News & Current Events

60 Minutes: 1997-2014

Alternative Titles
Sixty Minutes
Description

Upon completion will contain all 1750 episodes of 60 Minutes from the period 1997-2014.  60 Minutes is a highly successful program, winning 120 Emmy and Peabody awards.  60 Minutes is the longest continuously-running prime-time program in American television history.

Also includes 175 hours of CBS Sunday Morning.

Alexander Street Press provides these programs in high-definition streaming format.  

Trial access through 5/16/15.

 

Type
Video
Coverage
1997-2014
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39490
Access
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Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports 1952 – 1995

Alternative Titles
EIU Country Reports Archive
Description

The Economist Intelligence Unit has published Country Reports since 1952, covering almost 200 countries. Each report presents detailed statistics alongside expert commentary and forecasting from the EIU’s analysts. This database presents the historical reports up to 1995, with all data from the statistical tables fully captured and downloadable in spreadsheet form. This is a unique archive of analysis and explanation of political, economic and commercial developments, together with historcal statistical data

Type
Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
1952-1995
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38855
Access
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Subjects

Current Affairs in Video

Alternative Titles
Politics and Current Affairs
Description

Current Affairs in Video features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day. From the AIDS crisis in Africa to the worldwide impact of European economic instability, the growing interconnectedness of our world has informed a set of global priorities. This collection, growing to more than 500 hours of content allows students and scholars to view global events and trends through an interdisciplinary, multi-regional lens with a focus on core areas such as environmental policy; health policy; human rights, international justice and terrorism; institutional corruption; migration and the global economy; poverty; religious tension and conflict.

Includes films produced by the BBC, SW Pictures and Journeyman Pictures.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38753
Access
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Meet the Press

Description

NBC's Meet the Press is broadcast-television's longest-running program, with interviews, panels and debates from across the political spectrum.  Upon completion, the collection will Include every surviving program  from the show’s inception in 1947 through the end of 2013, roughly 1,600 hours of programming. (Roughly 500 hours are no longer extant.)

Notable programs include

  • Jackie Robinson's appearance in 1957 to discuss Civil Rights and his NAACP involvement
  • Fidel Castro's appearance in 1959
  • several appearances by Indira Gandhi
  • Colin Powell's 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama for US president

All programs can be watched in streaming format.  The Meet the Press database is fully searchable.  All programs are provided with running transcripts.  Programs and clips can be saved to a playlist and shared with others in the U. of Michigan community.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31072
Access
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EnergyWire

Alternative Titles
Energy Wire, EW, E&E, E & E News
Description

Updated daily at 8:30am, EnergyWire is designed to bring readers deep, broad and insightful coverage on the business and political issues surrounding the rapidly expanding unconventional energy industry in the United States and around the world.

From Capitol Hill to government agencies to the industry and Wall St., EnergyWire covers the key issues, including:

- shale oil and gas development, liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil sands, deepwater and arctic drilling, enhanced oil and gas recovery, and other emerging fossil energy sources
- environmental concerns and the effects on water resources
- the debates over regulatory authority and land and mineral rights
- technology development
- finance, mergers and acquisitions
- pipelines, LNG terminals and other energy infrastructure
- economic consequences
- regulatory and legislative issues
- global energy supply and geopolitical implications

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2012 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30810
More Information
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ClimateWire

Alternative Titles
Climate Wire, CW, E&E, E & E News
Description

Designed to bring readers comprehensive coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society.  Updated daily at 8:00am, ClimateWire covers in-depth the key issues that surround the debate over climate change, including:

- Federal agency programs, legislation, policies and funding
- State program development and implementation
- Kyoto implementation
- Post-Kyoto negotiations and nation-state positioning
- International agency activities
- Carbon market development
- Alternative energy research and deployment
- Financial community investment decisions
- Corporate/multi-national response to climate concerns
- Positions and lobbying by stakeholder groups
- Consequences and lessons learned from GHG-reduction efforts
- Latest science research and technology developments
- Effects on water resources, species, ecosystems and agriculture
- Trends and effects for traditional and non-traditional fossil fuel resources
- Consequences for electric utilities
- Economic effects
- Costs to consumers

To access content more than four years old, click on the word SEARCH (in red) next to the search box to connect to the Archive Search screen.
 

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2008 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30808
More Information
Access
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Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)

Description

This online edition of The Daily Mail (1896-2004), a British tabloid newspaper, is fully searchable and browsable.

As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1896-2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30040
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Economist Intelligence Unit Cancellation

Our subscription to the Economist Intelligence Unit, including EIU Country Indicators ended on March 30, 2013.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

EIU was provided by Kresge Business Library.  The Kresge Library suggests these alternatives to EIU:

Country Overview Reports (available across the U of M)


Economic Data Sources (available across the U of M)

 

Page maintained by Jennifer Nason Davis
Last modified: 02/16/2015

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

Description

The full run of newsreels on significant historical events from throughout the 20th century.  Includes the March of Time series, and selected videos from American History in Video and World History in Video, but adds new material from France, Japan, the Netherlands, and other countries throughout the world.

Each film has a transcript or translation. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android device, available for 48 hours. 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29351
Access
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