Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TVO Launches New Digital Public Archive

Explore four decades of historic TVO gems at

Toronto, February 23, 2011, Canada News Wire - TVO is pleased to announce the launch of its new digital Public Archive, a free online resource that unlocks four decades of made-at-TVO educational programming that stands the test of time.

The centerpiece of TVO’s 40th anniversary celebrations, TVO’s Public Archive is full of rare moments in television history including:

...popular Saturday Night at the Movies host Elwy Yost’s conversations with film legends of the 70s and 80s;

...insights from some of the greatest minds in science and technology like Richard Dawkins, John Polanyi, Carl Sagan and Steve Wozniak;

...interviews with political leaders including every Ontario Premier since John Robarts;
rare moments with Canadian icons like Mordecai Richler, Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence and John Candy;

...and Canadian heroes like Jane Jacobs, June Callwood and Roberta Bondar.

Lisa de Wilde, TVO CEO

“The launch of our Public Archive is one of TVO’s most ambitious projects to date. We’re delighted to both enrich the availability of smart online Canadian media content and re-introduce some of the programs that have made TVO such an important part of life in Ontario.

Everything we do at TVO is about engaging people in ideas and issues that are shaping our province and our world. We view our Public Archive as an ‘archive of ideas’ that adds historical context to the political, cultural, social and economic themes we are exploring today.”

TVO’s Public Archive features beloved TVO programs that have defined TVO over the years. It launches with over 375 programs and segments that would take more than five days to watch. The site includes episodes of Polka Dot Door, Today’s Special, Prisoners of Gravity, Imprint, Realities, Studio 2, the interviews portion of Saturday Night at the Movies, The Education of Mike McManus, Between the Lines and more. It also includes the new “Think Again” podcast series where programs are re-cut and re-mixed, examining important issues and placing them in context of the world today. New content will be added to the Public Archive regularly.

TVO’s Public Archive is a valuable resource for researchers, filmmakers, writers, bloggers and anyone who wants to learn more about the cultural history that has made Ontario what it is today. Visit to explore content by program title, year, guest, subject or playlist.

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