Commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Preserved Collections in the AAPB

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

AAPB as a Digital Library for Teaching Media Literacy

FREE webinar | Wednesday, October 16th, 3 PM ET Did you know that you have access to nearly 50,000 items of digitized primary and secondary resources from America’s premier archive of public media? The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH, preserves the most significant public media … Continue reading AAPB as a Digital Library for Teaching Media Literacy

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

Women in Film on Public Broadcasting: Midge McKenzie

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) welcomes guest author Veronica Mendez, a duel intern with AAPB and Women in Film and Video New England. Stay tuned for a short series of essays that feature public broadcasting materials covering topics related to women in the film industry. Veronica is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in Media … Continue reading Women in Film on Public Broadcasting: Midge McKenzie

AAPB Honors Toni Morrison Through Public Broadcasting

Earlier this month on August 5th, 2019 renowned American novelist Toni Morrison died in New York. Toni Morrison left a long and impactful legacy of books that examined the black experience in the United States. She helped shape a path for incoming African American storytellers, and she expanded on African American literature. She has been … Continue reading AAPB Honors Toni Morrison Through Public Broadcasting

Space Exploration on Public Broadcasting

We accept or marvel at the revolutionary products of science while giving little thought to the basic ideas, concepts, techniques and logic that have gone into exploring, understanding and explaining our universe or in building our technical civilization. Description from WGBH's series Of Science and Scientists (1957) Image of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. … Continue reading Space Exploration on Public Broadcasting

1969 in Public Media: The Civil Rights Movement

This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1969. Here to highlight the role of public media in covering the events of this turbulent year, we welcome back Christopher Brown, Archives Engagement Intern at the AAPB who is publishing a series of articles about this fascinating topic. Christopher is currently pursuing a Masters in History with … Continue reading 1969 in Public Media: The Civil Rights Movement

1969 in Public Media: The Student Movement

This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1969, an important and turbulent year in history. Here to highlight the role of public media in covering these events, we welcome back Christopher Brown, Archives Engagement Intern at the AAPB who will be publishing a series of articles about this fascinating topic. Christopher is currently pursuing a … Continue reading 1969 in Public Media: The Student Movement

1969 in Public Media: Broadcasting a Tumultuous Time

This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1969, a year of important and turbulent events in history. Here to highlight the role of public media in covering these events, we welcome back Christopher Brown, Archives Engagement Intern at the AAPB who will be publishing a series of articles about this fascinating topic. Christopher is currently … Continue reading 1969 in Public Media: Broadcasting a Tumultuous Time