took viewers back to some of the program’s most stunning discoveries, including a $1 million Navajo blanket and a $3 million Swiss-made pocket watch. This one-of-a-kind special featured all-new interviews, appraisal updates and more.
Public media is at an exciting, unprecedented juncture as we keep pace with changing technologies and invent programming for our ever-evolving audiences. As we reach out to an increasingly diverse America and interconnected world, our mission has never been more important. Public media truly is for everyone, and we are dedicated to delivering on that promise.
As our finances demonstrate, we are strong and stable in our role as the nation’s premier public media organization and the largest creator of educational and cultural content for PBS. From this position of strength, we are embracing new platforms.View financials
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- Jennifer Huer
- Régine Jean-Charles
- Leah Kelly
- Caleb Nelson
- Bharathi Patimalla-Dipali
- Catherine Philip
- Desmond Pope
- Dustin Rennells
- Amy Schectman
- Clifford White
- Emily Yu
- Amy AbramsPresident, Abrams Foundation
- Mark ColodnyManaging Director, Warburg Pincus
- Laura DeBonisFormer Director of Online Sales and Operations, Google
- Lisa KanebCo-Director, Cambridge Youth Lacrosse
- Sabina MenschelPresident & Chief Operating Officer, Nardello and Company
- Paul SaganManaging Director, General Catalyst Partners
- Emily TowPresident, Tow Foundation
- Norman R. AugustineRetired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Henry Becton, Jr.Vice Chair, WGBH Educational Foundation
- Joshua Boger, Ph.D.Retired Founder and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
- Dr. Michael S. BrownNobel Laureate and Paul J. Thomas Professor of Molecular Genetics and Director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics, UT Southwestern
- Francisco D’SouzaPresident and CEO, Cognizant Technology Solutions
- Ira EhrenpreisChair, World Energy Innovation Forum
- Jonathan GoldsteinSenior Advisor, TA Associates
- William R. Hearst, IIIChairman, Hearst Corporation
- David H. Koch*Director Emeritus, Koch Industries
- Dr. Howard L. MorganPartner, First Round Capital
- Paul A. Offit, MDDivision of Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Anna RasmussenPrincipal Trustee, Neil and Anna Rasmussen Foundation
- Neil RasmussenCo-Founder and Former CTO, American Power Conversion Corp.
- Michael C. RuettgersRetired Chairman, EMC Board of Directors
- Roger SantCo-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation
- Camilla SmithPresident and Trustee, LSB Leakey Foundation
- Marshall TurnerFormer Chairman and CEO, Dupont Photomasks, Inc.
- *Deceased (August 23, 2019)