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This collection is being put together right now. If you're interested in learning more about receiving this special flash drive as a premium with your donation, let us know and we'll shoot you a message when it's complete.
Flash Drive
Gardner Museum Theft
Big Dig Coverage
"The Night James Brown
Saved Boston"

Boston: The Last 63 Years—Your Key to Unlocking Our City’s History


Since WGBH first hit the airwaves in 1951, we’ve been chronicling the story of the city we call home. We’ve recorded — on radio, TV, and the Web — Boston’s historic moments and unforgettable individuals, and our reporters and producers have covered the events that have shaped our city and region.

Over the years we've compiled a fascinating archive, and we recently put some of the highlights together in one place: a flash drive filled with footage you won’t find anywhere else.

You’ll hear the Symphony Hall audience react to learning President Kennedy had been shot, and watch Mayor Kevin White’s remarks on the famous 1968 night when "James Brown saved Boston." You’ll see the Red Line being built and what the city looked like during the Blizzard of ’78. And you’ll revisit local news coverage of the Big Dig and Marathon Bombings.

Look back at these moments and much more with Boston: The Last 63 Years.