American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.
About the AAPB
A Collaboration with a Long-Term Vision
We are a collaboration between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.
From the Blog
WGBH, AVP, and Indiana University to Enhance and Configure Avalon for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting
New Avalon system will replace Archival Management System (AMS) to ingest, manage and provide access to 70+ years of digitized public broadcasting ... More
Help Preserve Public Media!
AAPB Citizen Archivist Toolkit
You can make historic public radio and television programs from across America easier to search and access. Help AAPB archivists by participating in any of our Citizen Archivist tools – FIX IT, FIX IT+, or Roll the Credits! Your contributions will be made available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
Browse the AAPB
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Every Picture Tells a Story
Watch a five minute introduction to the treasures of public broadcasting, written and produced by Elizabeth Deane.