Friend of mine recorded audio of TV news for years, using a timer and 1/4" audio tape at low speed. In the late 80s I did sound design for a Tom Lehrer music show at UC Santa Cruz and used extensive sound clips to illustrate the play, sort of a "That Was the Week That Was" kind of thing. If we'd had video it might have been a different show!
These will show up in similar situations down the road. Too bad she didn't have videos of the Kennedy weekend media marathon! Plenty of radio on that...
On Nov 23, 2013, at 5:37 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> The comment from the archivist in TN was interesting -- once they gathered up all the old news footage and made it accessible to the university community, everyone found a use for something in the collection. I suspect it will be similar with the massive pile of VHS tapes.