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
33,995
Dallas County, TX
25,878
Travis County, TX
1,495
Harris County, TX
949
Denton County, TX
550
Bexar County, TX
434
McLennan County, TX
281
Collin County, TX
263
Johnson County, TX
263
Los Angeles County, CA
247
Ellis County, TX
193
Parker County, TX
175
Palo Pinto County, TX
155
Wise County, TX
129
Wichita County, TX
107
Cook County, IL
105
Grayson County, TX
105
Galveston County, TX
97
Kerr County, TX
97
Bell County, TX
94
Nueces County, TX
90
Somervell County, TX
90
New York County, NY
88
Brevard County, FL
85
Cameron County, TX
85
Navarro County, TX
79
Brazos County, TX
72
Kaufman County, TX
72
Hunt County, TX
69
Jefferson County, TX
65
Miami-Dade County, FL
64
Smith County, TX
61
Potter County, TX
58
Harrison County, TX
54
Walker County, TX
52
Fulton County, GA
49
Hill County, TX
44
Hood County, TX
41
Eastland County, TX
40
Orange County, CA
40
Orleans Parish, LA
39
El Paso County, TX
38
Gregg County, TX
38
Austin County, TX
37
Henderson County, TX
36
Anderson County, TX
35
Lubbock County, TX
35
Rockwall County, TX
35
Hidalgo County, TX
33
Cooke County, TX
32
Jack County, TX
32
Limestone County, TX
32
Suffolk County, MA
32
Webb County, TX
31
Bosque County, TX
30
Alameda County, CA
29
Midland County, TX
29
Fannin County, TX
28
Montague County, TX
28
San Diego County, CA
28
Allegheny County, PA
27
Denver County, CO
27
Philadelphia County, PA
27
Broward County, FL
24
Taylor County, TX
24
Coryell County, TX
23
Erath County, TX
23
Oklahoma County, OK
23
Brown County, TX
22
Dukes County, MA
22
Shelby County, TN
22
Van Zandt County, TX
22
Riverside County, CA
21
El Paso County, CO
20
Wayne County, MI
20
Wood County, TX
20
Young County, TX
20
Clark County, NV
19
Escambia County, FL
19
Morris County, TX
19
Hays County, TX
18
Tom Green County, TX
18
Houston County, TX
17
Caddo Parish, LA
16
Rusk County, TX
16
Brazoria County, TX
15
Middlesex County, MA
15
Val Verde County, TX
15
Atlantic County, NJ
14
Bryan County, OK
14
Burnet County, TX
14
Harrison County, MS
14
Jefferson County, KY
14
Pulaski County, AR
14
Starr County, TX
14
Stephens County, TX
14
Cuyahoga County, OH
13
Gillespie County, TX
13
Lamar County, TX
13
Polk County, IA
13
Brewster County, TX
12
Cherokee County, TX
12
Davidson County, TN
12
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
12
Jackson County, MO
12
King County, WA
12
Marion County, IN
12
Milwaukee County, WI
12
Washtenaw County, MI
12
Williamson County, TX
12
Angelina County, TX
11
Baltimore County, MD
11
Hopkins County, TX
11
Nacogdoches County, TX
11
Orange County, FL
11
Waller County, TX
11
Bowie County, TX
10
Charleston County, SC
10
Duval County, FL
10
Fort Bend County, TX
10
Montgomery County, OH
10
Sacramento County, CA
10
Titus County, TX
10
Alexander County, IL
9
Lake County, IN
9
Matagorda County, TX
9
Montgomery County, MD
9
Queens County, NY
9
Robertson County, TX
9
Santa Barbara County, CA
9
Upshur County, TX
9
Arlington County, VA
8
Burleson County, TX
8
Ector County, TX
8
Falls County, TX
8
Freestone County, TX
8
Kinney County, TX
8
Maricopa County, AZ
8
Mobile County, AL
8
Summit County, OH
8
Tulsa County, OK
8
Ventura County, CA
8
Vernon Parish, LA
8
Ward County, ND
8
Woodbury County, IA
8
Zavala County, TX
8
Clay County, TX
7
Franklin County, OH
7
Goliad County, TX
7
Guilford County, NC
7
Hennepin County, MN
7
Hillsborough County, FL
7
Kanawha County, WV
7
Kleberg County, TX
7
Leon County, TX
7
Liberty County, TX
7
Pierce County, WA
7
Pike County, IL
7
Santa Clara County, CA
7
Washington County, AR
7
Comal County, TX
6
Comanche County, OK
6
Dane County, WI
6
Dauphin County, PA
6
Douglas County, KS
6
Frederick County, MD
6
Hartford County, CT
6
Hinds County, MS
6
Jeff Davis County, TX
6
Knox County, TX
6
Luzerne County, PA
6
Marion County, TX
6
Orange County, TX
6
Polk County, TX
6
Riley County, KS
6
Tompkins County, NY
6
Trinity County, TX
6
Victoria County, TX
6
Blanco County, TX
5
Borden County, TX
5
Calcasieu Parish, LA
5
Carter County, OK
5
Comanche County, TX
5
Delta County, TX
5
Essex County, NJ
5
Fairfield County, CT
5
Grafton County, NH
5
Hale County, TX
5
Hamilton County, TX
5
Jefferson County, MS
5
Jones County, TX
5
Leavenworth County, KS
5
Llano County, TX
5
Marin County, CA
5
Maverick County, TX
5
Menard County, TX
5
Merrimack County, NH
5
Monterey County, CA
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
Shelby County, TX
5
Worcester County, MA
5
Auglaize County, OH
4
Bastrop County, TX
4
Briscoe County, TX
4
Chatham County, GA
4
Cleveland County, OK
4
Coconino County, AZ
4
Colorado County, TX
4
Deaf Smith County, TX
4
Duval County, TX
4
Fayette County, TX
4
Forsyth County, NC
4
Indian River County, FL
4
Jim Wells County, TX
4
Marshall County, IA
4
Mitchell County, TX
4
Monroe County, FL
4
Montgomery County, TX
4
Motley County, TX
4
Multnomah County, OR
4
Nassau County, NY
4
New Haven County, CT
4
Newton County, TX
4
Nolan County, TX
4
Palm Beach County, FL
4
Park County, WY
4
Peoria County, IL
4
Reeves County, TX
4
Richland County, SC
4
Sangamon County, IL
4
Sedgwick County, KS
4
Shackelford County, TX
4
Sullivan County, NY
4
Swisher County, TX
4
Wilbarger County, TX
4
Archer County, TX
3
Blaine County, OK
3
Bristol County, MA
3
Chambers County, TX
3
Chaves County, NM
3
Coleman County, TX
3
Darlington County, SC
3
De Soto Parish, LA
3
Douglas County, NE
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
Hancock County, IN
3
Hardeman County, TX
3
Hardin County, TX
3
Haskell County, TX
3
Henrico County, VA
3
Hidalgo County, NM
3
Howard County, TX
3
Hutchinson County, TX
3
Ingham County, MI
3
Jasper County, IA
3
Jefferson County, AL
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
Middlesex County, NJ
3
Minnehaha County, SD
3
Montgomery County, AL
3
Natchitoches Parish, LA
3
Onondaga County, NY
3
Pecos County, TX
3
Pinellas County, FL
3
Racine County, WI
3
Ramsey County, MN
3
Salt Lake County, UT
3
San Patricio County, TX
3
Suffolk County, NY
3
Tallahatchie County, MS
3
Tippecanoe County, IN
3
Tyler County, TX
3
Washington County, TX
3
Westchester County, NY
3
Zapata County, TX
3
Adair County, IA
2
Adams County, CO
2
Alachua County, FL
2
Albany County, NY
2
Anderson County, TN
2
Aroostook County, ME
2
Atascosa County, TX
2
Bailey County, TX
2
Bandera County, TX
2
Barnstable County, MA
2
Bath County, VA
2
Beaufort County, SC
2
Berkshire County, MA
2
Bernalillo County, NM
2
Boulder County, CO
2
Bronx County, NY
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
Choctaw County, OK
2
Cochran County, TX
2
Collingsworth County, TX
2
Concho County, TX
2
Cottle County, TX
2
Dawson County, TX
2
Durham County, NC
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
Hockley County, TX
2
Howard County, IN
2
Hudson County, NJ
2
Hudspeth County, TX
2
Jasper County, TX
2
Jefferson County, AR
2
Jefferson County, MO
2
Kent County, DE
2
Lauderdale County, MS
2
Leon County, FL
2
Madison County, AL
2
Marion County, MO
2
Marion County, WV
2
Marshall County, OK
2
McDonald County, MO
2
McKean County, PA
2
Medina County, TX
2
Mercer County, NJ
2
Monroe County, NY
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
Union County, NJ
2
Volusia County, FL
2
Ward County, TX
2
Washington County, VT
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, ID
1
Alamance County, NC
1
Allen County, IN
1
Anderson County, SC
1
Aransas County, TX
1
Avoyelles Parish, LA
1
Baldwin County, AL
1
Bartholomew County, IN
1
Bee County, TX
1
Bergen County, NJ
1
Bibb County, GA
1
Black Hawk County, IA
1
Bonneville County, ID
1
Boone County, MO
1
Bradford County, FL
1
Brooks County, TX
1
Caddo County, OK
1
Calhoun County, TX
1
Callahan County, TX
1
Callaway County, MO
1
Camden County, NJ
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
Clarke County, GA
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
Dare County, NC
1
DeWitt County, TX
1
Des Moines County, IA
1
Donley County, TX
1
Dorchester County, MD
1
Dougherty County, GA
1
Ellis County, OK
1
Erie County, PA
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
Garfield County, CO
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
Hamilton County, TN
1
Harney County, OR
1
Harrison County, IA
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
Iberville 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, WA
1
Johnson County, AR
1
Johnson County, IA
1
Johnson County, KS
1
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK
1
Kenedy County, TX
1
Kennebec County, ME
1
Kern County, CA
1
Kimble County, TX
1
Kings County, CA
1
Kings County, NY
1
Labette County, KS
1
Lackawanna County, PA
1
Laclede County, MO
1
Lafourche Parish, LA
1
Lake County, IL
1
Lamb County, TX
1
Lancaster County, NE
1
Lane County, OR
1
Lehigh County, PA
1
Lewis County, MO
1
Lincoln County, NM
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
McDowell County, WV
1
Mendocino County, CA
1
Mercer County, ND
1
Meriwether County, GA
1
Mesa County, CO
1
Milam County, TX
1
Miller County, AR
1
Mills County, TX
1
Mohave County, AZ
1
Monongalia County, WV
1
Monroe County, GA
1
Monroe County, IN
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
Pennington County, SD
1
Pickens County, SC
1
Pike County, AR
1
Pike County, OH
1
Pitkin County, CO
1
Pittsburg County, OK
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 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
Story County, IA
1
Summit County, CO
1
Sunflower County, MS
1
Taos County, NM
1
Tehama County, CA
1
Throckmorton County, TX
1
Tulare County, CA
1
Tuscaloosa County, AL
1
Union County, NM
1
Union County, SD
1
Upton County, TX
1
Wahkiakum County, WA
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
Wise County, VA
1
Wythe County, VA
1
York County, ME
1
York County, PA
1