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.

Charles Cooper
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Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.

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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