AAPB Summer 2019 Newsletter: Cokie Roberts, Country Music, 1969, and New Collections

"I think it's a good thing to have a lot of voices in the media... you know, let all flowers bloom." - Cokie Roberts, 1943-2019 AAPB Summer 2019 NewsletterDownload Dear AAPB community, On behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), I begin this post in memory of Cokie Roberts, a pioneering journalist and … Continue reading AAPB Summer 2019 Newsletter: Cokie Roberts, Country Music, 1969, and New Collections

WGBH Awarded $750,000 Grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

AAPB to work with Brandeis University’s Lab for Linguistics and Computation to use artificial intelligence to enhance accessibility and discoverability of content BOSTON – WGBH announced today The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s renewed support for WGBH with a two-year, $750,000 grant, which will enhance usability of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The AAPB … Continue reading WGBH Awarded $750,000 Grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The University of Alabama Embarks on Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowships in Collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Four Graduate Students from the School of Library and Information Studies to Work with Public Media Organizations Across the Country The University of Alabama and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced four preservation fellowships that will place Library and Information Studies graduate students at public broadcasting stations across the country. Fellows will spend … Continue reading The University of Alabama Embarks on Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowships in Collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Media for the Public Good Donates Programming to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Public radio programming covering LGBTQ issues as well as musical performances and other programming to be preserved and made accessible to the public. New York (06..06.19) – Media for the Public Good, Inc. (MFPG), announced today that it is donating episodes of OutCasting, public radio’s LGBTQ youth program, plus additional OutCasting and other content, to … Continue reading Media for the Public Good Donates Programming to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Twenty-Three Years of “In Black America” Will be Restored, Digitized and Archived for Research and Future Generations

John L. Hanson Jr., In Black America producer/host, in a control room in the new KUT studios in the Belo Building (Photo by Marsha Miller) KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR Station, at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, has received a generous grant from the Council on … Continue reading Twenty-Three Years of “In Black America” Will be Restored, Digitized and Archived for Research and Future Generations

Help AAPB Locate Missing NewsHour Episodes!

As the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) nears completion of the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project, funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), we have identified nearly 600 episodes of PBS NewsHour predecessor series (primarily The Robert MacNeil Report and The MacNeil/Lehrer Report) that remain missing from the collection. Early in the … Continue reading Help AAPB Locate Missing NewsHour Episodes!

New AAPB Curated Exhibit: Education Reporting on Public Television!

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!

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

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