Pat Perini, pubTV producer

Patricia “Pat” Perini, a public television producer, director, writer and production executive for more than three decades, died Feb. 21 after a long battle with leukemia. She was 68. Continue reading

Roger Ebert, film critic and pubTV icon, dead at 70

Roger Ebert, the legendary film critic who got his television start on Chicago PBS station WTTW, died April 4 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70. “Everyone at WTTW is deeply saddened by the loss of Roger Ebert, whose courageous battle with cancer in recent years was an inspiration to us all,” WTTW President Dan Schmidt said in a statement. Continue reading

Emily Squires, Emmy winner for Sesame Street

Emily Squires, who worked on the first regularly scheduled public television series as well as Sesame Street and Between the Lions, died Nov. 21 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She was 71. Squires won six Daytime Emmys for directing more than two dozen episodes of Sesame Street. Continue reading