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Woman records news on 140,000 VHS tapes


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:15 PM

Marion Stokes took it upon herself to single-handedly record over 35 years worth of news from the TV.

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Between 1977 and 2012 Marion spent a great deal of her time recording news reports from network, local and cable news stations. When the first 24-hour news channels aired she began to record them in their entirety as well, sometimes using up to 8 video recorders simultaneously.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:23 PM

I hope she doesn't miss the chance to record herself when she ends up on the local news.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 27 November 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:

I hope she doesn't miss the chance to record herself when she ends up on the local news.

"Sadly, Marion died in 2012 following a battle with lung disease. She left behind a legacy of 140,000 VHS tapes filled with news recordings and thankfully her efforts had not been in vain."

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Source: http://www.fastcompa...ears-of-tv-news ( The article above).

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

View PostBlueguardian, on 27 November 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:


"Sadly, Marion died in 2012 following a battle with lung disease. She left behind a legacy of 140,000 VHS tapes filled with news recordings and thankfully her efforts had not been in vain."

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Source: http://www.fastcompa...ears-of-tv-news ( The article above).

That will teach me to read the article fully before posting... :blush:

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Wow. That's incredible. I can see why the collection would be sought by archivist or such.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:04 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 27 November 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

That will teach me to read the article fully before posting... :blush:

Yeah, I've done that myself a few times as well...


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 12:34 AM

I feel really sorry for the unfortunate woman who must have had a poor quality of life having to satisfy her unusual and expensive obsession.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:06 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 27 November 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

That will teach me to read the article fully before posting... :blush:

I've done it on a few occasions too. Happens to everyone. :)

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:16 AM

I have a DVR set and my parents always record the news. Channel 4,6 etc., Its not a passion we just set the record button to everyday 24 hours 7 days a week lol. I usually just end up deleting them because we get around 40+ DVR events which takes up unnecessary space......


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:33 AM

Wow, bet shes glad she didn't side with Beta-max

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 12:55 PM

Interesting how an obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is characterized by intrusive thoughts which increase anxiety and by repetitive or ritualistic actions which decrease anxiety, can become a useful asset. I suppose it will require another team of obsessive-compulsives to convert the tapes to digital media.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:54 AM

I've always wished that I could 've recorded TV commercials over the last 30 or 40 years. I've  always thought that TV commercials tell a lot about the society you live in.

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