Author Archives: Nancy Watzman

About Nancy Watzman

Nancy Watzman is Managing Editor, Television Archive.

TV News Lab: Hyperaudio improving TV news video captioning and sharing

In a new blog series, TV News Lab, we’ll demonstrate how the Internet Archive is partnering with technology, journalism, and academic organizations to experiment with and improve the TV News Archive, our free, public, online library of TV news shows. … Continue reading

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TV news highlights: visitor logs, voter turnout, China, North Korea, United Airlines

By Katie Dahl In this week’s look back at TV news highlights that have been fact-checked by our partners, we get a history of the White House policy on releasing visitor logs; a look at how 2016 voter turnout compared … Continue reading

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Find O’Reilly Factor clips on TV News Archive

With yesterday’s announcement Fox News had ousted Bill O’Reilly from the helm of “The O’Reilly Factor,” following mounting complaints of sexual harassment, the pugilistic host’s reign as the “king of cable news” passes into history. However, a good portion of that American political history is preserved … Continue reading

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From Spicer to wiretapping to Sweden: does TV news fuel political rhetoric?

Cross posted from MediaShift. A few hours after after Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, compared Syrian President Bashar Assad to Adolf Hitler, saying, “We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II…You had … someone as despicable as … Continue reading

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TV News highlights: Hitler, Syria, NATO, and more

By Katie Dahl This week our round up of fact-checks of TV appearances by public officials includes: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s claim that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons on his own people; how President Donald Trump’s strategy on Syrian airstrikes varies from … Continue reading

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TV News highlights: stimulus package, global food demand, carbon emissions, and more

By Katie Dahl In this week’s TV News highlight reel, fact-checkers looked into claims about construction projects resulting from former President Barack Obama’s stimulus package, global food demand, carbon emissions, a state law that may seem counter to federal law … Continue reading

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Internet Archive to help First Draft News debunk fake news

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with First Draft News, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to ferreting out misinformation online. In its short existence–it was founded in June 2015–First Draft News has already spearheaded innovative projects that bring together … Continue reading

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TV News highlights: sanctuary cities, cabinet wealth, and more

By Katie Dahl In our weekly highlights reel of fact-checked TV appearances by public officials, we feature our fact-checking partners’ reports on sanctuary cities, what Roger Stone knew about the Podesta emails, the financial wealth of Trump’s cabinet, the loss of U.S. … Continue reading

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TV News highlights: NATO, Russian influence, coal miners, and more

By Katie Dahl This week’s highlight reel of TV News moments fact-checked by our partners at PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker feature the presidential tweet during the congressional hearing about Russian influence on the election, what Germany … Continue reading

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TV news highlights with fact checks: proposed health care reform

By Katie Dahl In this week’s roundup of fact-checked TV news from the TV News Archive, our fact checking partners–FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post‘s Fact Checker–dug into statements from congressional leaders and the Trump administration about the proposed American Health Care … Continue reading

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