NBC News Archives is the oldest television news collection in the US with editorial, iconic stock footage, exclusive coverage of historical events.

Capturing history as it unfolds since 1948, NBC News has built one of the world’s largest broadcast libraries.

For instant access to decades of history and current events footage, search our website and, if you need customized in-depth research offline, contact our dedicated team. footage@nbcuni.com

Highlights of our collection include:
  • NBC NIGHTLY NEWS: NBC’s daily evening television news program is a tradition that began in 1948, with John Cameron Swayze, and continued with anchors Huntley and Brinkley, John Chancellor, Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams, all covering significant events of the day. NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT continues and enriches that tradition, with comprehensive reports on breaking news and the latest developments in our evolving world.
  • THE TODAY SHOW: Since 1952, TODAY has been the pioneering TV morning news program, focusing on life's full spectrum, including wars, politics, discoveries, fashion trends, achievements, medical breakthroughs, human interest stories, and more.
  • MEET THE PRESS:Meet the Press premiered on November, 1947 and is the longest running program on television. It is the source for interviews with a veritable who's who of national and international newsmakers.  Every man who has occupied the Oval Office has appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press, which JFK once called the “fifty-first state.” In addition to US Presidents, Vice presidents and First Ladies, Meet the Press has featured interviews with all of the world leaders and newsmakers in the last seven decades from Martin Luther King to Indira Gandhi to Fidel Castro to Golda Meir.
  • MSNBC PROGRAM: NBC News is the only broadcast division with an affiliated 24-hour cable news channel, MSNBC. Flagship programs include Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Dayside, MSNBC Special Report, Hardball, Morning Joe, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.

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