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between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.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

Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks: Who Owns the Past?

This week’s featured Vision Maker Media film focuses on the discovery of a 9,000-year-old skeleton on the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewic... More

Every Picture Tells a Story

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