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
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)!
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference Resources
Available Online: 35,000+ Educational Video and Audio Resources and Primary Sources The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) recently met with K-12 educators, administrators, and teachers-in-training at the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference, a melding of the minds to help advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies through leadership, services, … Continue reading National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference Resources
AAPB Launches Transcribe to Digitize Challenge with George Blood!
Earlier this year, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) launched FIX IT+, a crowdsourcing tool that invites the public to help improve the searchability of over 50,000 hours of historic public television and radio programming. Now, with the generous support of George Blood, a digitization service provider, the AAPB is launching the Transcribe to … Continue reading AAPB Launches Transcribe to Digitize Challenge with George Blood!
Eric Saxon, Public Broadcasting Fellow at KOPN
Greetings gentle reader, I’m Eric Saxon, a Masters of Information and Library Science student specializing in archives at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and part of the second cohort of the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF). This summer, I embarked on a deep tape diving expedition at the radio station, KOPN. KOPN 89.5 FM, … Continue reading Eric Saxon, Public Broadcasting Fellow at KOPN
Whether it be World Teachers' Day or Teachers Appreciation Week, these celebrations aim to focus on appreciating, evaluating, and improving the educators of the world. Public broadcasting has brought these concerns to the public for further consideration and here is a brief selection of clips to recognize the ambition of teachers, as well as public … Continue reading Teachers Appreciation
AAPB Releases Experimental API
This blog post was shared by Chuck McCallum, AAPB Developer at WGBH. With the most recent release, the AAPB now has a public API. It's an experiment at this point, but documentation is available, and we've put up a few examples. For example, you can explore coverage of different topics over the years, or see how … Continue reading AAPB Releases Experimental API
Mark your calendars: Access to historic public broadcasting just one month away!
Mark your calendars for the culmination of two years of development and collaboration on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting! On Tuesday, October 27 at 3pm ET, AAPB staff will host a webinar marking the official launch the AAPB Online Reading Room! Over the past two years, the AAPB team has worked closely with participating organizations, web … Continue reading Mark your calendars: Access to historic public broadcasting just one month away!