American Archive Of Public Broadcasting Acquires New Hampshire Public Radio's Presidential Candidate Audio Collection
February 4, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
The AMERICAN ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, a partnership between the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS and WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, has acquired NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO's extensive digital collection of presidential candidate interviews and speeches recorded in 1995 through 2007. Nearly 100 hours of content has been digitized and will be featured in an online curated, free presentation, “Voices of Democracy: Public Media and Presidential Elections” at americanarchive.org/exhibits/presidential-elections.
“We are fortunate to live at the epicenter of the political universe every four years. It is from this vantage that we are able to capture and keep some of the most memorable and historic moments in the past 35 years of our democracy,” said NHPR President/CEO BETSY GARDELLA. “Knowing that this archive can now be tapped and used by anyone with internet access is an extension of our public service mission realized, we are grateful for the AAPB.”
Among the candidates in the collection are LAMAR ALEXANDER, GARY BAUER, JOE BIDEN, BILL BRADLEY, CAROL MOSELEY-BRAUN, SAM BROWNBACK, PAT BUCHANAN, BILL CLINTON, HILLARY CLINTON, HOWARD DEAN, CHRISTOPHER DODD, BOB DOLE, ELIZABETH DOLE, JOHN EDWARDS, STEVE FORBES, AL GORE, MIKE GRAVEL, ORRIN HATCH, MIKE HUCKABEE, DUNCAN HUNT, JOHN KASICH, JOHN KERRY, ALAN KEYES, DENNIS KUCINICH, JOE LIEBERMAN, JOHN MCCAIN, BARACK OBAMA, DAN QUAYLE, BILL RICHARDSON, MITT ROMNEY, BOB SMITH, ARLEN SPECTER, and TOM TANCREDO.