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Poster: Alison OK Date: Jun 13, 2019 4:12pm
Forum: news Subject: KQED: An Idiosyncratic 'Recorder' of Television Sheds Light on How the News Shapes History

As much as we like to talk about learning from the past, how often do we do the hard work actually revisiting it? Yes, I’m talking about time travel. And while people outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe haven’t figured this one out yet, we mere mortals do get an approximation of the effect in the form of archives, those priceless collections of primary source documents.

In the vast world of archives, there is perhaps none like Marion Stokes’ collection of over 70,000 VHS tapes, her attempt to capture every minute of television news beginning in 1979 and ending only with her death in 2012.

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