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WGBH Races to Save America’s News

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President Barack Obama in Cambridge at Harvard Law School in 1991, footage  to be digitized by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

A few months ago, we told you about a great new database of Boston area news footage:  the Boston TV News Digital Library.  Well, something similar is in the works with a nation-wide database of searchable TV news called the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, headed by WGBH and the Library of Congress.  This new project’s first goal is to digitized and make available 40,000 hours of content from 100 different stations across the country.  Pretty amazing!

In honor of this new digital news venture, the Atlantic is hosting a series of articles on the history of American news and the digitization efforts of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.  Read the first, short article in the series here and be sure to catch the only known footage of Anne Frank, which will soon be made freely available to researchers.

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Reels of film from the WGBH Archive, courtesy of the Atlantic.

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Free Screening of Abolitionists of America Tonight at the BPL

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Tonight, the Boston Public Library will host a screening of hour two of “The Abolitionists” from 7:00pm until 8:30pm. Special guests will include Executive Producer Sharon Grimberg, Director Rob Rapley, Historian Lois Brown, and Actor Richard Brooks. Please feel free to spread the word about this free event to your colleagues and to your user communities. More information and RSVP form are available at this URL: http://www.wgbh.org/support/events_abolitionists.cfm.