The Internet Archive has posted an absolutely mesmerizing archive of television coverage of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Starting at 8 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 11 (when the first of the hijacked planes took off from Boston), the site breaks down all the video the archivists could get their hands on into 30 second segments. The archive contains a week’s worth of material from a wide range of networks, including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, a range of US network affiliates, along with channels out of Iraq, Gaza, Russia, Mexico, France, Canada, and Japan. The site also has a big collection of articles about television coverage of the attacks and links to numerous other related materials.
The opportunities for both research and student assignments from this collection are endless. This is amazing stuff. Check it out.
The Internet Archive is a project designed to build an Internet library of texts, audio, moving images and web pages.