Transcripts are valuable because experts may engage in debate so researchers can learn about different sides of an issue. Additionally, transcripts are useful because experts may make comments that can be used to support assertions in your own writing.
Transcripts are useful for other reasons as well. They are a source of timely information on breaking events, they can provide a contemporaneous commentary on historical events, they can give researchers an idea about the media coverage of a topic, and they are good resources for finding speeches and interviews with public figures.
Both Lexis Advance and WestlawNext include transcripts of selected radio and television programs. Content comes from ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, Federal News Service, Fox, MSNBC, NPR, NBC, PBS, and more. Transcripts may also be available from network or program websites. See below for screen shots on accessing transcripts on Lexis Advance and WestlawNext, click on the image for a larger view.
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