Professor Tierney and the Vanderbilt TV News Archives

UMaine Sociology’s new Assistant Professor Amber Tierney was asked to participate in a recent short on the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. She was asked to speak to her archival research on social justice and the media using data from the Archive in order to celebrate their 50th Anniversary this August. You can see her segment of this promo at about minute 2.40.

The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. We have been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.

The collection spans the presidential administrations of Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The core collection includes evening news from ABC, CBS, and NBC (since 1968), an hour per day of CNN (since 1995) and Fox News (since 2004).