Curated History: Broadcast News Scripts

The UNT digital library has an extensive collection of archival broadcast news scripts from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas. Many include dispatches from other parts of the state, including Lufkin! I like that the scripts include handwritten notes, so you can see the last minute edits.

While this isn’t a public domain resource, the library encourages “fair use” which can include sourcing for a school paper, presentation or research project; citation in public discussion or forums, or genealogical research.

“Lawless Lufkin.” NBC 5/KXAS News Scripts (AR0787), University of North Texas Special Collections
“Lufkin’s 80th Anniversary. NBC 5/KXAS News Scripts (AR0787), University of North Texas Special Collections
“Lufkin Storm.” NBC 5/KXAS News Scripts (AR0787), University of North Texas Special Collections
“Lufkin Politics, 1972.” NBC 5/KXAS News Scripts (AR0787), University of North Texas Special Collections

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