How to cite a TV or radio show in APA Style (6th edition)

This article reflects the APA 6th edition guidelines. Click here for APA 7th edition guidelines.

When using information from a radio or TV show, you always have to add the producer of the show to your reference. The producer can normally be found on the website of the show.

Example radio-show in APA Style

Radio
APA-format LastName, Initials. (Function). (Year, Month Day). TitleEpisode [Format]. In FirstInitial LastNameProducer (Function). NameSeries. City, State/CountryProducer.
In reference list Dane, F. T. (DJ). (2015, July 31). Lucille Werner manipulated Lingo [Radio Broadcast]. In P. Franssen (producer). Frank and Friday Show. Hilversum, The Netherlands: Radio 538.
In the text
  • According to the radio broadcast  ‘Lucille Werner manipulated Lingo’ … (Dane, 2015).
  • Dane (2015) suggested in the radio show ‘Frank and Friday Show’ that … .

Example TV-show in APA Style

 TV show
APA-format LastName, Initials. (Function). (Year, Month Day). TitleEpisode [Format]. In FirstInitial LastNameProducer (Function). NameSeries. City, State/CountryProducer.
In reference list Attenborough, D. F. (narrator). (2006, November 19). Jungles [TV-show]. In A. Fothergill (executive producer). Planet Earth. London, United Kingdom: BBC
In the text
  • According to the documentary  … (Attenborough, 2006).
  • Attenborough (2006) suggested in the documentary ‘Jungles’ that … .
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December 10, 2020 at 9:01 PM

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