This blog post was written by MARMIA’s Audiovisual Archivist, Joana Stillwell. Joana joined MARMIA as our first official staff member in June of 2021. We are so thrilled to have her on the MARMIA Team and for you to meet her! Joana at MARMIA’s office at Impact Hub, Baltimore. Hello! My name is Joana Stillwell … Continue reading Meet MARMIA’s AV Archivist
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Remote Summer Intern from Ryerson University, Iris Robinson. Iris lives in Canada and remotely worked this May-August on making our WJZ-TV Collection and our home movie collections more accessible. This summer, I had the opportunity to complete a remote internship at MARMIA over the course of 12 … Continue reading Remote Summer 2021 Intern: Work Overview
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Remote Summer Intern from Ryerson University, Iris Robinson (pictured below). Iris lives in Canada and has been remotely spending this May-August working on making our WJZ-TV Collection and our home movie collections more accessible. We are thrilled to have Iris join the MARMIA Team for the summer … Continue reading MARMIA’s Remote Summer Intern
Donate now https://vimeo.com/228746346 The above is a short selection from "This is Baltimore!", a promotional film that was made for the WJZ-TV station in 1959. We need your help to save more historic footage like this! Visit our fundraiser to make a tax-deductible donation. Special thanks to Colorlab in Rockville, Maryland for the in-kind transfer!
The first "Eyewitness News" format began in 1959 at a local television station in Cleveland (now WKYC-TV), which was a Group W-owned station. It was the United States' first 90-minute local newscast and defined the role of the reporter as a “witness” to news events for its audiences. Following its success, the other Group W … Continue reading WJZ’s “Eyewitness News”
The following post was written by guest blogger, Eli Pousson, of Baltimore Heritage. One of the many unique shows in the WJZ-TV collection recently acquired by MARMIA is "People Are Talking"—a morning program most famously hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Richard Sher. Then 24-year-old Winfrey's popularity as a co-host of the program led her to … Continue reading WJZ’s “People are Talking”
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 WJZ’s “Square Off”
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 The WJZ-TV Collection Has Been Moved!
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
Next up in our highlighting of the WJZ-TV Collection, we feature two shows at the same time. You can't mention the history of one without the other: "The Buddy Deane Show" was a teen dance show featuring popular music and dance, broadcasting on Channel 13 from 1957-1964. It was created by Zvi Shoubin and based … Continue reading WJZ’s “The Buddy Deane Show” and “Shakedown”