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The Ampex VR-1000 Quadruplex Videotape Recorder has been illustrated on the front of the card in commemoration of videotape’s 50th anniversary. We can thank the Ampex VR-1000 for breathing life into videotape as we know it today (warts and all!) by being the first commercially available videotape recorder back in 1956. The VR-1000 was also responsible for making history on November 30, 1956 when it reproduced CBS's recording of "Douglas Edwards and the News". This event granted the public its first look at a television broadcast using videotape.