KXAS-NBC 5 News Collection

About KXAS/WBAP

The first television news station in Texas, WBAP signed on the air in 1948. In 1974, the station's call letters were changed to KXAS. During its long history, the station pioneered many broadcast techniques in Texas and the Southwest, including the local newscast, professional weather reporting, all-color news film, intercontinental satellite reporting, closed-caption newscasts, and online computer access. (Source: KXAS, The History of Channel 5, accessed September 27, 2018).

About the Physical Collection

UNT Libraries house the complete news archive of NBC 5/KXAS (formerly WBAP), the oldest television news station in Texas. The archive contains historic broadcast footage, scripts, advertisements, still photography, and research files dating from 1950 through 2012. NBC 5/KXAS has partnered with UNT to ensure that this collection of historic news footage is available for students, scholars, and the general public far into the future.

Licensing

UNT Libraries holds the exclusive right to preserve, reformat, permanently store, and present the NBC 5/KXAS collection online. UNT Libraries has also agreed to act as the licensing agent for the broadcast footage. If you plan to use clips from the NBC 5/KXAS collection for purposes other than personal research — including projects that will be shown to the general public or used for commercial gain — you must obtain permission to license the material. You can learn more and find our licensing request form in our FAQ. Any additional questions about licensing footage should be directed to archivesrarebooks@unt.edu.

Research

A selection of video clips, news scripts, logbooks, and still photographs has already been digitized. You can find information in these materials by browsing the collection or using the search forms in the UNT Digital Library or The Portal to Texas History.

The rest of the collection remains in analog form. You can use our film and video, news scripts and business files, and photographs finding aids to locate materials of interest. Learn more in our FAQ.

Digitization

Reformatting all the media in the NBC 5/KXAS archive will be a multiyear process. To date, the majority of the footage in the collection is not digitized. If you are interested in viewing materials that have yet to be digitally reformatted, you will be responsible for all costs incurred in digitization following Special Collections' reproduction standards, including shipping and postage. You can learn more and find our reproduction and digitization request form in our FAQ.

About the Digital Collection

Available in both the UNT Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History, the KXAS-NBC 5 News Collection contains more than 70,000 items spanning some eight decades of news coverage. Additional materials will be added as funding becomes available.

Why Some News Clips Are Silent

Many of our earlier news clips do not contain sound. When the clips were originally shown on television, a live narrator reading from a script provided the details about what was happening in the clip. In most cases, we have the script available online as well. You can find the script linked under "Relationships" in the "What" section of the descriptive item record associated with the news clip.



At a Glance



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Tarrant County, TX
30,531
Dallas County, TX
24,969
Travis County, TX
1,334
Harris County, TX
865
Denton County, TX
477
Bexar County, TX
385
McLennan County, TX
274
Collin County, TX
251
Los Angeles County, CA
230
Johnson County, TX
227
Ellis County, TX
172
Parker County, TX
164
Palo Pinto County, TX
134
New York County, NY
117
Wise County, TX
116
Wichita County, TX
102
Kerr County, TX
94
Grayson County, TX
91
Cook County, IL
89
Bell County, TX
87
Galveston County, TX
86
Nueces County, TX
86
Brevard County, FL
84
Somervell County, TX
77
Cameron County, TX
74
Navarro County, TX
73
Brazos County, TX
71
Kaufman County, TX
68
Hunt County, TX
66
Miami-Dade County, FL
59
Jefferson County, TX
57
Smith County, TX
56
Potter County, TX
54
Harrison County, TX
47
Walker County, TX
46
Hill County, TX
43
Gregg County, TX
38
Orleans Parish, LA
36
Henderson County, TX
35
Rockwall County, TX
35
Eastland County, TX
34
Hood County, TX
33
Lubbock County, TX
33
El Paso County, TX
31
Jack County, TX
31
Anderson County, TX
30
Cooke County, TX
29
San Diego County, CA
29
Webb County, TX
29
Fannin County, TX
28
Bosque County, TX
27
Hidalgo County, TX
27
Midland County, TX
27
Alameda County, CA
26
Denver County, CO
25
Limestone County, TX
25
Montague County, TX
25
Suffolk County, MA
25
Brown County, TX
22
Erath County, TX
22
Philadelphia County, PA
22
Shelby County, TN
22
Broward County, FL
21
Coryell County, TX
21
Riverside County, CA
21
Taylor County, TX
21
Oklahoma County, OK
20
Orange County, CA
20
Van Zandt County, TX
20
Young County, TX
20
Escambia County, FL
19
Fulton County, GA
19
Morris County, TX
19
Wayne County, MI
19
Wood County, TX
19
Hays County, TX
18
Austin County, TX
17
Rusk County, TX
16
Clark County, NV
15
Houston County, TX
15
Middlesex County, MA
15
Tom Green County, TX
15
Allegheny County, PA
14
Brazoria County, TX
14
Burnet County, TX
14
Pulaski County, AR
14
Starr County, TX
14
Bryan County, OK
13
Dukes County, MA
13
Gillespie County, TX
13
Jefferson County, KY
13
Polk County, IA
13
Brewster County, TX
12
Cuyahoga County, OH
12
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
12
Harrison County, MS
12
Jackson County, MO
12
Stephens County, TX
12
Cherokee County, TX
11
Hopkins County, TX
11
King County, WA
11
Lamar County, TX
11
Orange County, FL
11
Val Verde County, TX
11
Williamson County, TX
11
Angelina County, TX
10
Bowie County, TX
10
Caddo Parish, LA
10
Charleston County, SC
10
Davidson County, TN
10
Montgomery County, OH
10
Sacramento County, CA
10
Waller County, TX
10
Washtenaw County, MI
10
Alexander County, IL
9
Baltimore County, MD
9
Fort Bend County, TX
9
Lake County, IN
9
Milwaukee County, WI
9
Montgomery County, MD
9
Robertson County, TX
9
Santa Barbara County, CA
9
Titus County, TX
9
Upshur County, TX
9
Arlington County, VA
8
Burleson County, TX
8
Duval County, FL
8
Matagorda County, TX
8
Tulsa County, OK
8
Vernon Parish, LA
8
Ward County, ND
8
Woodbury County, IA
8
Atlantic County, NJ
7
Falls County, TX
7
Franklin County, OH
7
Freestone County, TX
7
Goliad County, TX
7
Guilford County, NC
7
Hennepin County, MN
7
Hillsborough County, FL
7
Kleberg County, TX
7
Leon County, TX
7
Liberty County, TX
7
Nacogdoches County, TX
7
Pierce County, WA
7
Santa Clara County, CA
7
Washington County, AR
7
Blanco County, TX
6
Comal County, TX
6
Douglas County, KS
6
Ector County, TX
6
El Paso County, CO
6
Hinds County, MS
6
Jeff Davis County, TX
6
Maricopa County, AZ
6
Marion County, IN
6
Orange County, TX
6
Riley County, KS
6
Summit County, OH
6
Tompkins County, NY
6
Trinity County, TX
6
Victoria County, TX
6
Calcasieu Parish, LA
5
Carter County, OK
5
Clay County, TX
5
Cleveland County, OK
5
Comanche County, OK
5
Comanche County, TX
5
Dauphin County, PA
5
Delta County, TX
5
Essex County, NJ
5
Grafton County, NH
5
Hale County, TX
5
Jones County, TX
5
Kanawha County, WV
5
Knox County, TX
5
Leavenworth County, KS
5
Llano County, TX
5
Marin County, CA
5
Marion County, TX
5
Maverick County, TX
5
Menard County, TX
5
Merrimack County, NH
5
Monterey County, CA
5
Montgomery County, TX
5
Moore County, TX
5
Murray County, OK
5
Pima County, AZ
5
Presidio County, TX
5
Prince George's County, MD
5
Richmond County, GA
5
Worcester County, MA
5
Bastrop County, TX
4
Borden County, TX
4
Briscoe County, TX
4
Chatham County, GA
4
Coconino County, AZ
4
Colorado County, TX
4
Dane County, WI
4
Duval County, TX
4
Fayette County, TX
4
Forsyth County, NC
4
Frederick County, MD
4
Hamilton County, TX
4
Indian River County, FL
4
Jefferson County, MS
4
Jim Wells County, TX
4
Kinney County, TX
4
Luzerne County, PA
4
Marshall County, IA
4
Mitchell County, TX
4
Mobile County, AL
4
Monroe County, FL
4
Motley County, TX
4
Nassau County, NY
4
Newton County, TX
4
Palm Beach County, FL
4
Park County, WY
4
Peoria County, IL
4
Reeves County, TX
4
Sedgwick County, KS
4
Shackelford County, TX
4
Shelby County, TX
4
Sullivan County, NY
4
Swisher County, TX
4
Ventura County, CA
4
Wilbarger County, TX
4
Zavala County, TX
4
Archer County, TX
3
Blaine County, OK
3
Bristol County, MA
3
Chambers County, TX
3
Coleman County, TX
3
De Soto Parish, LA
3
Deaf Smith County, TX
3
Douglas County, NE
3
Fairfield County, CT
3
Fayette County, KY
3
Forrest County, MS
3
Glynn County, GA
3
Guadalupe County, TX
3
Hamilton County, OH
3
Hampshire County, MA
3
Haskell County, TX
3
Henrico County, VA
3
Hidalgo County, NM
3
Howard County, TX
3
Hutchinson County, TX
3
Karnes County, TX
3
Kendall County, TX
3
Lampasas County, TX
3
Lincoln County, OK
3
Madison County, TX
3
Mason County, TX
3
McCulloch County, TX
3
Minnehaha County, SD
3
Multnomah County, OR
3
Natchitoches Parish, LA
3
New Haven County, CT
3
Nolan County, TX
3
Onondaga County, NY
3
Pinellas County, FL
3
Polk County, TX
3
Racine County, WI
3
Ramsey County, MN
3
Richland County, SC
3
Salt Lake County, UT
3
Sangamon County, IL
3
Tippecanoe County, IN
3
Westchester County, NY
3
Zapata County, TX
3
Adair County, IA
2
Alachua County, FL
2
Albany County, NY
2
Anderson County, TN
2
Atascosa County, TX
2
Auglaize County, OH
2
Bailey County, TX
2
Bandera County, TX
2
Barnstable County, MA
2
Bath County, VA
2
Bergen County, NJ
2
Berkshire County, MA
2
Boulder County, CO
2
Calaveras County, CA
2
Calhoun County, AL
2
Cameron Parish, LA
2
Camp County, TX
2
Carlisle County, KY
2
Cass County, TX
2
Chaves County, NM
2
Cochran County, TX
2
Collingsworth County, TX
2
Concho County, TX
2
Cottle County, TX
2
Dutchess County, NY
2
Eagle County, CO
2
Erie County, NY
2
Floyd County, TX
2
Franklin County, TX
2
Garvin County, OK
2
Hamilton County, NY
2
Hardin County, TX
2
Hockley County, TX
2
Howard County, IN
2
Hudson County, NJ
2
Hudspeth County, TX
2
Ingham County, MI
2
Jasper County, TX
2
Jefferson County, AL
2
Jefferson County, AR
2
Kent County, DE
2
Lauderdale County, MS
2
Leon County, FL
2
Madison County, AL
2
Marion County, MO
2
Marshall County, OK
2
McDonald County, MO
2
McKean County, PA
2
Medina County, TX
2
Mercer County, NJ
2
Middlesex County, NJ
2
Montgomery County, AL
2
Muskogee County, OK
2
Oneida County, NY
2
Ottawa County, OK
2
Rains County, TX
2
Red River County, TX
2
Saline County, KS
2
Sebastian County, AR
2
Shawnee County, KS
2
Snohomish County, WA
2
Sublette County, WY
2
Sumner County, TN
2
Terrell County, TX
2
Tyler County, TX
2
Union County, NJ
2
Volusia County, FL
2
Ward County, TX
2
Washington County, TX
2
Will County, IL
2
Willacy County, TX
2
Wood County, WV
2
Wyandotte County, KS
2
Accomack County, VA
1
Ada County, ID
1
Adams County, CO
1
Adams County, ID
1
Alamance County, NC
1
Allen County, IN
1
Aransas County, TX
1
Avoyelles Parish, LA
1
Baldwin County, AL
1
Bartholomew County, IN
1
Beaufort County, SC
1
Bee County, TX
1
Bibb County, GA
1
Black Hawk County, IA
1
Boone County, MO
1
Bradford County, FL
1
Bronx County, NY
1
Brooks County, TX
1
Caddo County, OK
1
Calhoun County, TX
1
Callahan County, TX
1
Callaway County, MO
1
Carbon County, WY
1
Carroll County, KY
1
Carson County, TX
1
Cascade County, MT
1
Cass County, MN
1
Chattahoochee County, GA
1
Childress County, TX
1
Choctaw County, OK
1
Collier County, FL
1
Columbia County, NY
1
Contra Costa County, CA
1
Coos County, NH
1
Craighead County, AR
1
Crockett County, TX
1
Crosby County, TX
1
Culberson County, TX
1
Cumberland County, ME
1
Dale County, AL
1
Dallam County, TX
1
Dallas County, AL
1
Dawson County, TX
1
DeWitt County, TX
1
Donley County, TX
1
Dougherty County, GA
1
Durham County, NC
1
Ellis County, OK
1
Essex County, MA
1
Essex County, NY
1
Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK
1
Fairfax County, VA
1
Fisher County, TX
1
Flathead County, MT
1
Florence County, SC
1
Franklin County, KS
1
Fremont County, CO
1
Gage County, NE
1
Gaines County, TX
1
Garland County, AR
1
Garza County, TX
1
Geauga County, OH
1
Genesee County, MI
1
Giles County, TN
1
Giles County, VA
1
Gloucester County, NJ
1
Gonzales County, TX
1
Grady County, OK
1
Gray County, TX
1
Greenbrier County, WV
1
Greene County, AL
1
Greenville County, SC
1
Greer County, OK
1
Gunnison County, CO
1
Hall County, NE
1
Harney County, OR
1
Harrison County, IA
1
Hartford County, CT
1
Haskell County, OK
1
Hempstead County, AR
1
Highlands County, FL
1
Hillsborough County, NH
1
Hinsdale County, CO
1
Hot Spring County, AR
1
Hughes County, OK
1
Humboldt County, CA
1
Huron County, OH
1
Iberia Parish, LA
1
Imperial County, CA
1
Independence County, AR
1
Inyo County, CA
1
Jackson County, MS
1
Jackson County, OK
1
Jefferson County, MO
1
Jefferson County, WA
1
Johnson County, AR
1
Johnson County, IA
1
Johnson County, KS
1
Kenedy County, TX
1
Kennebec County, ME
1
Kern County, CA
1
Kimble County, TX
1
Kings County, CA
1
Labette County, KS
1
Lackawanna County, PA
1
Laclede County, MO
1
Lafourche Parish, LA
1
Lamb County, TX
1
Lancaster County, NE
1
Lane County, OR
1
Lehigh County, PA
1
Lewis County, MO
1
Linn County, IA
1
Live Oak County, TX
1
Logan County, OK
1
Lucas County, OH
1
Lynn County, TX
1
Macomb County, MI
1
Macon County, IL
1
Macon County, TN
1
Madison County, IA
1
Madison County, NY
1
Mahoning County, OH
1
Marion County, OR
1
Martin County, TX
1
McCurtain County, OK
1
Mendocino County, CA
1
Mercer County, ND
1
Meriwether County, GA
1
Milam County, TX
1
Miller County, AR
1
Mills County, TX
1
Mohave County, AZ
1
Monroe County, GA
1
Monroe County, IN
1
Monroe County, NY
1
Montgomery County, KS
1
Morgan County, AL
1
Muscogee County, GA
1
New Castle County, DE
1
New Hanover County, NC
1
Newton County, IN
1
Ohio County, WV
1
Okfuskee County, OK
1
Oldham County, TX
1
Orange County, NY
1
Otero County, NM
1
Otsego County, NY
1
Panola County, MS
1
Panola County, TX
1
Parmer County, TX
1
Pecos County, TX
1
Pennington County, SD
1
Pickens County, SC
1
Pike County, AR
1
Pike County, IL
1
Pike County, OH
1
Pitkin County, CO
1
Plaquemines Parish, LA
1
Plymouth County, MA
1
Pointe Coupee Parish, LA
1
Pope County, AR
1
Portage County, OH
1
Pottawatomie County, OK
1
Providence County, RI
1
Reagan County, TX
1
Refugio County, TX
1
Reno County, KS
1
Rock County, WI
1
Rockingham County, NH
1
Rutland County, VT
1
Sabine County, TX
1
Sampson County, NC
1
San Patricio County, TX
1
San Saba County, TX
1
Santa Cruz County, CA
1
Schenectady County, NY
1
Scott County, IA
1
Scurry County, TX
1
Seneca County, NY
1
Sherman County, TX
1
Solano County, CA
1
Stephenson County, IL
1
Stonewall County, TX
1
Suffolk County, NY
1
Summit County, CO
1
Sunflower County, MS
1
Taos County, NM
1
Tehama County, CA
1
Throckmorton County, TX
1
Tuscaloosa County, AL
1
Union County, SD
1
Upton County, TX
1
Wake County, NC
1
Warren County, MS
1
Waseca County, MN
1
Washington County, MN
1
Washington County, MO
1
Washington County, PA
1
Wayne County, IN
1
Weber County, UT
1
Wharton County, TX
1
Whitman County, WA
1
Wilson County, KS
1
Wilson County, TX
1
Winkler County, TX
1
Wythe County, VA
1
York County, ME
1
York County, PA
1