BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the state's public television network, says it will contribute TV footage to add to a national project to inventory, digitize and preserve American history.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is preserving 40,000 hours of footage as part of its American Archive project.

LPB says it will provide excerpts from "Uncle Earl," its award-winning documentary about former Gov. Earl K. Long; a 1983 documentary about school segregation in Louisiana and footage from a 1984 documentary about the Louisiana Hayride, a country music radio and TV show in Shreveport that helped launch the career of Elvis Presley.

The CPB plans to house the American Archive in a permanent location and expand the project in the future.