Guest Curated: African-American women during the activist movements of the 1950s-1970s

In this series of curated posts, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) invites researchers, educators, industry professionals and collaborators to highlight the diversity of topics, interests, and perspectives preserved and made accessible in the public radio and television collections of the AAPB. Please welcome guest curator Marine Robbez, a French graduate student earning a … Continue reading Guest Curated: African-American women during the activist movements of the 1950s-1970s

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

AAPB Takes It Back to the 1980s with WGBH BostonTalks!

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!

New Special Collection of Programs and Original Interviews Created for Say Brother (WGBH)

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)

Commemorating Presidents’ Day Through AAPB Programming

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

American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Fifty Years of Sesame Street for Posterity

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

Tune in Tomorrow for AAPB’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ Forum on Reddit!

Join the Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/! Hosted by Ask Historians (a.k.a /r/AskHistorians), staff from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting will be answering questions during an Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 12pm – 4pm ET! The AMA will take place at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/! The American Archive of … Continue reading Tune in Tomorrow for AAPB’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ Forum on Reddit!

New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

"At the heart of this collection, are the people. The resilient men and women who have both contributed to the legacy of Oklahoma as well as the mosaic of our great nation in the area of art, music, science, exploration, politics, religion, architecture, literature, language, etc."- Evelyn Cox, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow Collection Summary The … Continue reading New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

New AAPB Special Collection of Raw Interviews from American Experience’s ‘The Abolitionists’

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’