Best of Boston

1977 BEST Fundraiser

David Ives

The president of WGBH will do anything to solicit a buck for Channel 2; luckily for his audience, he’s got a class act. At a Boston Pops fundraising special last spring, Ives took on Gilbert and Sullivan, singing innumerable verses of "I Am the Very Model of a Public TV President" to the tune of "Modern Major General"; it was a high point in the history of panhandling.

       

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