The WGBH Educational Foundation is a public media organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. It operates the WGBH public television and radio stations, as well as a variety of other media and educational resources. WGBH is one of the largest producers of PBS content in the United States and also produces local and regional programs, such as "Greater Boston" and "Basic Black".
The WGBH Educational Foundation was founded in 1951 as a non-profit organization, and its mission is to create and provide high-quality educational and cultural content that informs, inspires, and entertains. The foundation produces a wide variety of content for television and radio, including news, drama, science, and children's programming, as well as digital media and educational resources for schools and educators.
WGBH is also known for its strong focus on media accessibility and its efforts to make its content available to all viewers, including those with visual, auditory, and cognitive disabilities. The organization has been at the forefront of efforts to make media accessible through closed captioning, audio description, and other techniques.
It also creates digital resources and educational media for use in classrooms and by other educators, such as its American Experience, NOVA and other PBS content. It also have a strong distance learning and educational technology program, creating an array of teacher professional development and student resources for pre-k-12 and college students