Twin Cities PBS prides itself on the thousands of hours of historic video we’ve made available online. But all those video hours don’t come easily. Many of our older programs are archived on tape formats that are becoming difficult to access, which is why TPT employees like Rich Brown are spending significant time converting these broadcasts to a digital format we can share with the world.

David Gillette swung by “production tape” to get a peek at this ongoing process. Here’s what he learned.