The Vanderbilt Television News Archive now has a monthly podcast called News Knowledge, which you can subscribe to through iTunes, or listen to by going to our News Knowledge website.
In this podcast we explore the many ways that the Vanderbilt Television News Archive’s collection of national news broadcasts can be utilized to understand the complex nature of televised news. Through interviews with educators, researchers, technologists, documentarians, and others, we hope to amplify the ideas and voices which shape our understanding of the current events that we witness as citizens through our nation’s televised media outlets.
Our first four episodes are a small sample of the variety of topics that we’ll be sharing:
- An interview with Professor Claudia Verhoeven on her research here at the Archive of news coverage of the Charles Manson trial.
- The Archive’s early years – how we came to be located at Vanderbilt University, told through interviews and news excerpts from the Archive’s collection.
- The legacy of bush pilot Don Sheldon from Talkeetna, Alaska, who was profiled on the CBS Evening News by Charles Kuralt in 1973, recalled in a conversation with his son and grandson.
- The lawsuit filed against Vanderbilt University in 1973 by CBS, in which it was claimed that the Vanderbilt Television News Archive’s recordings of the CBS Evening News violated CBS’s property rights.