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

AAPB Launches A Word on Words Collection from Nashville Public Television (1972-2013)

Collection Summary The A Word on Words Collection contains 901 episodes from the acclaimed long-running series produced by Nashville Public Television featuring thoughtful and surprising discussions about literature and the lives of authors. The collection includes episodes from 1972 through 2013 with host John Seigenthaler, a native Nashvillian and longtime journalist, publisher, and editor with the Tennessean, and … Continue reading AAPB Launches A Word on Words Collection from Nashville Public Television (1972-2013)

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

Vote for AAPB’s Breakout Session Proposal for the PBS Annual Meeting!

'Engage Your Community to Celebrate Your History' - Voting closes January 11th! Help the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) connect with more public television colleagues by voting for our PBS Annual Meeting session proposal: 'Engage Your Community to Celebrate Your History'. Vote for #12 at https://pbs.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ef18d7e30fe3109d60695e37&id=1015068778&e=0fc245cef2! Many stations have piles of tapes in closets, … Continue reading Vote for AAPB’s Breakout Session Proposal for the PBS Annual Meeting!

Ben Gogel, Research Assistant on the NewsHour Digitization Project

Over the last several months, I’ve worked as a Research Assistant at WGBH on the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project. This project involves taking the predecessor programs for the PBS NewsHour, including The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and making them available to a wider audience through digitization, preservation, and … Continue reading Ben Gogel, Research Assistant on the NewsHour Digitization Project

American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Advisory Committees to Guide Public Media Preservation

Education Advisory Committee, Scholar Advisory Committee and Stations and Producers Advisory Committee to Guide American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Preservation Efforts The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has announced three new advisory committees: The Education Advisory Committee (EduAC), the Scholar Advisory Committee (SAC) and the Stations and Producers Advisory Committee (SPAC). These three groups … Continue reading American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Advisory Committees to Guide Public Media Preservation

New project for the new year: AAPB awarded a grant from CLIR

WGBH, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, has been awarded a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to lead the National Educational Television (NET) Collection Catalog Project, the first project to build upon the American Archive of Public Broadcasting initiative. This project will involve the creation of a national catalog … Continue reading New project for the new year: AAPB awarded a grant from CLIR

Join us at the American Archive reception!

The American Archive team will be in San Francisco at the PBS Annual Meeting. We hope that you will join us on Tuesday, May 13th to discuss the American Archive at your station, hear about the project's latest activities, and most importantly, to give us your feedback! We'll be presenting a concurrent session titled "American Archive … Continue reading Join us at the American Archive reception!