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August 27, 2013 AT 12:00 am

Red Burns, ‘Godmother of Silicon Alley,’ Dies at 88

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Red Burns, ‘Godmother of Silicon Alley,’ Dies at 88 –

Red Burns, an educator who gained wide recognition for pushing for more creative uses of modern communications, helping to lead the movement for public access to cable television and starting a celebrated New York University program to foster Internet wizards, died on Friday at her Manhattan home. She was 88.

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