“Square Off”

“Square Off”

Next in our highlights from the WJZ-TV Collection, we look at a program that has been airing on Baltimore TV for 30 years. “Square Off”, hosted by Richard Sher, started broadcasting on WJZ-TV in 1975. It consists of the host and several guests who debate on either a local or national politic topic. The show … Continue reading

The WJZ-TV Collection Has Been Moved!

The WJZ-TV Collection Has Been Moved!

We have great news: we were able to complete the physical move of the WJZ-TV Collection from the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library to MARMIA’s storage facility! It took a crew of six on our end, several of the University of Baltimore’s staff, two trips in a 26 foot truck, and about 12 hours on … Continue reading

Beyond Baltimore

Beyond Baltimore

In the last few blog posts, we have focused on highlighting local TV shows that WJZ-TV produced: you could see your teacher recite poetry  and your friends dance to a local band, or you could learn about the history of Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue and traditions from the Eastern Shore. We hate to admit it, but … Continue reading

WJZ’s “City Line”

WJZ’s “City Line”

We want to showcase a few of the locally-produced television programs from our recent acquisition of the WJZ-TV Collection.  The first that we will highlight is “City Line”, a public affairs television program with topics centered around Baltimore City’s black community, as well as having a black cast and crew. First broadcasting in 1982, “City Line” … Continue reading

MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!

MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) has recently acquired the WJZ-TV Collection, including one-of-a-kind audio and video formats. WJZ-TV is Baltimore’s third television station in history, having first  broadcast in November 1948. The WJZ-TV Collection is extremely rare. There are only a handful of network affiliate station archives in the United States that have … Continue reading

How Can You Help?

Our President & CEO recently spoke on WYPR’s “Maryland Humanities Connection” about MARMIA and a film from our collections. You can listen to this radio podcast here and watch the home movie that was mentioned here. Siobhan also discussed MARMIA’s need for assistance in fulfilling our mission to preserve and provide access to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic’s moving … Continue reading

Queer Interiors XFR STN

Queer Interiors XFR STN

On January 28, 2017, MARMIA worked with artist Rahne Alexander, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), and the XFR Collective (pronounced “transfer”) to put on a day of video digitization in the BMA’s exhibit, “Queer Interiors”. From the BMA’s website: “Queer Interiors is part of the BMA’s Commons Collaboration initiative, which commissions an artist and … Continue reading

2016 MARMIA Zine!

For a minimum $10 donation to MARMIA, we will send you our 2016 MARMIA zine. The zine covers all of our big accomplishments over the past year and includes ideas for the future–which we cannot achieve without your generous help! Just donate at the button at the top right of our website and email siobhan@marmia.org your … Continue reading