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Philadelphia woman archived 35 years of local and cable TV news

23
Nov
2013

Former librarian Marion Stokes began recording the news in 1977, after having done a stint co-producing a local news broadcast with her husband. By the time cable helped create the 24-hour news cycle, what started as something of a hobby turned into an obsession. Between 1977 and her death in 2012 at 83 years old, Stokes had recorded an incredible 140,000 tapes of local, national, and cable news. Michael Metelits, Stokes son, told FastCo, I think my mother considered this her legacy.

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