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Reunion of two sisters © Korean Broadcasting System

The Archives of the KBS Special Live Broadcast "Finding Dispersed Families"

Registration year: 2015
Submission year: 
2014
Collection ID: 
2014-41

Collection information

Submitted by: 
South Korea

The Archives of the KBS Special Live Broadcast “Finding Dispersed Families” comprises 20,522 records of live broadcasts by the Korean Broadcasting System of reunions of war-dispersed families from June 30 through November 14, 1983. It holds 463 videotapes of 453 hours and 45 minutes of broadcasts, producers’ journals, applications to participate, broadcast ephemera, audiotapes, and photographs. The KBS Special Live Broadcast “Finding Dispersed Families” raised widespread recognition in Korea and around the world of the deep scars that the Cold War had left on individuals.

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The 463 videotapes of the original recording of the KBS Special Live Broadcast © Korean Broadcasting System
The 463 videotapes of the original recording of the KBS Special Live Broadcast
© Korean Broadcasting System

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Records produced by the KBS
© Korean Broadcasting System

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Music albums on the theme of dispersed family reunions used during the broadcast © Korean Broadcasting System
Music albums on the theme of dispersed family reunions used during the broadcast
© Korean Broadcasting System

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A Scene of the area around KBS and Yeouldo Plaza during the days of broadcasting © Korean Broadcasting System
A Scene of the area around KBS and Yeouldo Plaza during the days of broadcasting
© Korean Broadcasting System

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Posters covering the ceiling, walls and floor of the KBS main building and people crowded to plaster and read them © Korean Broadcasting System
Posters covering the ceiling, walls and floor of the KBS main building and people crowded to plaster and read them
© Korean Broadcasting System

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Posters covering the ceiling, walls and floor of the KBS main building and people crowded to plaster and read them © Korean Broadcasting System
Posters covering the ceiling, walls and floor of the KBS main building and people crowded to plaster and read them
© Korean Broadcasting System

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A person trying to draw notice on this story © Korean Broadcasting System
A person trying to draw notice on this story
© Korean Broadcasting System

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Live broadcasting © Korean Broadcasting System
Live broadcasting
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Reunion of a dispersed family © Korean Broadcasting System
Reunion of a dispersed family
© Korean Broadcasting System

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Reunion of two sisters © Korean Broadcasting System
Reunion of two sisters
© Korean Broadcasting System