AAPB is kicking off the new year by adding a lot more content to our Online Reading Room. We now have more than 17,000 historic public broadcasting programs available for anyone in the United States to watch or listen to on our site!
Highlights from the newly available recordings include:
Episodes of WHUT’s Evening Exchange, including this episode on The Future of the Black Family (see left). Evening Exchange is a series featuring discussions with “writers, philosophers and newsmakers whose work offers insight into the black community.”
- Episodes of the children’s radio series, Afield with Ranger Mac, which was broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio as part of the Wisconsin School of the Air.
- A speech by a United Mine Workers of America official recorded for the Appalshop documentary UMWA 1970: A House Divided.
- Episodes of WFMU’s series Wasted Vinyl, including this interview with Joseph Shabalala, founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
- A locally-produced chronicle of the Modoc War (1872 – 1873) and Modoc leader, Captain Jack from Southern Oregon Public Television’s collection (see right).
- Episodes of Iowa Press, including this one about Rural Poverty. Iowa Press is a news talk show, featuring an in-depth news report on one topic each episode, followed by a conversation between experts on the issue.
Overall, the new content in the ORR includes recordings from 23 different organizations across the country:
- Appalshop, Inc.
- Arkansas Educational Television Network
- Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
- Idaho Public Television
- Iowa Public Television
- KAKM Alaska Public Media
- KCAW – Raven Radio
- KCTS 9
- Maryland Public Television
- Oregon Public Broadcasting
- Pacifica Radio Archives
- Southern Oregon Public Television
- Vegas PBS
- Vermont Public Radio
- Vermont Public Television
- WGCU Public Media
- Wisconsin Public Radio
- Wisconsin Public Television
- WXXI Public Broadcasting
We are very excited to continue making more historic public media available again to the American public, helping to fulfill public media’s mission to enlighten, inspire, and educate its audiences.