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The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. We have been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.

The collection spans the presidential administrations of Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The core collection includes evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (since 1968), an hour per day of CNN (since 1995) and Fox News (since 2004). Special news broadcasts found in the Archive include political conventions, presidential speeches and press conferences, Watergate hearings, coverage of the Persian Gulf War, the events of September 11, 2001, the War in Afghanistan, and the War in Iraq.

Individuals request loans of items from our collection for reference, study, classroom instruction, and research. We offer DVDs that are duplications of entire broadcasts as well as compilations of individual news stories specified by the borrower. Borrowers pay fees for the items loaned to cover the costs of providing this service.

All material of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive must be used within the restrictions of the United States copyright legislation. Copyright Public Law 94-553 Section § 108 (f)(3) includes provisions regarding copyright exemptions for audiovisual works and archiving of television news broadcasts.

You can view a bibliography of articles about the Archive and of published research projects that have used the Archive as a resource.

You can browse individual descriptions of program segments.

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