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Vanderbilt Television News Archive Database Trial

For the past fifty years, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive has recorded and indexed news coverage so that it can be studied and analyzed. The collection indexes and describes segments of evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC from 1968- present, along with one hour per day from CNN (1995- present) and Fox News (2004- present,) as well as selected clips from other networks. The segments from NBC and CNN are available to watch as streaming video. See contemporary news coverage of the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the movement to divest from apartheid South Africa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s swearing in as a justice of the Supreme Court, Barack Obama’s election to the presidency, and much more.

You can search the collection by keyword, date, television network, reporter or anchor, and segment type. Villanova has trial access to this resource through March 9, 2019. Please contact Deborah Bishov ( if you’d like to recommend this database for purchase by the library.

Article by Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences and Instructional Design Librarian
Room 225, 610-519-5207, Email:



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