TIL of Marion Stokes, a civil activist who purchased a Betamax VCR in 1975 and never looked back, recording thousands of hours of television over nearly four decades with multiple VCR decks, creating an archive of over 70,000 tapes. It is the largest known archive of television by an individual.

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