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

Historic Public Affairs Series Black Journal Now Available Online at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Programs from 1960s and 1970s Include Interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louis Farrakhan, Angela Davis and others Additional Scholar Exhibit Explores Black Power in Public Media A collection of episodes from Black Journal, the first nationally televised public affairs program produced for, about, and by Black Americans has been released by The American Archive of Public … Continue reading Historic Public Affairs Series Black Journal Now Available Online at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

Corrected transcripts provide useful keyword searches and time-stamped transcripts alongside the original broadcast on americanarchive.org. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and public media producer GBH to preserve and make accessible historic public radio and television broadcasts from across the nation. Over 130 participating organizations have … Continue reading How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

The new Jewish American Heritage Month Collection provides nearly 400 public television and radio programs from 1945 to 2017 that focus on the social, cultural, and religious aspects of Jewish life in America. Programs profile diverse Jewish communities in a variety of locales and address subjects relevant to many American Jews, such as anti-Semitism, the … Continue reading New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

AAPB Online Learning Resources

With more than 52,000 items streaming online, content in the AAPB can supplement your lesson plan with primary and secondary resources dating back to the 1940s. Each week the AAPB staff will highlight content relevant to specific topics for online learning and teaching. Join the AAPB newsletter for more content and regular updates at https://americanarchive.org/about-the-american-archive/newsletter. … Continue reading AAPB Online Learning Resources