took the helm of the PBS series MASTERPIECE THEATRE and MYSTERY! in 1985, and
later oversaw a highly successful relaunch of MASTERPIECE, which attracted a
new generation of viewers.
She has brought American audiences Hilary Mantel’s
“Wolf Hall”, the recent hits “Victoria”, “Sherlock”, “Poldark” and “Downton
Abbey” — the most-watched drama in PBS history.
Under her leadership,
MASTERPIECE has won 62 Primetime Emmy Awards®, 16 Peabody Awards, six Golden
Globes®, and two Academy Award® nominations. In 2011, Eaton was named one of
TIME's 100 most influential people.
Moderator: Executive arts editor Jared Bowen is the Emmy award-winning host of the weekly television series, “Open Studio with Jared Bowen”, which takes viewers inside the creative
process, offering a blend of profiles, performances, and contemporary
exhibitions by artists in Greater Boston, New England, and across the country.
He is a contributor to WGBH-TV’s nightly news magazine program, Greater Boston
and appears regularly on 89.7 WGBH, where he covers the latest happenings in
the region’s theater, art, music, dance and film on WGBH’s Morning Edition and
Boston Public Radio.