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TV & Radio Broadcast Transcripts

Search Tips & Getting Help with Transcripts

Broadcast transcripts can be difficult to find for many reasons, so here are a few tips that may help:

  • Because of technology changes over the years, a given program's transcripts may exist in a number of different formats such as microfilm, video, print, or online full-text. Look in the ALICE Catalog in addition to databases.
  • This is also true for online full-text databases. For example, Lexis Nexis will have different transcripts than Factiva, so you may need to search both.
  • Often transcripts or audio & video archives can be found at the website of a news outlet. Try the BBC News website, PBS NewsHour, etc.