WGBHWGBH is Boston, Massachusetts' longtime public television and public radio station (PBS and NPR affiliates, respectively). WGBH also produces many shows for both networks, including nearly a third of PBS's prime-time TV. They began in 1951.
WGBH is also a leader in services for the disabled. They invented television closed captioning and audio description, created the Rear Window Captioning system for movies and the Descriptive Video Service (DVS).
- WGBH-TV 2 (DT 19) Boston
- WGBX-TV 44 (DT 43) Boston
- WGBY-TV 57 Springfield
- WGBH 89.7 Boston
- WCAI 90.1 Woods Hole
- WNAN 91.1 Nantucket
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