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TV's Power to Influence | Recorder

Clip: Season 21 Episode 18 | 1m 49s Video has closed captioning.

In this excerpt from Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, activist and prolific archivist Marion Stokes first becomes cognizant of the power of television to inform —or misinform—people when she starts appearing on a Philadelphia public access current affairs show in the late '60s. Stokes' realization of the power of mass media to affect public opinion was well ahead of the curve.

Aired: 06/15/20

Rating: NR

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