Getting to Know Our Station Advisory Council: Marsha Bemko

Our second interview-ee in our series of Getting to Know our Station Advisory Council is  Marsha Bemko.  As Executive Producer for Antiques Roadshow, Marsha acts as the voice of the PBS producer community on our council.

1. What is your role at your organization?  
MBemko_crop.jpgExecutive Producer, Antiques Roadshow

2. How did you get involved with Public Media?
I became fully and soulfully committed back in the early 80s when WORLD aired "Death of a Princess."  I was proud to work at a station that was brave enough to tell a story in spite of bomb threats.

3. How will the interactive landscape change over the next few years?
Even more robust, slick and useful.

4. If the Internet didn't exist, what job would you have?
I'm a television producer....I'd like to think the past, present and future will always have a need for well-produced television.  The Internet gives us the chance to explore the edges and share all that we have found with an even wider, more diverse audience.

5. What is your favorite gadget and why?
I love my iPhone.  Frankly, I love it a little too much.

6. What is your favorite online resource that helps you do your job?
Seriously, I use Antiques Roadshow's website most.  It's even easier to navigate than our production database.

7. If you could have dinner with any three people from history, who would they be and why?
Barack Obama, Mae West and Moses.  Should be an interesting dinner conversation.

8. If this was a new webmaster's first day on the job at your organization, what is one piece of advice you would give?
Hang on, it should be an interesting ride.  And if you want to stay in the saddle, work hard, think smart and speak up.  No "yes-men" wanted.

Thank you, Marsha, for taking the time to answer SP&S's Getting to Know You questions. 
If you have any further questions for Marsha please feel free to post them here.

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