January 20, 2022

American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Releases New Online Exhibit: “Protecting Places: Historic Preservation and Public Broadcasting”

From the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB):

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has launched a new digital exhibit titled “Protecting Places: Historic Preservation and Public Broadcasting.”


2018-03-02_16-18-01APB Digital Exhibits Intern Kara Zelasko uncovers how people have used public broadcasting to advocate, negotiate, or protest historic preservation efforts across America. Kara is currently a public history graduate student at Northeastern University interested in exploring history as a tool for placemaking and community engagement.


Using a diverse range of public radio and television content from 1950 – 2012, more than 100 digitized, historic public broadcasting programs, local news reports, radio call-in shows, and interviews document the important relationship historic structures have fostered between people and their neighborhoods. These visual and audio records digitized and preserved by the AAPB reveal the ways people have used or rejected preservation in the ever-changing American landscape to share local and national histories, illuminating the ways Americans have envisioned their communities through buildings and sites that connect past to present.

Direct to New Digital Exhibit: “Protecting Places: Historic Preservation and Public Broadcasting

Read the Complete Blog Post, View Highlights From the Exhibit

Direct to List/Links to All 94 Items Curated by Kara Zalesko

Direct to More Curated AAPB Exhibits

Direct to AAPB Special Collections

See Also: American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Releases Three Exclusive Collections of Interviews (November 7, 2017)

See Also: Now Available to Stream From the American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Gavel-to-Gavel TV Coverage of Senate Watergate Hearings (November 3, 2017)

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