Today, June 29th is “National Camera Day”, a fitting time to explore the subject of photography in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). This week, we welcome Christopher Brown, Archives Engagement Intern at the AAPB, currently pursuing a Masters in History with a focus in Archives. Christopher obtained his BA in Film and is … Continue reading Through the Lens: Photography in Focus
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)
In this series, 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. This week we welcome Michael Grasso, a recent graduate of Harvard Extension School's Master's program … Continue reading Guest Series: WGBH and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the early 1960s
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
Women's History Month is held annually during the month of March to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role women hold in American history. Over the last seven decades, public radio and television programs have documented these efforts on the national and global level, and the American Archive of Public … Continue reading Women’s History Month 2019
Bonjour! The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has launched a new Special Collection of En Français, a series produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting (1980-1993) in partnership with the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). We welcome Leslie Bourgeois, Louisiana Public Broadcasting's archivist, to introduce the collection: "Louisiana’s time as a French … Continue reading Contributed by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the NEW En Français Collection is entirely in French!
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 Series: African-American women during the activist movements of the 1950s-1970s
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
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!