Dispatches from the TV Archive Team

Tales from the TV News Archive presidential debate near real-time livestream

During last night’s presidential debate, the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive experimented with something new: a near real-time live stream of the first presidential debate. This online video stream is editable, embeddable, and shareable on social media. We were the only public library of the debate capturing these clips within minutes, while the candidates were still duking it out. The debate is […]

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Presidential debate TV project to track candidates’ coverage

Presidential debates matter. Voters learn about presidential candidates and their stances on issues from debates and subsequent news coverage. Now, in a new collaboration, the Internet Archive and the Annenberg Public Policy Center aim to help journalists and the public better understand how television news shows present what happens in the debates in post-debate TV coverage. This includes which exchanges […]

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Go back in time to search and view past presidential debates on the TV News Archive

Research by Robin Chin With pollsters predicting a tightening presidential race, the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which will take place on September 26, 2016 at Hofstra University, could draw a large audience. The expectation is that sparks will fly — but exactly how, and what will be remembered, belongs to the (near) future. Many historical presidential debates from […]

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