We’re very happy to announce the launch of News Knowledge, a podcast focusing on insights related to televised news media, produced here at Vanderbilt University. The Television News Archive at the Vanderbilt University Library maintains the nation’s most extensive archive of broadcast news recordings in the United States. The TV News Archive began recording in August 1968 and will reach its fiftieth year anniversary next summer. How may library projects can claim such a legacy of achievement for the social good?
In this podcast, two staff members of the Television News Archive, Russ Mason and Skip Pfeiffer, interview archivists, researchers, and social activists who depend on access to this fair, impartial, and objective record of broadcast television news. We hope that you, our listeners, enjoy listening to how news events in our nation’s recent history have been shared and disseminated. We’ll release new episodes every month.
Since you’re here, we also invite you to take advantage of your statutory right to explore and loan news segments from our archive for a small fee. Of course, if you’re ever in Nashville, you are always welcome to visit the Television News Archive in person.
Thanks for listening! And please let us know what you think.
Clifford B. Anderson
Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning
Vanderbilt University Library