Rear Bumper II: Jean Shepherd at Fenway Park
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 ballpark—from a diehard Chicago White Sox fan. Originally Published March 2012.
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.