January 17, 2022

A Keyword Searchable Collection of Presidential Debate Video Recordings (1960-) + Searchable Video of Last Night’s Debate

Th C-SPAN Video Library is home to a collection of U.S. presidential debate recordings dating back to 1960.

These videos also let the viewer keyword search a text transcript and then view those words spoken in the video.

In addition, the C-SPAN Video Library offers a custom video clips sharing feature. You’ll need a free C-SPAN account to use this feature. Here’s a guide to using the video clips feature.

First Presidential Debate–September 29, 2020
The C-SPAN Video Library will be providing near
real-time transcript search of tonight’s presidential debate.

As of today (Sep. 29) the C-SPAN Video Library offers more than 262,000 hours of video, most of it keyword searchable.

Direct to C-SPAN Video Library Presidential Debate Collection

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.