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This collection is being put together right now. If you're interested in learning more about receiving this special flash drive as a premium with your donation, let us know and we'll shoot you a message when it's complete.
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Gardner Museum Theft
Big Dig Coverage
"The Night James Brown
Saved Boston"

Boston: The Last 63 Years—Your Key to Unlocking Our City’s History


If you love history, you've come to the right place — WGBH is your gateway to the past.

Our Media Library and Archives is full of rare public radio and television content that goes back more than six decades. We recently tapped into this rich trove of materials to create Boston: The Last 63 Years. It’s a flash drive of footage you won’t anywhere else.

WGBH has been chronicling the story of the city we call home since we first hit the airwaves in 1951. We've recorded — on radio, TV, and the Web — Boston's historic moments and unforgettable individuals, and our reporters and producers have covered the events that have shaped our city and region.

In Boston: The Last 63 Years, you’ll hear the Symphony Hall audience react to learning President Kennedy had been shot, and watch Mayor Kevin White's remarks on the famous 1968 night when "James Brown saved Boston." You’ll see the Red Line being built and what the city looked like during the Blizzard of '78. And you'll revisit local news coverage of the Big Dig and Marathon Bombings.

Look back at these moments and much more.