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Louis Armstrong archive brings his influence into new era

Clip: 02/24/2019 | 11m 29s

Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, left behind a vast trove of materials including collages, scrapbooks, and audio recordings when he died in 1971. The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens digitized its archive and is building a new campus to make his materials more accessible and to carry the Armstrong legacy to new generations. Megan Thompson reports.

Aired: 02/24/19

Rating: NR

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