Earlier today, Internet Archive (archive.org) posted preview clips of everything that was on American network news since 2009. The new digital collection includes 350,000 news programs collected over the past 3 years from 20 TV channels; the major networks and local TV stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The Archive says it will update the site with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired, with older shows to be added later.
“Let a thousand Jon Stewarts bloom.”
- Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle
You can find content by searching for keywords within a certain time frame. The keywords are found in the closed captioning text of each show. The web site allows you to watch the short news clip surrounding the keyword. You can also borrow the entire show or clip in person at the Internet Archive library in San Francisco or order a DVD copy.
Since 1996, the Internet Archive has been a prominent digital library; offering a variety of digital data material including movies, music and almost three million public-domain books. The non-profit organization is also known for its Wayback Machine which can show you cached versions of web sites.