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 to 2001
Summary
The collection contains broadcast programs, and other matierials 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," "Personally Speaking," and "Woods and Waters." 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.
Encoded archival description
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