Archive • March 2013

Martin Scorsese Delivers Jefferson Lecture – Today

posted March 31, 2013

Martin Scorsese. Image: Brigitte Lacombe

Today, Monday April 1 2013, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese delivers this year’s National Endowment for the Humanities 2013 Jefferson Lecture. And the event will be streamed live and free of charge at 7:30pm, US East Coast time. Viewers can also join the conversation about film and the humanities via Twitter at #JeffLec2013. The Jefferson Lecture

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Video of the Day: Archive of American Television

posted March 28, 2013

Andy Griffith in "No Time for Sergeants" in 1955, his first on-screen appearance.

In 1955, in the first on-screen appearance of his memorable career in television comedy, Andy Griffith appeared in a U.S. Steel Hour episode entitled “No Time for Sergeants,” a television version of his first stage success on Broadway, later the same year. Born Andy Samuel Griffith in Mount Airy, North Carolina, in 1926, the fine

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Want to Preserve and Restore Film and Other Moving Images?

posted March 27, 2013

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Ever wanted to restore, preserve, or archive film and television programs, or work in some other area of preserving and restoring artifacts in all the moving-image categories including some that are being created right now? The United States has three master’s level programs in moving image archiving, while one other is at the University of

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Significant American Sound Recordings Announced

posted March 25, 2013

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Late last year, The Library of Congress named its 2012 list of 25 films that would join some 350 others on the National Film Registry. Making the announcement, James M. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, said: “These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring

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