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

Documentary heritage submitted by the Republic of Korea and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© Korean Broadcasting System
Reunion of two sisters

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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