Earlier this week, Indigenous Peoples' Day commemorated the histories and cultures of Native American peoples. It is recognized across the United States on the second Monday in October and is an official city and state holiday in various localities. To honor this important holiday and the First Nations and peoples which it celebrates, the American … Continue reading Commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Preserved Collections in the AAPB
Rubik’s Cubes, shoulder pads, Cool Ranch Doritos—there’s no doubt the 1980s was an iconic era. WGBH's BostonTalks invited the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) to throw it back with them to hear about the fashion, news, and music of the 1980s. Audiences are encouraged to sport their sweatbands and legwarmers as they jazzercise their … Continue reading AAPB Takes It Back to the 1980s with WGBH BostonTalks!
George Washington's birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, past and present, and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has preserved historic public radio and television programs that highlight the lives and legacies of America's presidents. … Continue reading Commemorating Presidents’ Day Through AAPB Programming
I have officially completed my project as a Research Assistant in the Media Library and Archives at WGBH. While not the entire history, a large portion of the predecessor programs for the PBS NewsHour, and their proxy files, have been successfully reviewed and made available. You can view the collection on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting … Continue reading PBS NewsHour Digitization Project Update from Ben Gogel
Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day is an annual holiday observed on the third Monday of January to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement until his assassination in 1968. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his … Continue reading AAPB Commemorates the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Through Public Media
This year, the WGBH Media Library and Archives (MLA), a participating station of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), has begun hosting quarterly archives screenings as part of the WGBH Insiders Screening Series. Last week's screening, A Retrospective on WGBH and Experimental Television from 1968-1970, offered a unique look into WGBH's role as one of … Continue reading A Retrospective on WGBH and Experimental Television, 1968-1970
Today the nation lays to rest George Herbert Walker Bush, America’s 41st president who lived a long life dedicated to public service until his death at the age of 94. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is honored to have preserved for modern audiences several historic public television and radio programs featuring or discussing … Continue reading Remembering George H.W. Bush through Public Broadcasting