The Television News Archive,
housed at Vanderbilt
University, contains recordings of the major networks news broadcasts.
Most news segments contain abstracts in the database.
The broadcasts covered are:
* ABC Evening News: August 5, 1968 - Present.
* CBS Evening News: August 5, 1968 - Present.
* NBC Evening News: August 5, 1968 - Present.
* CNN WorldView: October 2, 1995 -November 3, 2000.
* CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports: February 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001.
* CNN NewsNight: November 5, 2001 - Present.
* ABC Nightline: March 24, 1980 - September 12, 1988 Occasional Coverage.
* ABC Nightline: September 12, 1988 - present: Comprehensive Coverage.
Plus additional special reports, such as presidential speeches,
election coverage, coverage of the Iran hostage crisis, Sept 11th
attacks, or the war in Iraq.
In order to use this free resource, you must complete a brief
registration form. Returning users can simply sign in with your MemberID
Registered users get access to the following services:
- The ability to search our database of news items, representing
news broadcasts in our collection. An abstract is available for
every story within each regular evening newscast. The detailed
information within these abstracts helps not only to locate material
in our collection but also serves as powerful resource for learning
about the events covered by the major U.S. television networks since
- Access to our videotape loan service. All items in our
collection are available for viewing. Select the programs or
segments of programs and we will mail a copy on videotape to you. We
charge a fee for this service to help us recover our costs in
producing the videotape.
Individuals may make requests for
video tape loans for reference, study, classroom instruction, and
research. We offer tapes that are duplications of entire broadcasts as
well as compilation tapes of individual news stories specified by the
borrower. Users pay
fees for tape loans to cover the costs of providing this service.
Broadcasts that are not online may be viewed at the Archive in
Nashville for $10 per hour of viewing time. Please call ahead (
615-322-2927) to make an appointment.
If you have any questions about the content in these collections or
the services provided please
contact the TV
Access is available from campus or off campus.