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between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.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

Introducing an audio labeling toolkit

In 2015, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded WGBH on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting a grant to addre... More

Curated Exhibits

Explore in depth selected topics of historical significance as covered by public radio and television.

You can make historic public radio and television programs from across America easier to search and access. Help AAPB archivists and history lovers identify and correct errors in machine-generated transcripts. Your corrections will made available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

Every Picture Tells a Story

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