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Fun Books to Peruse

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Radio's Hidden Voice
Park Library call number: HE8689.8 .S567 2009.

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The Broadcast Century and Beyond: a Biography of American Broadcasting
Park Library call number: PN1990.6.U5 H48 2001.

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A History of Broadcasting in the United States
Davis Library: PN1990.6.U5 G66 2008 (7th Floor).


What is in this guide?

Vintage TVThis page provides links to important resources for the study of the history of broadcasting. Professor: David Cupp at UNC's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In this guide, you will find:

  • TV News Online - view news clips and transcripts from major networks and local affiliates
  • Background Info - find articles and images related to your news event

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Helpful Databases

  • NBC News Archives  
    Over 13,000 NBC News video clips in all areas & time periods. Includes newsreels from the 1940s, coverage of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, coverage of the first day of school in Little Rock in 1957, an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt from 1959.
  • Historic Newspapers
    Full-text and images of several newspapers:
    • The Atlanta Constitution (1868 to 1945)
    • The Baltimore Sun (1837-1987)
    • The Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1986)
    • The Los Angeles Times (1881-1989)
    • The Louisville Courier-Journal (1830 – 1922)
    • The Nashville Tennessean (1812 – 1922)
    • The New York Times (1851 to 3 years ago)
    • The Wall Street Journal (1889-1995)
    • The Washington Post (1877 to 1996).
    great visuals!

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Thank you!  ... Park Library staffer Madeline Veitch for her work on this guide.

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