WNET Up Next: Live From Lincoln Center – Producer Douglas Chang

December 17, 2019

Live From Lincoln Center is the iconic public media series that premiered on PBS in 1976.  Producer Douglas Chang visits WNET Up Next  and shares stories about its history and his role with the program.

Douglas Chang’s relationship with public media began  with  WNET’s  City Arts Series, followed by stints at P.O.V. and KCET in Los Angeles, and since 2012 at Live From Lincoln Center.  Several of his favorite episodes include the New York Philharmonic’s staged concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s  Carousel  and a special evening devoted to the films of Tim Burton which featured  musical scores by Danny Elfman.  He also describes the adventures of recording the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on locations in Greece and the challenges of both live and filmed performances.

Upcoming on Live From Lincoln Center is a New Year’s Eve concert with the New York Philharmonic devoted to the music of composer Stephen Sondheim.  The concert, to be aired on PBS at 8:00PM EST on December 31st, will be hosted by Bernadette Peters and feature Tony award-winning actress Katrina Lenk and orchestral suites of Sondheim’s scores from Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George, among other selections.  The evening will be directed by Lonny Price with the orchestra conducted by Alexander Gemignani.



Recorded at WNET’s Audio D – November 21, 2019

Audio Engineers – Josh Broome, Jon Berman & Evan Joseph

Editor – Samantha Lobo

Host/Producer – Tom Stewart

Executive Producer – Daena McBride

WNET Up Next is a presentation of the Design and On Air Promotion Department of WNET/New York