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between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.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
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.
Browse the AAPB
Not sure where to begin your search? Dive in to the AAPB using one of these suggested topics.
Every Picture Tells a Story
Watch a five minute introduction to the treasures of public broadcasting, written and produced by Elizabeth Deane.