6 writes with news that the Internet Archive has launched an online archive of TV news content
. According to the NY Times, it will "include every morsel of news produced in the last three years by 20 different channels
, encompassing more than 1,000 news series that have generated more than 350,000 separate programs devoted to news." In addition to preserving the works of humankind, the archive is for helping citizens "better understand the issues and candidates in the 2012 U.S. elections by allowing them to search closed captioning transcripts to borrow relevant television news programs."