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, … Continue reading Baltimore and Beyond
We have launched our official crowdfunding campaign to help preserve and provide access to the WJZ-TV Collection. Watch our video and donate here! Thank you so much! https://vimeo.com/220332951
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 … Continue reading WJZ’s “City Line”
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 MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!
By Siobhan Hagan As the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos weekend draws to an end, I feel satisfied with my celebrations and am ready to move forward. After all, it isn't every October that you get to talk to a local TV legend on the phone! I am unfortunately just too young and missed … Continue reading How Do I Love Thee, TV Horror Hosts? Let Me Count the Ways…
By Siobhan HaganMarMIA recently published a post about the local news collection held by the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library Special Collections. In that post there is included a brief history of the local television stations in Baltimore. It is important to research the history of television in Baltimore in much greater depth: to understand … Continue reading Making Chesapeake Airwaves
By Siobhan Hagan It has been exactly two weeks since the last day of the Maryland Film Festival. I have needed this time to recover from travel/time zone differences, working as a tech checker for the festival, and trying to show my boyfriend the amazingness of Baltimore. We got little sleep and drank lots of … Continue reading MarMIA hearts MFF (and TAMI too!)
By Siobhan Hagan The University of Baltimore has a large amount of moving images held by its Langsdale Library’s Special Collections Department in the WMAR-TV and the WJZ-TV Collections. WMAR-TV was the first television station in Baltimore, Maryland, and was one of the first television stations in the United States. It had its first broadcast … Continue reading AV @ UB