Keyword Search Video of Last Night’s Presidential Debate
UPDATE (10/17/2012) Keyword Search Video of Second Obama/Romney Presidential Debate
UPDATE (10/12/2012) Keyword Search Video of Biden/Ryan Vice Presidential Debate
A quick note to point out that the wonderful C-SPAN Video Library allows users to keyword search a mechanically generated transcript of last night’s debate and then easily view the video where the words are spoken. You can also embed the entire debate or specific portions of the program.
Direct to First Presidential Debate Video (via C-SPAN Video Library)
Two timelines are available for research.
1. “Text Timeline” with Search Box.
You can limit to words spoken by Lehrer, Obama, and Romney.
2. Graphical Timeline
Cursor over names to view transcript
Btw, transcript search is available for a lot of the material in the C-SPAN Video Library. At the moment, the library contains close to 195,000 hours of material back (aka almost everything) that has aired on C-SPAN Networks back to mid-1980s.
For example, search and view all presidential debates back to 1988.
Audio and Text Transcript
Update (10/17/2012) Transcript And Audio: Second Presidential Debate (via NPR, Federal News Service)
NPR provides a text transcript (via NPR, Federal News Service) along with the audio. They are not synched. You can search this transcript by using Control/Command “F” or Edit-Find.
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