The Internet Archive launched TV News Archive today. The collection has 3 years worth of news programs from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. New content will be added 24 hours after the programs have aired. You can search the broadcasts’ closed caption transcripts by keyword. For information on using video resources, please check out our research guide.
Looking for news segments?
The Research Center has a subscription to the Vanderbilt Television Archive. It has over 950,000 video news segments, complete with searchable abstracts. The archive includes evening news broadcasts from ABC (August 5, 1968 – present), CBS (August 5, 1968 – present), and NBC (August 5, 1968 – present), as well as FoxNews Reports (January 15, 2004 – present) and CNN since its starting date in 1980. The archive also contains ABC’s Nightline and Special Report coverage. We also have access to 400,000 CNN & NBC segments as well — you can access the service via our Databases A-Z page.
The Vanderbilt Television News Archive also provides a video loan service to individuals interested in viewing the archived materials from ABC, CBS, NBC, and FoxNews. Items ordered through the Vanderbilt Television News Archive Web site are available in DVD format and are eligible for an educational discount.
You may legally stream online or play items from DVDs into the classroom setting as long as it is for educational purposes. If streaming we have set up permalinks for easy quick access to the individual records.
If you have any questions about this resource — please let us know!