Something new to binge-watch: TV’s rich history of itself (WBAL)

WBAL: Something new to binge-watch: TV’s rich history of itself. “Diahann Carroll recalls a date with Marlon Brando that yielded a slap and career advice. Robert Adler tells how he co-invented the TV remote control. Walter Cronkite shares his dismay over learning that White House pressure trimmed a CBS report on Watergate. Their accounts are part of an extraordinary collection of 4,000-plus hours of video Q&As recorded over more than two decades by the Television Academy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, organizer of the prime-time Emmy Awards. On Wednesday, a new website will make some 800 interviews — and more to come — available free to all comers…”

ABC News: Archive of Studs Terkel radio shows to be released to public

ABC News: Archive of Studs Terkel radio shows to be released to public. “More than 5,600 of Studs Terkel’s radio interview programs on the Chicago station WFMT will be released to the public. The Studs Terkel Radio Archive will launch May 16, the 106th birthday of the late author, activist and oral historian. Terkel died in 2008 at age 96.”

Mashable: Otter app transcribes conversations like it’s no big deal

Mashable: Otter app transcribes conversations like it’s no big deal. “Anyone who’s ever transcribed an audio interview into text knows what a painfully slow process that is. But with the new Otter app, created by a company called AI Sense, this could become a thing of the past, even when transcribing a complex conversation with several people speaking. The app, which I tried out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is simple to use: Start it up, and it’ll start turning the conversation around it into text. After a quick setup process, it knows when you are speaking, and it can distinguish between different voices in the conversation.”

Oxford Mail: Oxford Brookes archive open to the public highlights science luminaries

Oxford Mail: Oxford Brookes archive open to the public highlights science luminaries. “A DIGITAL archive featuring interviews with leading figures in the medical and clinical science world – including Nobel Prize winners – has been launched in Oxford. Oxford Brookes University has opened its newly digitised Medical Sciences Video Archives, its collection of over 130 interviews recorded between 1985 and 2002.”

AAPB: American Archive of Public Broadcasting Releases Exclusive Collections

AAPB: American Archive of Public Broadcasting Releases Exclusive Collections. “The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) recently acquired three collections of original, full-length interviews from groundbreaking public television documentaries: Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Eyes on the Prize and American Masters. Only excerpts of these interviews were included in previously released, edited programs. Now, the full-length interviews from these landmark series will be available to view online at americanarchive.org or in person at the Library of Congress and at WGBH, preserved for future generations to learn about our nation’s history.”

Library of Congress: Library Acquires Archives of Iconic Talk Show Host Dick Cavett

Library of Congress: Library Acquires Archives of Iconic Talk Show Host Dick Cavett. “With a career spanning more than 50 years, legendary TV personality Dick Cavett is recognized as one of the most cultured and savvy talk-show hosts in the history of television. The Library of Congress announced today that Cavett has donated 2,500 programs of his decades-long talk-show series—showcasing some of the golden moments in television—to the American people.”

SFGate: StoryCorps’ Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders

SFGate: StoryCorps’ Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders. “StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. The nonprofit oral history project has announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school students to record a conversation with an elder over the holiday weekend using the StoryCorps app.”