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between GBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.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

UCLA Preservation Perspectives: Media Archival Studies Students Recover Audio Files for the AAPB’s “This Way Out” Collection

MLIS student Sydney Kyser demonstrates film projector operation with CPAH research intern Stephanie Hukles in the UCLA Department of Information S... More

Special Collections

Access featured collections preserved in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.


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

Multimedia Primary Source Discussion Sets

Leveraging the valuable digital media in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, these Multimedia Primary Source Discussion Sets have been curated to support educators teaching topics in US History.

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. Become a citizen archivist by using FIX IT+, our tool for correcting speech-to-text transcripts! Your contributions will be made available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.


See a previous version of FIX IT

Participating Organizations

Learn about the history, significant productions, and archive contributions of more than 200 public media stations and archives. View all participating organizations.

Every Picture Tells a Story

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