How would you like to be able to search a news archive for all the major news networks (and some smaller ones) at once? Now you can. Try out the Internet Archive TV News. Streaming Video (or, it says, you can “borrow” via DVD, but I haven’t explored that) results for keyword searches. It was originally set up for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, but they now describe themselves:
“The Internet Archive works to preserve the published works of human kind. Inspired by Vanderbilt University’s Television News Archive project, the Internet Archive collects and preserves television news. Like library collections of books and newspapers, this accessible archive of TV news enables anyone to reference and compare statements from this influential medium.
The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added.” –Internet Archive TV News (21 Feb., 2013)