CNET News Daily Podcast: Saving genocide testimony--before the tapes disintegrate

In a race against time, a massive digitization project is getting underway at the University of Southern California to save 100,000 hours worth of Holocaust an other survivor interviews.

The University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute has begun a five-year project with the objective of saving and disseminating testimonies of Holocaust and other genocide survivors. CNET News' Greg Sandoval, whose story today chronicles what's by any account a massive technology transition--the digitization of 100,000 hours of interviews at a cost of more than $8 million--offers an overview of the project.


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