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.”

American Masters Getting a Digital Archive

PBS’ American Masters show is getting a digital archive. “The series extensions coincide with the 30th anniversary of the program, which is produced by New York’s WNET. The digital archive, American Masters: In Their Own Words, will feature long-form interviews via the podcast and short-form interviews via videos on the American Masters archive site. The archive will draw from 1,388 hours (and counting) of digitized footage and will be released on an ongoing basis.”