Recently Launched ‘Broadcasting in the Public Interest’ Collection Honors Longtime Media Advocate Newton Minow

Visit the Broadcasting in the Public Interest: The Newton Minow Collection here. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) honors Newton Minow, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the new Broadcasting in the Public Interest: The Newton Minow Collection. Minow played an instrumental part in the development of noncommercial television. The collection … Continue reading Recently Launched ‘Broadcasting in the Public Interest’ Collection Honors Longtime Media Advocate Newton Minow

NEW “BirdNote” Collection Includes Audio Files and Transcripts

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is pleased to share that BirdNote is now preserved and streaming online in the archive. The collection contains audio files and transcripts from BirdNote, which is a daily public media program that brings joy, inspiration, and hope to people who value birds and the environment. Each episode is … Continue reading NEW “BirdNote” Collection Includes Audio Files and Transcripts

Historic Public Affairs Series Black Journal Now Available Online at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Programs from 1960s and 1970s Include Interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louis Farrakhan, Angela Davis and others Additional Scholar Exhibit Explores Black Power in Public Media A collection of episodes from Black Journal, the first nationally televised public affairs program produced for, about, and by Black Americans has been released by The American Archive of Public … Continue reading Historic Public Affairs Series Black Journal Now Available Online at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve and make accessible historic public radio and television broadcasts from across the nation. Over 120 participating organizations have contributed content to the AAPB, creating a remarkable resource of America's audiovisual heritage. Collections include digitized local news … Continue reading How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

The new Jewish American Heritage Month Collection provides nearly 400 public television and radio programs from 1945 to 2017 that focus on the social, cultural, and religious aspects of Jewish life in America. Programs profile diverse Jewish communities in a variety of locales and address subjects relevant to many American Jews, such as anti-Semitism, the … Continue reading New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

AAPB Online Learning Resources

With more than 52,000 items streaming online, content in the AAPB can supplement your lesson plan with primary and secondary resources dating back to the 1940s. Each week the AAPB staff will highlight content relevant to specific topics for online learning and teaching. Join the AAPB newsletter for more content and regular updates at https://americanarchive.org/about-the-american-archive/newsletter. … Continue reading AAPB Online Learning Resources

Public Radio’s LGBTQ Youth Program ‘OutCasting’ is Now Available in the AAPB

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is pleased to welcome OutCasting to the collection! An extraordinary series of public radio LGBTQ youth programs from Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media, the newly launched special collection is made up of 129 episodes from three distinct series produced by Media for the Public Good, … Continue reading Public Radio’s LGBTQ Youth Program ‘OutCasting’ is Now Available in the AAPB

Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Nancy Paulette

Hello, everybody! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Nancy Paulette, a Master of Library and Information Studies student at the University of Alabama, and I'll be your Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow for this post, where you'll get to read all about my experience working to help VPM digitize some of their substantial collection. VPM, "Virginia's home … Continue reading Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Nancy Paulette

Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Ben Steck

Virginia Public Media transmitter Hello to everyone lucky enough to find yourself on the AAPB website. There is quite a treasure of information here. My name is Ben Steck and I’m currently in my final semester at University of Alabama (UA) for an MLIS. I work at the Library of Virginia, in Richmond, as a … Continue reading Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Ben Steck

Digitizing Gulf Coast Public Media at WSRE: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Melissa Anthony

Hey y’all, I’m Melissa Anthony, a graduate student with the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies (UA SLIS) and one of the first four UA SLIS students to participate in the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF). Over the course of the 2019 fall semester, I have worked as a PBPF Fellow, representing … Continue reading Digitizing Gulf Coast Public Media at WSRE: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Melissa Anthony