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Television News Archive Indexes

Alternate Title:
Vanderbilt Television News Archive

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
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The world's most available, extensive and complete archive of major network television news. The database currently includes 725,000 records, including abstracts at the story level of regular evening news and special news program. These broadcasts cover presidential press conferences and political campaigns, national and international events such as the Watergate hearings, the plight of American hostages in Iran, the Persian Gulf war, and the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001. All broadcasts are copyright protected for class and research use. 

The database will list results of individual story-level records. From each of these records you can press the button to display the listing of the entire program.

Online video is available for CNN news broadcasts from 1999 to the present, as indicated by the Video clip available.

You can request complete programs or compilations of selected items to be copied onto videotape. The news archive charges a fee to recover the cost of providing this service.

Number of Users:
Unlimited simultaneous users
Resource Advocate:
Liu, Jian
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Making War, Making Peace: Themester
  • Telecommunications
  • Journalism
  • News & Current Events
  • Military Science
  • Communication and Culture
  • European Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Global Studies
  • American Studies
  • Economics
  • Political Science

Library of Congress Subjects:

Television broadcasting of news--United States--Indexes.
Video tapes--Indexes.