Episode 16 – David Atwood
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.