Happy News Year! An Exhibit of International News

In celebration of the new year, we’d like to take you on a tour of news broadcasts from around January 1st from more than 60 stations in 30 countries. We hope the Happy News Year exhibit will highlight the amazing breadth of culture and opinion available through daily television news.

This exhibit includes content from Internet Archive’s television collections, Mosaic: World News from the Middle East and Scola.

Happy News Year screen shot

You may also be interested in the Understanding 9/11 Television News Archive.

8 thoughts on “Happy News Year! An Exhibit of International News

  1. Sandra Hubbard

    In 2001, I saved 7,000 3/4″ videotapes from a local television affiliate.  Sadly, they had already destroyed their film library … Which contained invaluable footage from the Desegregation Crisis of 1957 in Little Rock, AR.

    As an independent television producer/ director, I found the destruction of this archive to be inexcusable.  Through a network of friends and events, I transported the 7,000 tapes to my basement, which is underground, and has a constant temperature.  They are there today.

    I am now semi- retired, and want to digitize these tapes.  They encompass 1982-1994.  Being from Little Rock, Arkansas, they include the rise of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  

    Could you please advise me about what resources would be helpful.
    I am not wealthy, but have access to several 501c3 organizations that have supported my work as a filmmaker.  

    Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help me with these efforts.

    With best wishes for the new year…

    1. brewster Post author

      The world thanks you for saving those tapes and indeed it is a shame to lose the film. We received a donation of a similar style collection, but have not digitized it yet.

      Digitizing that number of tapes is doable even by a single person, but it takes determination. We might be able to provide some advice on this front or direct you to others.

      If you are looking for a long term home for this type of collection, we are interested.


      1. Anthony Ridley

        What an amazing lady, I hope you can help. Please could you keep us up to date as it would be great to think you can save her film for all time.

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