Two pubcasting deaths include secretary for Carnegie Commission

By Dru Sefton

Two recent deaths of interest to public broadcasters: Hyman Goldin, the executive secretary for the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, which led to the creation of CPB; and Jim Adams, a longtime sports director at WKAR in East Lansing, Mich.

Goldin died Nov. 21 in a rehabilitation center in Beverly, Mass., of complications from a fall several weeks earlier, reports the Boston Globe. He was 99.

“An early advocate for public television,” the Globe obituary said, “Hyman Goldin believed the relentless push for profit in commercial TV compromised the quality of shows that are designed to inform.”

Adams died Dec. 29 at age 82, according to the station. He was WKAR’s sports director from 1961 to 1993. “His career spanned more than 1,500 play-by-play broadcasts,” the station noted. “Adams had a well-earned reputation as a tremendous pre-game researcher.”

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