The Vanderbilt University Television News Archive 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 the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC (since 1968), and CNN (since 1995). The archive also includes more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989, presidential press conferences and political campaign coverage, and significant national and international events.
Title and text descriptions for each news broadcast permit sophisticated searching of all material in the archive. The archive's search interface, the TV-NewsSearch database, includes over 705,000 records describing items of news content which can be searched using keyword or boolean techniques. Detailed searching instructions are contained in the TV-NewsSearch database, along with instruction for downloading the free RealOne media player required for viewing the collection video. (Requires downloading free RealOne media player from Real Networks