With great sadness I’m writing to let you know that John Siceloff passed away last Friday after battling a fast-growing cancer. John, who taught for us at the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH and at the special Workshop we did for Puerto Rico’s public television, was a wonderful, caring soul who’d worked for more than 20 years as an award-winning broadcast news producer, for ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS, where he launched Now with Bill Moyers. After years of journalism in the US, Africa, and Central America, he focused at the end of his life on Catch the Next (CTN), a nonprofit he founded to foster college success and graduation for at-risk students – something we all felt was a true reflection of his generous nature and his unerring focus on what was most important. The foundation is a lasting memorial to John, and where you might like to offer any contributions in his memory. http://catchthenext.org/donate/.