Who remembers the good old days of coming home from a long day and watching the evening news on TV in your family living room? I certainly do. It seems that these days, we have less time than we used to. Commute home, walk the dog, cook dinner, etc., etc. Plus, we’re constantly fed by … Continue reading Watch Old PBS NewsHour Episodes on Your TV
Overview From black-and-white footage of protests against segregated schools in New York City, to full-color newscasts about the rollout of No Child Left Behind in Guam, public television has had a long history of covering education stories. This Education Reporting on Public Television exhibit highlights documentaries, news magazines, talk shows, and special reports in the … Continue reading New AAPB Curated Exhibit: Education Reporting on Public Television!
Most public radio and television organizations are at-risk of losing their archival materials due to deterioration and the high costs associated with digitization. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is partnering with George Blood L.P., a digitization vendor, to help AAPB's contributing organizations preserve their collection one transcript and one tape at a time … Continue reading How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media Materials
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!
Collection Summary Visit the collection at http://americanarchive.org/special_collections/say-brother! Now preserved and available online in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, the Say Brother Collection includes programs and original interviews created for Say Brother (1968 – 1997), WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans now known as Basic Black (1998 – … Continue reading New Special Collection of Programs and Original Interviews Created for Say Brother (WGBH)
WGBH Educational Foundation and the Library of Congress will preserve and make accessible to the public historic and contemporary episodes of Sesame Street. Photo credit: Sesame Workshop BOSTON (February 14, 2019) – As Sesame Street begins to mark its 50th anniversary, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress … Continue reading American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Fifty Years of Sesame Street for Posterity
The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history, ... bitter debates over the meaning of the Constitution and the nature of race. - American Experience Collection Summary The Abolitionists Interview Collection is comprised of 51 raw interviews from the three-part American Experience miniseries of the same name, … Continue reading New AAPB Special Collection of Raw Interviews from American Experience’s ‘The Abolitionists’
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