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.



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Tarrant County, TX
32,180
Dallas County, TX
25,286
Travis County, TX
1,442
Harris County, TX
902
Denton County, TX
521
Bexar County, TX
412
McLennan County, TX
274
Collin County, TX
257
Johnson County, TX
243
Los Angeles County, CA
239
Ellis County, TX
186
Parker County, TX
172
Palo Pinto County, TX
142
Wise County, TX
122
Wichita County, TX
103
Grayson County, TX
97
Cook County, IL
95
Kerr County, TX
95
Galveston County, TX
93
Bell County, TX
91
Nueces County, TX
88
Brevard County, FL
85
Somervell County, TX
83
Navarro County, TX
79
Cameron County, TX
75
New York County, NY
73
Brazos County, TX
72
Kaufman County, TX
69
Hunt County, TX
66
Miami-Dade County, FL
63
Jefferson County, TX
62
Smith County, TX
60
Potter County, TX
57
Harrison County, TX
51
Walker County, TX
49
Fulton County, GA
45
Hill County, TX
43
Eastland County, TX
38
Gregg County, TX
38
Hood County, TX
38
El Paso County, TX
37
Orleans Parish, LA
37
Henderson County, TX
35
Orange County, CA
35
Rockwall County, TX
35
Lubbock County, TX
33
Jack County, TX
32
Anderson County, TX
31
Cooke County, TX
31
Webb County, TX
31
Hidalgo County, TX
30
Limestone County, TX
30
Austin County, TX
29
Bosque County, TX
29
Fannin County, TX
28
San Diego County, CA
28
Suffolk County, MA
28
Alameda County, CA
27
Denver County, CO
27
Midland County, TX
27
Montague County, TX
25
Philadelphia County, PA
25
Allegheny County, PA
24
Taylor County, TX
23
Brown County, TX
22
Coryell County, TX
22
Erath County, TX
22
Shelby County, TN
22
Van Zandt County, TX
22
Broward County, FL
21
Riverside County, CA
21
El Paso County, CO
20
Oklahoma County, OK
20
Wood County, TX
20
Young County, TX
20
Clark County, NV
19
Escambia County, FL
19
Morris County, TX
19
Wayne County, MI
19
Hays County, TX
18
Houston County, TX
17
Dukes County, MA
16
Rusk County, TX
16
Brazoria County, TX
15
Middlesex County, MA
15
Tom Green County, TX
15
Bryan County, OK
14
Burnet County, TX
14
Caddo Parish, LA
14
Pulaski County, AR
14
Starr County, TX
14
Stephens County, TX
14
Atlantic County, NJ
13
Cuyahoga County, OH
13
Gillespie County, TX
13
Harrison County, MS
13
Jefferson County, KY
13
Polk County, IA
13
Val Verde County, TX
13
Brewster County, TX
12
Cherokee County, TX
12
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
12
Jackson County, MO
12
Washtenaw County, MI
12
Angelina County, TX
11
Baltimore County, MD
11
Hopkins County, TX
11
King County, WA
11
Lamar County, TX
11
Milwaukee County, WI
11
Orange County, FL
11
Williamson County, TX
11
Bowie County, TX
10
Charleston County, SC
10
Davidson County, TN
10
Fort Bend County, TX
10
Montgomery County, OH
10
Sacramento County, CA
10
Waller County, TX
10
Alexander County, IL
9
Lake County, IN
9
Montgomery County, MD
9
Nacogdoches County, TX
9
Queens County, NY
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
Falls County, TX
8
Freestone County, TX
8
Kinney County, TX
8
Matagorda County, TX
8
Mobile County, AL
8
Summit County, OH
8
Tulsa County, OK
8
Vernon Parish, LA
8
Ward County, ND
8
Woodbury County, IA
8
Ector County, TX
7
Franklin County, OH
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
Pierce County, WA
7
Santa Clara County, CA
7
Washington County, AR
7
Comal County, TX
6
Douglas County, KS
6
Hartford County, CT
6
Hinds County, MS
6
Jeff Davis County, TX
6
Knox County, TX
6
Luzerne County, PA
6
Maricopa County, AZ
6
Marion County, IN
6
Marion County, TX
6
Orange 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
Clay County, TX
5
Comanche County, OK
5
Comanche County, TX
5
Dane County, WI
5
Dauphin County, PA
5
Delta County, TX
5
Essex County, NJ
5
Grafton County, NH
5
Hale County, TX
5
Hamilton County, TX
5
Jefferson County, MS
5
Jones County, TX
5
Kanawha County, WV
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
Ventura County, CA
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
Duval County, TX
4
Fayette County, TX
4
Forsyth County, NC
4
Frederick County, MD
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
Newton County, TX
4
Palm Beach County, FL
4
Park County, WY
4
Peoria County, IL
4
Reeves County, TX
4
Richland County, SC
4
Sedgwick County, KS
4
Shackelford County, TX
4
Sullivan County, NY
4
Swisher County, TX
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
Chaves County, NM
3
Coleman County, TX
3
Darlington County, SC
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
Hancock County, IN
3
Haskell County, TX
3
Henrico County, VA
3
Hidalgo County, NM
3
Howard County, TX
3
Hutchinson County, TX
3
Jasper County, IA
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
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
Salt Lake County, UT
3
San Patricio County, TX
3
Sangamon County, IL
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
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
Cochran County, TX
2
Collingsworth County, TX
2
Concho County, TX
2
Cottle County, TX
2
Dawson 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
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
Suffolk County, NY
2
Sumner County, TN
2
Terrell County, TX
2
Union County, NJ
2
Volusia County, FL
2
Ward 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
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
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
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
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, MO
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
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
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
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
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, 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
Washington County, VT
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