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Woman records news on 140,000 VHS tapes

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

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

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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.fastcompany.com/3022022/the-incredible-story-of-marion-stokes-who-single-handedly-taped-35-years-of-tv-news ( The article above).

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

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

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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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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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