Boston Local TV News Project Launched!

Welcome to the Boston Local Television News Project. This collaboration between WGBH, the Boston Public Library, Northeast Historic Film and Cambridge Community Television aims to bring to life local news stories produced in and about Boston from the early 1960’s to 2000.

We’ll be creating an online catalog of stories from Boston Public Library’s WHDH film collection (1960- mid-1970s), Cambridge Community Television (1988 to 1999), Northeast Historic Film’s WCVB film collection (1970-1979), and WGBH-produced The Reporters (1970-1973), Evening Compass (1973-1975) and the Ten O’Clock News.

The project will also produce a primer on legal issues surrounding access to local news stories, create free online Teachers’ Domain items for use in the classroom, and stream 40 hours of local news stories for free.

Stay tuned to this site for how you can participate!