WGBH Building Boston TV News Archive

Films and tapes deteriorate over time, so the Boston PBS station has begun ambitiously digitizing not only its former newscasts, but historical news footage from other area TV stations. The result will be the Boston TV News Digital Library, the first online repository of Boston television news from 1959 to 2000. The idea is to build a video catalog of Boston history, as captured in daily newscasts, that will be available over the Internet.