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Saturday
Jan162016

January 17, 2016: Just Got Premierier

There are thirteen more ads today, from the January 9-15, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from January 9, 11 & 13-15, 1999 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 1/11/99 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Wither the Weather? Everywhere." It also includes two other items, about channel 11 continuing to help produce channel 36's 10 PM newscast and about who would not replace channel 24's Dan Lovett. There's one addition, from TV Guide, to the CBS gallery, a Wednesday, 1/13/99 ad and "close-up" for the premiere of 60 Minutes II (Charlie Rose, Bob Simon, Vicki Mabrey, Dan Rather). There are two additions, again from TV Guide, to the FOX gallery, both full page ads for The PJs, a Sunday, 1/10/99 ad for "Hangin' with Mr. Super" (Eddie Murphy is Thurgood Stubs) and a Tuesday, 1/12/99 ad for "Bones, Bugs and Harmony" (Super. Hero.). There's also one addition, from TV Guide, to The WB gallery, a Sunday, 1/10/99 ad and "close-up" for the sneak preview of Batman Beyond, "Rebirth." There are five additions all from Peach Sections of The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with two Saturday, 1/9/99 ads, the first one for the Weather Channel (A Valuable Winter Tool), the second one for Wild Discovery on the Discovery Channel, sponsored locally by the Toledo Zoo. Next is a Wednesday, 1/13/99 ad for "Purgatory" on TNT, followed by two for TNN, a Thursday, 1/14/99 ad for An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray, followed by a Friday, 1/15/99 ad for WSL RollerJam. I also included the TV Guide Magazine "close-up." There's one addition, also from The Blade, to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Monday, 1/11/99 ad for the upcoming Sunday morning premiere of Batman Beyond on TV5. There are three additions, all from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Sunday, 1/10/99 full-page ad for the series premiere of The Sopranos on HBO, starring James Gandolfini (Meet Tony Soprano.), followed by two Monday, 1/11/99 full-page ads, a Discovery Channel ad for a week's worth of On the Inside, and a Comedy Central ad for the premiere of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (America's premier news show just got premierier.). More January 1999 ads, from the January 16-22, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jan032016

January 4, 2016: Big Plans

There are ten more ads today, from the January 2-8, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from January 2, 3 & 6, 1999 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition a Monday, 1/4/98 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "TV Has Big Plans for Millennium" and also includes an item on WSPD-AM's Scott Sloan. There's one addition to the NBC gallery, a Wednesday, 1/6/99 full-page ad in TV Guide for Lateline, "Pearce on Conan," starring Al Franken and guest starring Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter. There are four additions, all from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 1/2/98 Peach Section ad for Josie and the Pussycats on Cartoon Network. Next is a Sunday, 1/3/98 full-page TV Week ad for The Disney Channel, "U Turn" on The Movie Channel, and La Femme Nikita, "Looking for Michael" on USA. There's also a Monday, 1/4/98 Peach Section ad for Ed, Edd 'n Eddy on Cartoon Network, followed by a Wednesday, 1/6/98 full-page ad for The Disney Channel (We Think it's a Perfect Fit!). There's one addition, from The Blade, to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, too, a Saturday, 1/2/98 ad for MAC and Big Ten Basketball games. All three games listed in the ad were Big Ten games, Michigan at Penn State, Minnesota at Purdue, and Ohio State at Wisconsin. The rest of today's ads, all from TV Guide, are additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with two Sunday, 1/3/99 ads for shows on USA Network, a full-page ad for Pacific Blue (Darlene Vogel) and Silk Stalkings (Janet Gunn), and an ad on two pages for the season premiere of La Femme Nikita, "Looking for Michael" (Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis). Next is a Monday, 1/4/99 ad for Famous Families on Fox Family Channel (Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Donny and Marie Osmond). And today's last ad is a Tuesday, 1/5/98 full-page ad for Keith Olbermann's premiere on Fox Sports News on Fox Sports Net. More January 1999 ads, from the January 9-15, 1999 issue of TV Guide magazine and from online archives of The Toledo Blade...

Saturday
Dec262015

December 27, 2015: The Best Lineup of the Week

There are ten more ads today, from December 12, 1998 - January 1, 1999 issues of TV Guide Magazine and from December 26 & 31, 1998 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 12/21/98 Blade Peach Section story, "Sweeps Bring Stations Good News." Due to the poor quality of the source material, I omitted some of the original article from what you see in this image. There's also an item about WTOL's Janis Lane. There are two additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 12/26/98 ad for "The Manchurian Candidate" on AMC, followed by a Thursday, 12/31/98 ad for The USA Original Pictures Megamarathon which featured "My Husband's Secret Life," "The Con," "Dirty Little Secret," "His Bodyguard," and "Atomic Dog." The rest of today's ads are from TV Guide Magazine, starting with seven additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery. The first one is a full-page color ad from the 12/12-18/98 issue for "The Best Lineup of the week" on TLC which featured the best of Trauma, The Human Sexes, Superstructures, Wild Weather, Doomsday and more, followed by three more full-page ads. There's a Monday, 12/14/98 ad for "High Tech Week" on Modern Marvels on the History Channel, a Tuesday, 12/15/98 ad for HBO's America Undercover, "Life of Crime 2," and a Sunday, 12/20/98 ad for a USA Network marathon of The Net (Brooke Langton). There's also a Sunday, 12/27/98 ad for The E! True Hollywood Story, "Three's Company" (Suzanne Somers, Joyce DeWitt, John Ritter), followed by a Monday, 12/28/98 full-page ad for A&E's Biography (Who will be Biography of the year?), and a Thursday, 12/31/98 ad for a marathon of Homicide: Life on the Street (Court TV will commit 24 Homicides on New Year's Day.) Today's last ad is an addition to the TBS gallery, a Saturday, 12/12/98 ad for 15 Days of 007 on TBS, featuring "Dr. No" and "Moonraker" that evening. That will be it for this year's images. I'll post some 1999 ads in 2016 but will not post anything newer than that and instead of posting three days a week the additions will be coming less often. So stay tuned in 2016 for 1999 ads from the pages of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade...

Saturday
Dec192015

December 20, 2015: Party Like It's 1999!

There are fourteen additions today, from December 19-25, 1998 and December 26, 1998 - January 1, 1999 issues of TV Guide Magazine, and from December 19, 21, 22, 24 & 25, 1998 editions of The Blade. The first eleven ads are additions to the Christmas and New Year's Ads gallery starting with a full-page color ad from TV Guide for Mannheim Steamroller's The Christmas Carol, on NBC. Next are two ads from The Blade, a Saturday, 12/19/98 half-page ad (Happy Holidays from TV5), followed by a Monday, 12/21/98 Peach Section ad for Pinocchio's Christmas on Fox Family Channel. There's also a 12/21/98 TV Guide ad for Melrose Place, "The Usual Santas" on Fox, followed by two Tuesday, 12/22/98 ads, a Peach Section ad for The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas, again on Fox Family Channel, followed by a CBS ad in TV Guide Magazine, for "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Ann Jillian, Robert Hays). Next are two more ads from The Blade, a Thursday, 12/24/98 full-page ad (Season's Greetings. The owners and employees of The Blade wish you and yours happy Holidays and a joyous New Year), followed by a Friday, 12/25/98 half-page ad (Happy Holidays...to the people who bring you The Blade...). The next three ads are from TV Guide, another full-page color ad, for HGTV's coverage of The Tournament of Roses Parade, followed by two more 12/31/98 (New Year's Eve) ads, a Fox ad for Billboard's Musical New Year's Eve Live!, followed by an ABC ad for New Year's Rockin' Eve '99 (D.L. Hughley, Elise Neal, Dick Clark), which also includes the "music close-up" description. There are also three additions today to the Football Bowl Game Ads gallery starting with a Thursday, 12/31/98 TV Guide page which includes a half-page "sports close-up" (Bowling on New Year's...Liberty Bowl, Sun Bowl, Peach Bowl, Independence Bowl). There are some 3:00-4:00 pm listings, too. Next is a Friday, 1/1/98 full-page "sports close-up" (Kicking Off the New Year...Outback Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Gator Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl). And there's one more ad, a 1/1/98 full-page ad for The Cotton Bowl on Fox. I'll be posting some more December 1998 (non-holiday) ads before the end of the year. Happy Holidays everybody!

Tuesday
Dec152015

Dec. 16, 2015: Break Out the Aluminum Christmas Tree

There are thirteen more additions to the Christmas and New Year's Ads gallery today with eleven from the December 12-18, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine and two from December 12 & 15, 1998 editions of The Blade, including a Saturday, 12/12/98 Peach Section ad for "Yogi's First Christmas" on Cartoon Network. The next six are from TV Guide, starting with the first of six more "25 Days of Christmas" ads for Fox Family Channel, a Saturday, 12/12/98 ad for two holiday programs, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and "All Dogs Christmas Carol." Next is another 12/12/98 ad, for The Year Without a Santa Claus on CBS, which would also be seen three days later on Fox Family Channel, followed by a Sunday, 12/13/98 ad for Jack Frost and Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July on Fox Family Channel. The next two are 12/13/98 ads for shows on Fox, the first ad for That '70s Show, "The Best Christmas Ever" (Break Out the Aluminum Tree!), the second ad for The X-Files, "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" (This Holiday Season...Share the Gift of Terror). There's also a Monday, 12/14/98 ad for Rudolph's Shiny New Year on Fox Family Channel, followed by the other ad from The Blade, a Tuesday, 12/15/98 Peach Section ad for AMC's The Great Christmas Movies Real to Reel. The rest of the TV Guide ads follow, starting with two more 12/15/98 ads, a Fox Family Channel ad for The Year Without a Santa Claus, followed by a full-page ad for The WB's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Amends" (A Buffy Christmas). You'll find a Thursday, 12/17/98 ad next, for Ice Capades: Christmas in Toyland on Fox Family Channel, followed by two Friday, 12/18/98 ads, a Fox Family Channel ad for Little Drummer Boy and Little Drummer Boy II and an NBC ad for Christmas in Washington with host Brooke Shields, Aretha Franklin and Martina McBride. More holiday ads, from December 19, 1998 - January 1, 1999 TV Guide Magazines and from December 1998 editions of The Blade, found in the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way..