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Let’s Go to the Videotape: Nonprofit Offers News Clips

Published on September 18, 2012
by Geoffrey A. Fowler and Keach Hagey

For those who envy Jon Stewart’s ability to have TV news clips at his fingertips, a new Internet library service may be just the thing.

On Monday, a San Francisco nonprofit called the Internet Archive launched a free service that will let people sort through archives of every national news program in the U.S. The service, called TV News Search & Borrow, uses transcripts produced for closed captioning, designed for the deaf, to allow anyone to search its archives, pull up video and link to 30-second clips.

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