Searching for Video

Unless you choose Advanced Search to narrow the search, the search engine will search the titles of videos, the captions, the collection of transcripts, and the tags that have been applied. We have entered the date in two formats -- spelling out the name of the month and MM/DD/YY format. So if you are searching for an appearance John Kerry made on August 18th in Worcester, you could enter the word Worcester, or August, or 8/18/08. The search results come up in the reverse of the order in which videos were added to the site, so then you need to look through the list to find the specific thing you want.

Note: You can find video of a number of JK's recent appearances around Massachusetts by searching for KOYC, which stands for Kerry On Your Corner. If you specifically want to see the very small clips in which JK stops in to chat with people in local businesses, search for KOYC and "tour." If you don't want to pull up those kinds of clips, you can do an advanced search to exclude the word "tour".

The search engine will also pull up transcripts that contain words you're searching for. If a transcript is paired with a video on our site, the link to the video will appear at the top of the transcript. We are also uploading transcripts for which the videos aren't yet posted, so that people can search for information about Senator Kerry's statements on various topics; if you want to see a specific video, e-mail us and we will see if we have it. If you have the video to go with a transcript and could let us copy it, please let us know. We don't yet have transcripts for all the videos on the site, so to find all of the video we have with statements on a particular topic, you'll want to search the tags as well.