Research Historical Election News Coverage

Posted November 2nd, 2006 by Katherine McNeill

Can’t get enough media coverage this election season? MIT Libraries has a membership in the Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University, the world’s most available, extensive and complete archive of U.S. television news.

The Vanderbilt Television Archive provides online access to an archive of CNN’s coverage of campaign events since 1995. Election night coverage, debates, press conferences, speeches, CNN evening news broadcasts, and many other programs are available in streaming video.

Additionally, the Vanderbilt Television Archive provides an index to coverage of the broadcasts of other networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) since 1968, including an extensive archive of ABC’s Nightline. Tapes of these broadcasts can be borrowed for a fee from Vanderbilt’s Archives.

Access the Archive via Vera or its shortcut URL, http://libraries.mit.edu/get/tvnews.

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