MPTV Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video ( mins.) ; sd., col. : 3/4 in.
Secondary Format and Extent
video ( mins.) ; sd., col. : 1 in.
Collection Date Range
1979 - 2001
Summary
The collection contains broadcast programs, and other materials including public service announcements and political campaign spots. Public affairs and general interest series represented include "Great American Woodlots," "Home: The History of Maine," "Maine Reporters Notebook," "Media Watch," and "Personally Speaking." Cultural programs include "Bangor Symphony Orchestra: Tribute to Verner Torkanowsky," and episodes from the series "Painting in Maine."
Programs include "The Grange at the Crossroads," and "Like An Ever Rolling Stream: The Rural Church in Maine" Collection also includes material on the Associated Press (AP) in Maine.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) was using MPTV as a corporate name when these materials were donated. The broadcaster was formed from the merger of WCBB-TV in southern Maine and the University of Maine MPBN network. WCBB-TV went on the air in 1961 as a partnership of Colby College, Bates College, and Bowdoin College.
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