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 Jeff Krulik, director of independent documentary films and former Discovery Channel producer. Edited by Siobhan Hagan. [I grew up in Bowie, MD] and graduated Bowie High School 1979. Moved there after spending the first two years of my life in Langley Park, MD. My Mom was from Baltimore, my Dad from NYC. He was … Continue reading Movie Maker Profile: Jeff Krulik
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