A well organized archive of television coverage from September 11, 12, and 13, 2001 from the networks ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC is conveniently available on the website www.archive.org.[1]  --  A more complete version of the collection, containing 3,000 hours of television coverage from 20 channels over seven days, is available at Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive.  --  If we correctly understand the history of this archive, it was first made available at the First Amendment Center outside Washington, D.C., was taken down in a datacenter move in 2003, and then returned online in March 2007....




You can find a more complete version of this collection (3000 hours of television from 20 channels over 7 days) at Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive.

This collection contains television news programs recorded live from around September 11, 2001, by the non-profit Television Archive to help patrons research this important part of United States history.  These materials were available on the televisionarchive.org site from October 11, 2001 through 2003.

Watch a video summary of the news coverage on September 11, 2001.

The Internet Archive, a non-profit library, is loaning these items to our patrons to view for strictly non-commercial research purposes.

You can view the televisionarchive.org site in the Wayback Machine  -- although not all of the links are intact, you can still read analysis of the events that were posted on the site:

    Therapeutic Patriotism and Beyond
    Terrorism, Television and the Rage for Vengeance
    Media Beat: When Journalists Report for Duty
    Television Conventions
    Terrorism and the Sublime
    Media Convergence and Its Consequences
    Minute by Minute with the Broadcast News
    Media Advisory: Media March to War
    Action Alert: Media Pundits Advocate Civilian Targets

Because we have tried to get this collection up as quickly as possible, there are some segments that have not been uploaded yet (see a list of these files).  We will continue to add files as they become available.