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Dispatches from the TV Archive Team

How Trump’s tape and apology played on cable news shows

Last Friday, after Washington Post reporter David Farenthold broke the news of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape capturing Donald Trump talking about grabbing women by the genitals, and Trump subsequently issued a video apology, those video clips became fodder for TV news shows. What they chose to show, and how often, however, varied by network, according to an analysis by the […]

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Free the Clips! Who Shared Prez Debate #2?

What happens when you open up political debate broadcasts for sharing and commentary by press and the public? That’s what the Internet Archive has been testing over the past few debates by providing a near real-time public feed. Given the volatile dynamics of this election, all eyes were on Sunday’s town-hall debate in St. Louis. Here are a few ways […]

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Get your data on most aired clips by TV news from second prez debate

The most aired debate segments by TV news shows in post-debate commentary last night focused on Trump’s response to charges he bragged about sexual assault and his pronouncement that Hillary Clinton should be in jail. In the first segment, Donald Trump replied to Anderson Cooper’s question: Cooper: “You bragged that you sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?” Trump: “No, […]

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