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.”

Atari Podcast Reaches 200-Interview Milestone

Like video games? The Atari Podcast has reached its 200th “interview” episode. “The retrocomputing podcast ANTIC: The Atari 8-Bit Podcast was launched in June 2013 and over the course of more than 200 episodes has interviewed people from virtually all aspects of computer history, from game designers to copywriters to corporate executives to attorneys. The subjects were involved in early personal computers such as the Atari 400 and 800 as well the company’s home gaming systems. Some hadn’t been interviewed since the 1970s or ‘80s, and many had never before gone on the record about their roles.”