Each program's producers determine whether or not a show is available for purchase. Some programs include footage which involves negotiating complicated royalty and licensing issues or artist releases that make sales prohibitive. Other shows may once have been available, but because of lapsed rights can no longer be offered for sale.
Program producers also decide whether transcripts are available. Many news programs -- NewsHour and Nightly Business Report, for instance -- offer transcripts of individual stories and complete shows. To find out if a transcript is available, visit the program's website. Websites for programs can be found on our "Find a Program" page. Select the program you're interested in and click on the link listed after "Program website." If you do not find your program listed there, try a Google search for the "program name" and "website" (using the quotes). Note: Not every program has its own website, but many do.