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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

TV News Archive

Thanks to the Internet Archive, the use of video for online research just took a big step forward. PC World reports:
Most people use the Internet Archive to find out what the Web once looked like.
But now the site has an additional function: TV News Search & Borrow, which stores a collection of 1000 national news shows with some 350,000 individual programs dating back to 2009. The site will continue to add new programs 24 hours after they air.
The new project is meant to “help the American voter to better be able to examine candidates and issues” before the November presidential election, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle told the New York Times. Fox, CBS, PBS, CNN, and other national news networks will be represented, as will local newscasts from stations in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.