Boston TV News Digital Library

The Boston TV News Digital Library has just added over 100 hours of free streaming content to their website. This project is a partnership between the WGBH MLA, Boston Public Library, Northeast Historic Film, and Cambridge Community Television, which provides access to historical local Boston TV news content from 4 station collections, including the WGBH Ten O’Clock News Collection.
Digitized Ten O’Clock News content available includes stories on Mel King, Seamus Heaney, busing for school integration, John Kerry’s early political career, and a lot more.
More digitized content is being added to the site continually, so make sure you stay tuned.

WGBH Bids Farewell to Karen Colbron

It is with great sadness that the MLA bids farewell to Karen Colbron.  Today is her last day at WGBH after 12 years.  Karen came to WGBH from the BBC where she honed her skills as a researcher.  She began in the MLA as an archival researcher for American Experience productions such as Carter, Castro, and Victory in the Pacific, the latter two of which she was nominated for an Emmy.  Karen quickly became a core part of the MLA team managing and developing workflows and policies for our Digital Asset Management system.  She managed the launch of our website Open Vault and continued to oversee other Open Vault projects launching several new collections collections including the very impressive Vietnam collection.  Over the years Karen filled many other roles for the MLA and worked with many people across the foundation.  Her dedication to WGBH was incredible.  We will miss her dedication, her insight and expertise.  She is leaving WGBH to go back home to the UK, taking a position at King’s College overseeing a EU Presto4U project for digital preservation.  Please wish her well in the comments below, as she embarks on a new adventure.

War and Peace in the Nuclear Age


With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, WGBH’s Media Library & Archives is making available online nearly 300 hours of interviews in their entirety from world leaders, policy makers, academics, and scientists who played a critical role during the Cold War era.  The interviews, which cover historical events from 1945-1989, were conducted for “War & Peace in the Nuclear Age,” a 13-part miniseries which aired on PBS in 1989.  WGBH, the Boston-based largest producer of PBS content for TV and web, produced the series in partnership with Central  Independent Television (now ITV-Central) and in association with NHK.   The interviews will be available online as of August 6th on the WGBH Media Library & Archives website:  Open Vault.