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Introducing the 9/11 TV News Archive

As part of an enormous effort to make television programming available for scholarly and journalistic use, the digital librarians at Internet Archive have compiled more than 3,000 hours’ worth of international TV news across 20 channels from the week immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The project is co-sponsored by the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Explore a user-friendly digital timeline of the events here, and hear digital archivist Brewster Kahle introduce the project below. –ARK

Internet Archive:

The 9/11 Television News Archive is a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists, and the public, it presents one week of news broadcasts for study, research and analysis.

Television is our pre-eminent medium of information, entertainment and persuasion, but until now it has not been a medium of record. This Archive attempts to address this gap by making TV news coverage of this critical week in September 2001 available to those studying these events and their treatment in the media.

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