Archive Highlights



    The STATION REEL presents WNET footage spanning 50+ years, featuring clips from the following programming areas: dance; Nature/natural history; civil rights; music performance; arts and culture; drama; science; politics; New York City; and technology.

  • Nature


    The NATURE REEL presents wildlife and natural history footage from the award-winning NATURE series, featuring clips of bears, hummingbird, dolphins, salmon, skunk, snakes, wolves, eagles, alligator, and many others.

  • Dance


    The DANCE REEL presents classical ballet, tap and modern dance footage, featuring choreographers like George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Robert Joffrey, Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham, and dancers like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Martins, Judith Jamison and Savion Glover.

  • Music


    The MUSIC REEL presents jazz, blues, soul, rock/pop and classical music performance footage, featuring artists like Stevie Wonder, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, B.B. King, Itzhak Perlman, Glenn Gould and many others.

  • African American History & Culture

    African American History & Culture

    The AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE REEL presents civil rights documentary, black culture and music performance footage, featuring Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Al Green and many others.

  • Authors


    The AUTHORS REEL presents interview and performance footage of poets, playwrights and novelists, featuring Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Allen Ginsberg, Maurice Sendak, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Miller and many others.

  • Artists


    The ARTISTS REEL presents footage of painters, photographers and performance artists at work and in conversation, featuring Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, Dorothea Lange, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Man Ray, Andy Warhol and many others.

  • NJ PBS

    NJ PBS

    The NJ PBS REEL presents scenics of New Jersey, featuring the Jersey Shore, cities like Trenton, Jersey City, and Atlantic City, universities like Princeton and Rutgers and nature areas like the Pine Barrens. For additional NJ PBS News segments, check out

In-Depth Look



    This half hour reel is an example of the depth of WNET’s collection of rights managed content in the African American History & Culture genre. Some of the featured clips include: Malcom X on an episode of “The Open Mind;” musical artists including Stevie Wonder, Al Green and Bill Withers performing on “Soul!;” an interview with Muhammad Ali about race relations in America in “A Conversation with Muhammad Ali.”

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