Kate O'Connell

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Copy machines can be found in every office, and most of us take them for granted. But 75 years ago, the technology that underpins the modern photocopier was used for the first time in a small apartment in Queens.

Inventor Chester Carlson used static electricity created with a handkerchief, light and dry powder to make the first copy on Oct. 22, 1938.

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Kodak expects to emerge from bankruptcy this year as a new company with a new focus. The one-time photo giant finds itself operating in a more competitive and diversified market.

From member station WXXI in Rochester, New York Kate O'Connell reports.

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The east coast blizzard has buried parts of New England and New York in more than two feet of snow. Roads remained closed in Connecticut and Massachusetts and thousands of flights have been cancelled or delayed. Reporter Kate O'Connell of member station WXXI arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to find that her flight home to Australia was cancelled. She sent this postcard from a night at JFK.

Kodak cameras and related products will be back in the marketplace this year, but they won't be made my Kodak. The photo pioneer stopped making digital cameras about a year ago. Now it is licensing its name to another camera maker.