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between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.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

As Seen on TV: An exploratory glimpse into the archives of the AAPB

The following is a guest post by Ingrid Ockert, a doctoral student at Princeton University studying the history of science... More

Participating Organizations

Learn about the history, significant productions, and archive contributions of more than 120 public media stations and archives.

Every Picture Tells a Story

Watch a five minute introduction to the treasures of public broadcasting, written and produced by Elizabeth Deane.