CBS News for the first time is opening its decades of video archives to the public by teaming with CustomFlix and Amazon.com to offer DVDs of classic CBS News programming, says The Hollywood Reporter. The deal initially will give access to dozens of full-length reports and segments from the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes that have aired since 2000. But in the future, CBS News will offer more of its video that stretches back to the 1950s and includes all of the big stories of the past 50 years including the Kennedy assassinations, the Apollo space program, presidential elections and the Sept. 11 attacks.
"Up until now it's been closed except to researchers," CBS News senior vp Linda Mason said. "This opens it up to the public. It's a sampling now, but the variety will grow over time."