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Elizabeth Deane

Drug Guru Timothy Leary and a Rare Interview with Steve Jobs (owner)

Originally Published January 2012 Join us every month for a look inside the WGBH vault. Kept at a constant, cool 62 degrees, it houses an amazing six decades of television and radio programs, from experimental video in the 60s and 70s to local news, and video, scripts, and uncut interviews from PBS signature series like NOVA and American Experience. Among its treasures is the first episode of Julia Child's The French Chef. (The recipe? Beef...

An Interview with Author James Baldwin (owner)

Originally Published February 2012 In honor of Black History Month, WGBH's Open Vault looks back at a tumultuous moment in the African American quest for equal rights.

Rear Bumper II: Jean Shepherd at Fenway Park (owner)

Originally Published March 2012 It's Fenway Park's centennial year and WGBH throws out the first pitch this month with Fenway Park at 100 (Tues, 3/27 on WGBH 2). Open Vault has its own, more bittersweet song of praise for Boston's great ballparkā€”from a diehard Chicago White Sox fan.

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Elizabeth Deane is a producer, writer, and filmmaker. She was creator and executive producer of PBS's ten-part musical history Rock & Roll, for which she won the Peabody Award and the ASCAP Award for Excellence in Music Programming. Deane as executive producer for The Kennedys and Nixon, two presidential profiles for the history series "American Experience"; both remain among the most-watched special programs in PBS history. Her recent films include John & Abigail Adams and Reconstruction: The Second Civil War. Her numerous awards include four Peabody Awards, a duPont-Columbia Award, an Emmy, a Writers' Guild Award, a Worldfest Houston Gold Medal, the Japan Prize, the Organization of American Historians' Erik Barnouw Award, and Britain's Broadcasting Press Guild Award.