Episode 16 – David Atwood

Published On January 11, 2015 | By jolicker | Uncategorized

David Atwood got hired at WGBH-TV in 1965, for 80 bucks a week. He worked his way up from hanging lights in the studio to directing thousands of hours of groundbreaking TV over a four decade career. He’s worked with everyone from Julia Childs to Alistair Cooke to Nam June Paik. One of his secret weapons from the 70s: a bag full of coaxial cable jumpers of varying lengths to correct the “color phase” of video art projects that would have otherwise been rejected by the engineers on technical grounds.

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