New Resource: Television News Archive
Produced by Vanderbilt University, this database is "the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news." The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (August 1968 - present), and CNN daily news (1995 - present). Also, there are more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since September 1988. These special reports and periodic news broadcasts cover presidential press conferences and political campaign coverage, and national and international events such as the Watergate hearings, the Gulf War, and 9/11. University faculty, staff, and students can view online video from the Archive's collection of CNN material; copies or compilations of other site material can be ordered for a cost-recovery fee paid to Vanderbilt. Note: 60 Minutes, 20/20, and other news magazine programs are not included here.
To view the CNN content, you will need the free RealOne media player from RealNetworks.