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between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.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

Space Exploration on Public Broadcasting

We accept or marvel at the revolutionary products of science while giving little thought to the basic ideas, concepts, techniques and logic that h... 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. Help AAPB archivists by participating in any of our Citizen Archivist tools – FIX IT, FIX IT+, or Roll the Credits! Your contributions will be 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.