Event Videos

Videos of events organized by the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center's Moving Image Section are freely available online. These event videos include book talks, lectures, panels, and more. The National Film Registry, conversations with television journalists, and coverage of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, are among the many topics of these freely available videos.

  • Film, Video
    National Recording Registry 2024 Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has revealed the 25 new additions to the 2024 Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Watch this announcement featuring interviews with inductees including Green Day, Blondie, Doug E. Fresh, the legendary Booker T. Jones, with music from Juan Gabriel, Abba and the Notorious B.I.G.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla D. - Douglas, Jerry - Fresh, Doug E. - Armstrong, Billie Joe - Aguilera, Ivan Gabriel - Harrington, David - Kaukoken, Jorma - Harry, Deborah - Jones, Booker T.
    • Date: 2024-04-16
  • Film, Video
    2023 National Film Registry Announcement The 2023 Library of Congress National Film Registry announces its 25 inductees in this sizzle reel. It features hit films such as "Home Alone," "Apollo 13," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "Love & Basketball" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," as well as independent and influential films such as "12 Years a Slave," "Matewan," "Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision" and "Alambrista!" Artists such as Spike...
    • Date: 2023-12-13
  • Film, Video
    A Conversation with Bill Moyers and Judy Woodruff Veteran journalists Bill Moyers and Judy Woodruff, chair of the executive advisory council of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, will be at the Library of Congress for a conversation and screening to mark the induction of five decades of Moyers' programs in the archive.
    • Contributor: Moyers, Bill - Woodruff, Judy
    • Date: 2023-09-28
  • Film, Video
    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: The Cylinder Era of Recording This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Widzinski, Melissa - Sager, David - Barton, Matthew
    • Date: 2023-08-24
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    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: Les Paul and the Early Days of Multi-Tracking This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Margouleff, Perry - Rosenthal, Steve
    • Date: 2023-08-24
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    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: World War II on Wire and Film This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Barton, Matthew - Bergh, Nicholas
    • Date: 2023-08-24
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    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: The 20th Century on the Radio This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Barton, Matthew
    • Date: 2023-08-24
  • Film, Video
    The Stereo Era begins, 1952-1960 Presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the Library of Congress's sound preservation work at the National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia with all day immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany row.
    • Contributor: Fine, Tom - Barton, Matthew
    • Date: 2023-08-24
  • Film, Video
    Shaping Latino Representation at the Movies with Aitch Alberto Aitch Alberto shares her trajectory breaking into the film industry, the day-to-day experiences and challenges as a director on set and reflections on Latina representation in Hollywood. Alberto is an actor, writer and director for television and short films. Most recently she directed "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" (2022) based on the award-winning novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Her directorial...
    • Contributor: Camacho, Karla - Griffin, Madeline - Arango, Mateo - Alberto, Aitch
    • Date: 2023-07-07
  • Film, Video
    Radio Preservation Task Force: National Recording Preservation Board Conference Current Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow Iru Ekpunobi will premiere a radio art work in a live performance setting. José Alejandro Rivera will perform a live version of his "Co-regulating the spectrum: Meanwhile, the wave" and and we will listen to Andy Stuhl's 25 Hz (2022) and Tyler Maxin's "Untitled (the melody is pursy as is tore into this heart of mine)" (2023).
    • Contributor: Friz, Anna - Roe, Tom - Ekpunobi, Iru
    • Date: 2023-04-29
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    The Library of Congress: Radio Preservation Task Force Board Conference Useful radio has played a key role in workers' organizations, civil rights and antiwar movements and youth rebellion, and it might be considered the pulse of the January 6 Capitol riot. This plenary talk will present sounds and images together with elements of a collective research agenda in the hope of encouraging fieldwork, research, fabulation and critique within this dominant but typically unheard and...
    • Contributor: Friz, Anna - Prelinger, Rick
    • Date: 2023-04-29
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    Radio Preservation Task Force - National Recording Preservation Board An event featuring The Kitchen Sisters, longtime radio producers and audio artists Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva. Their work includes stories for NPR, KQED, AIR and independent podcasts including Hidden Kitchens, Lost & Found Sound, and The Keepers. Their many awards and recognitions for their work at NPR and in podcasting include the duPont-Columbia Award and two Peabody Awards. The Kitchen Sisters archive has...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla - Copeland, Stacey - Fenn, John - Silva, Nikki - Nelson, Davia
    • Date: 2023-04-28
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    Radio Preservation Task Force: National Recording Preservation Board The new LEGENDS project is a comprehensive study of the people and events that helped shape 80 years of America���s Black radio culture into the digital age. The Black Women In Radio (BWIR) National Historical Collection acknowledges 70 years of radio history in a special presentation featuring distinguished collection members, known as Inaugural 30.
    • Date: 2023-04-28
  • Film, Video
    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just...
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Film, Video
    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 2 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just...
    • Date: 2008-03-13
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    Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete" Kelly Cresap, who teaches in the professional writing program at the University of Maryland, discussed his book "Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete," which examines the implications of pop artist Andy Warhol's life-long penchant for playing the fool. Cresap points out how Warhol, by habitually adopting the guise of a fool in public, obscured his intentions as both a pop artist and a filmmaker....
    • Contributor: Cresap, Kelly
    • Date: 2005-05-17