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Bill Overall

Bill Overall is Director of Education and New Media for Georgia Public Broadcasting. On the education side, his team focuses on creating educational materials that directly serve Georgia's children as well as provide professional development services for Georgia's educators, child care providers, and parents. On the new media side, his team focuses on projects and activities to move GPB forward into non-linear and interactive platforms such as the web and mobile phones. As a Georgia native, he is first-generation product of the GPB's children's television programs. He graduated from the Grady School of Journalism in 1991 with a speciality in newspapers. During his post-graduation unemployment he discovered that programming for the internet was the best chance for being able to eat. He's been working in the industry now for nearly 20 years, and feels like GPB is a natural way to reconnect his nerdiness to his original passion for media.

Recent Blog Posts

Still frame from old GPTV signoff video.
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Georgia On My Mind

Georgia Public Broadcasting, in its original incarnation as WGTV, first went on air on May 23, 1960. It was in September of that year that Ray Charles released his classic recording of the 1930...

August 14, 2013 - 12:17pm
Happy families at Antiques Roadshow taping, even though their treasure wasn't worth much.
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Antiques Roadshow: Atlanta

To say that Antiques Roadshow is popular is a bit of an understatement. Since the debut of the American version on PBS in 1997, the program has consistently been one of the top programs on the...

August 14, 2013 - 7:44am
(Atlanta) Still from 360 panorama view of the Georgia Dome.
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360 Tour of the Georgia Dome

It’s hard to deny that most of us on the Education and New Media team are just a little bit nerdy. I’m pretty sure other GPB teams haven’t mapped the staff to members of Star Trek: The Next...

August 13, 2013 - 11:46am
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Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel newsreel

When Pam Roberts, GPB executive producer, proposed creating a documentary about the life of Margaret Mitchell, there were more than few of us who gulped. The enigmatic Mitchell, and of course Gone...

August 13, 2013 - 11:01am
(Atlanta) Preparing for the shoot.  From left: Rachel Daniels, Derek Haynes, Patrick Edmond, Andrew MacCartney and Carl Zornes.
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GPB Sports App promo

Two years ago, staff members Carl Zornes, Jeremiah Bratton and myself developed GPB’s first app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, GPB Sports: Football. After a blisteringly hot week at Banning Mills...

August 13, 2013 - 8:04am