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between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.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

Recently Launched ‘Broadcasting in the Public Interest’ Collection Honors Longtime Media Advocate Newton Minow

Visit the Broadcasting in the Public Interest: The Newton Minow Collection here. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) honors Newt... More

Special Collections

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

Exhibits

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

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.

FIX IT +

See a previous version of FIX IT

Every Picture Tells a Story

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