Voices from the Field: PBPF Elizabeth Meads’ Experience at the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio

Being a Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I will be forever grateful for the experience I gained in part by GBH and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). Doing audiovisual archive work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but easy. I was placed at the University … Continue reading Voices from the Field: PBPF Elizabeth Meads’ Experience at the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio

As Told From the Archives: KERA on the AAPB

We are excited to announce the addition of materials from KERA to the AAPB! A community-supported public media organization based in Dallas, Texas, KERA has operated since 1960, serving North Texas with programming that reflects the spirit and diversity of the region it serves. Content created by KERA often focused on underrepresented communities often neglected … Continue reading As Told From the Archives: KERA on the AAPB

New AAPB Collection Features Programs from the Vermont Public Radio series ‘Friday Night Jazz with Reuben Jackson’

Newly launched in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting is the Friday Night Jazz with Reuben Jackson Collection, featuring 145 three-hour programs from the popular Vermont Public Radio (VPR) weekly series, with 17 programs selected for online access by the host himself -- music critic, poet, and jazz curator: Reuben Jackson. Covering the years 2012, … Continue reading New AAPB Collection Features Programs from the Vermont Public Radio series ‘Friday Night Jazz with Reuben Jackson’

AAPB Launches a New Collection of Public Television Materials Produced by the Award-Winning Filmmaker Jean Walkinshaw

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has launched a new collection of documentaries and interviews produced for Seattle public television station KCTS by the award-winning documentarian and producer Jean Walkinshaw. The Jean Walkinshaw Collection includes 44 documentaries, short programs, personal profiles that find the extraordinary in the ordinary, and raw interviews. The collection covers … Continue reading AAPB Launches a New Collection of Public Television Materials Produced by the Award-Winning Filmmaker Jean Walkinshaw

Reflections on AMIA 2020 from Peabody Digitization Project panelists Miranda Villesvik and KC Carter

Although attending a professional conference while wearing pajamas might at one point have sounded like the subject of an anxiety dream, it became a reality in 2020 while attending the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ (AMIA) virtual conference. For members in our presentation group, this was a first-time experience, both attending AMIA and attending a … Continue reading Reflections on AMIA 2020 from Peabody Digitization Project panelists Miranda Villesvik and KC Carter

NEW! FOCUS 580 Special Collection produced by WILL Illinois Public Media

David Inge, Focus 580 Host The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is glad to share that 1,293 episodes of WILL-AM’s flagship program, Focus 580, are now available in a special collection! From 1988 through 2005, the series was a live public radio call-in talk show at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign broadcast Monday … Continue reading NEW! FOCUS 580 Special Collection produced by WILL Illinois Public Media

Now Online with More to Come: Progressive Radio Programs from the Pulpit: The WRVR-FM (Riverside Church, NY) Collection

The Peabody Award winning radio program WRVR-FM features sermons, speeches, event coverage and more Visit the collection here. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is pleased to make available digitized radio programs from The Riverside Church in New York City (WRVR-FM). In 2018, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) awarded a grant … Continue reading Now Online with More to Come: Progressive Radio Programs from the Pulpit: The WRVR-FM (Riverside Church, NY) Collection

Digitizing Public Media at the Center for Public Television & Radio at University of Alabama: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Hannah Hurdle During a Pandemic

The Alabama Experience; Gather Unto Thy People I am so grateful I was able to continue my fellowship with WGBH and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting last semester. Comparing the Spring 2020 semester to Fall 2019 while working on my digitization project with the Center for Public Television and Radio at the University of … Continue reading Digitizing Public Media at the Center for Public Television & Radio at University of Alabama: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Hannah Hurdle During a Pandemic

Recently Launched ‘Broadcasting in the Public Interest’ Collection Honors Longtime Media Advocate Newton Minow

Visit the Broadcasting in the Public Interest: The Newton Minow Collection here. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) honors Newton Minow, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the new Broadcasting in the Public Interest: The Newton Minow Collection. Minow played an instrumental part in the development of noncommercial television. The collection … Continue reading Recently Launched ‘Broadcasting in the Public Interest’ Collection Honors Longtime Media Advocate Newton Minow

NEW “BirdNote” Collection Includes Audio Files and Transcripts

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is pleased to share that BirdNote is now preserved and streaming online in the archive. The collection contains audio files and transcripts from BirdNote, which is a daily public media program that brings joy, inspiration, and hope to people who value birds and the environment. Each episode is … Continue reading NEW “BirdNote” Collection Includes Audio Files and Transcripts