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Sunday
Apr262015

April 26, 2015: Greatest Episodes of All Time

You'll find eighteen more ads today, from the June 21-27, 1997 and June 28-July 4, 1997 issues of TV Guide Magazine, and from June 26-July 3, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 6/23/97 story by Chris Borrelli, "WJZE Snaps Up Fired Program Director," about Lyn Casye, and also includes an item about Channel 24's news, soon to be led by Virgil Dominic. There's one addition to the CBS gallery, a Friday, 7/4/97 ad for an Independence Day special, What's Right With America (Patrick Duffy, Timothy Busfield). There's also one addition to the FOX gallery, a Sunday, 6/22/97 ad and close-up description for World Bowl '97, the World League of American Football championship game in Barcelona (James Brown, Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, Ronnie Lott). The Barcelona Dragons defeated the Rhein Fire, 38-24. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, too, a Friday 7/4/97 ad for A Capitol Fourth, another Independence Day special. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Thursday, 6/26/97 ad for "Kazaam" on the Disney Channel (Shaquille O'Neal). Next is a Monday, 6/30/97 ad for Crossfire on CNN, sponsored by MidAm, followed by another 6/30/97 ad, for Talk Soup on E!, sponsored by the University of Toledo. There's also a Wednesday, 7/2/97 half-page ad for "Family Friendly TV" on the Family Channel, ToledoVision 5, Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Thursday, 7/3/97 ad for Macy's 4th of July Spectacular on Independence Day. There are nine additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery (all TV Guide ads) starting with a Wednesday, 6/25/97 ad for James Taylor: Live by Request on A&E, followed by a Friday, 6/27/97 ad for Dennis Miller Live on HBO with guest Jerry Seinfeld (Rebel without a Pause). Next is a full-page color ad for TV Land, from the June 28-July 4, 1997 issue of TV Guide which featured the "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time." The ad had William Conrad as Frank Cannon, Charlie the Tuna, Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko, Flip Wilson as Geraldine, Ed Sullivan, Bruce Weitz as Mick Belker, Eva Gabor as Lisa Douglas, Felix Silla as Cousin Itt, Dick Wilson as Mr. Whipple, James Arness as Matt Dillon, Mike Connors as Mannix, Bob Cranc as Col. Hogan, Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams, Bamboo Harvester as Mister Ed, Denzel Washington as Dr. Phillip Chandler, and Sonny (Bono) and Cher. There's also a Saturday, 6/28/97 full-page ad for HBO's The Mr. Vegas All-Night Party starring Drew Carey (Old Four Eyes), followed by a Sunday, 6/29/97 ad for E! True Hollywood Story (Michael Landon). The other four ads are for Nick-at-Nite's TV Land and TV Guide Magazine's salute to the Greatest Episodes of All Time on Nick-at-Nite. The Monday, 6/30/97 ad had pictures of Mary Tyler Moore and James Arness and was for Mary Tyler Moore, "Chuckles Bites the Dust," (the number 1 episode) The Dick Van Dyke Show, "It May Look Like a Walnut," The Odd Couple, "Fat Farm," Mister Ed, "Leo Durocher Meets Mister Ed," and Gunsmoke, "The Jailer." The Tuesday, 7/1/97 ad had pictures of Veronica Hamel and Daniel J. Travanti and Lucille Ball and was for I Love Lucy, "Lucy Does a TV Commercial," Bewitched, "Divided He Falls," Green Acres, "A Star Named Arnold is Born," and Hill Street Blues, "Grace Under Pressure." The Wednesday, 7/2/97 ad had pictures of Henry Winkler and Andy Kaugman and was for Happy Days, "Richie Fights Back," The Odd Couple, "Password", Taxi, "Latka the Playboy," The Bob Newhart Show, "Death Be My Destiny," and Brooklyn Bridge, "When Irish Eyes are Smiling." The Thursday, 7/3/97 ad had pictures of Lucille Ball and Denzel Washington and was for I Love Lucy, "Lucy's Italian Movie," The Dick Van Dyke Show, "Coast to Coast Big Mouth," and St. Elsewhere, "Time Heels." These ads are great reminders of how good TV Land was when it first began, only to become what it is now, where you never know what'll be on, what time shows will start and what time they'll finish and if they'll break the record for the longest commercial breaks. It's become UNWATCHABLE! At least we have Me-TV. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 6/27/97 ad for that evening's Rally by the River, headlined by REO Speedwagon. More July 1997 ads, from the July 5-11, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way..

Thursday
Apr232015

April 23, 2015: You Ain't Seen Summer Yet

There are ten more ads today, from the June 14-20, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from June 14, 18 and 20, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus three Random Pages gallery additions, one from TV Guide and two from The Blade. There's a Saturday, 6/14/97 Blade Religion section story, "Christian TV Station Wins Battle to Broadcast in Toledo," about WLMB-TV40. Next is a Saturday, 6/14/97 TV Guide page with some 7:30 and 8:00 PM listings and two close-up descriptions, one for the last episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, "The Family Hour," and one for the HBO movie, "Path to Paradise." You'll find a full-page ad for that movie below. There's also a Tuesday, 6/19/97 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "ABC's Programmers Place Potholes in WTVG's Road to Improving Newscasts." Also included is an item about local award winners and an item about Buckeye's Pay-Per-View lady, Tracy Rinehart being replaced by Ellen Joyce. There's one addition to the NBC gallery, a Sunday, 6/15/97 ad for the daytime soap Sunset Beach. It was carried at 11:00 am in Lima and Detroit (on Ch. 50), 12:00 pm in Ft. Wayne and Dayton, 1:00 pm in Columbus and at 3:00 pm in Toledo. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, all Blade ads, starting with a Saturday, 6/14/97 ad for "Fargo" on TMC, followed by a Wednesday, 6/18/97 ad for "The Quick and the Dead" on Flix (Sharon Stone). Next is a Friday, 6/20/97 ad for the Golf Channel's coverage of The Jamie Farr Kroger Classic (with replays on TV5) followed by another 6/20/97 ad (You ain't seen summer yet, until you've seen yourself on The Family Channel!). There are five additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, all TV Guide ads, starting with three for HBO, a Saturday, 6/14/97 full-page ad for "Path to Paradise," followed by another 6/14/97 full-page ad, for the Oscar De La Hoya vs. David Kamali fight (Painfully Handsome). De La Hoya KO'd Kamali in round two of 12. There's one more 6/14/97 HBO ad (and close-up description), for Arli$$ (Robert Wuhl). Next is a Sunday, 6/15/97 ad for the Disney Channel's Hercules Strikes Manhattan and Inside Disney's Hercules. There's also a Friday, 6/20/97 ad for TNN's Orlando demolition derby coverage on Motor Madness (metal to metal Florida free-for-all). More 1997 ads, from the June 21-27 and the June 28-July 4 issues of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Apr212015

April 21, 2015: Weekly Highlights

There are twelve more ads today, from the June 7-13, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from June 7-13, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 6/9/97 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Student's Actions Lead to Lesson in Media Attention." There are four additions, all Blade ads, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 6/7/97 ad for "Independence Day" on HBO. Next is a Sunday, 6/8/97 full-page TV Week ad for WWF King of the Ring on Impulse Entertainment, the movie "Pronto," part of Showtime's free preview weekend, The Golf Channel, one of Buckeye's "SelectChannels," and "The Shawshank Redemption" on TNT. There's also another TV Week ad, for The Sound and the Fury: Holyfield vs. Tyson II on Impulse Entertainment. The ad also announced a contest to win tickets to the June 28th. fight in Las Vegas. By the way, this was the fight where Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ear. And there's a Tuesday, 6/10/97 ad for Viva Variety on Comedy Central. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Sunday, 6/8/97 TV Week ad with TV5's Weekly Highlights: "Heidi," the special, 25 Years of Scandals, and "Accidental Tourist" (William Hurt, Kathleen Turner). There are four additions, all TV Guide ads, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Saturday, 6/7/97 ad for Showtime's free preview weekend which featured the movies "Goldeneye," "Dead Man Walking," and "Jumanji." Next is a Saturday, 6/7/97 full-page ad for the series premiere of HBO's Perversions of Science, which consisted of three episodes, "Dream of Doom," "Anatomy Lesson" and "Boxed In." followed by a Thursday, 6/12/97 full-page ad and close-up description for the sixth annual MTV Movie Awards hosted by Mike Myers. There's also a Friday, 6/13/97 ad for The Movie Channel's free preview weekend which featured the movies "Biodome" and "The American President." There are three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery starting with a Monday, 6/9/97 TV Guide ad for Bill Cosby's appearance at the Allen County Fair. Next is a Friday, 6/13/97 full-page ad in The Blade which announced the winner of the "Name the Tiger Contest," won by Michaele A. Critchley who picked the name, "Nakisha." The contest was sponsored by Kroger, Coca-Cola, Enron and of course, The Toledo Zoo. There's a 6/13/97 Peach Section ad for the Toledo Zoo, too (Everybody's Zooing It). More June 1997 ads, from the June 14-20, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Apr192015

April 19, 2015: Yesterday and Today

You'll find fifteen more ads today, two from the May 24-30, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and five from the May 31-June 6, 1997 issue. There are eight more from May 26-June 3, 1997 issues of The Blade. And there are three Random Pages gallery additions, starting with a Sunday 5/25/97 TV Guide page with some 10:50-11:30 am lsitings and a close-up description of that day's coverage of The Indianapolis 500 on ABC and The Coca-Cola 600 on TBS. The next two are Christopher Borrelli columns in The Blade's Peach Section. The first is a Monday, 5/26/97 story, "WTOL Faces Double Pain: McPeek, Hebert Leaving" and also includes an item on the regional Emmy Award nominations. The second one is a Monday, 6/2/97 story, "Ch. 36 Stays Mum on Morrison Firing" and also includes an second item, about the firing WIOT's Lynn Casey. There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a Sunday, 6/1/97 ad (on two pages) and close-up description for the two-hour prime-time series premiere of the daytime soap opera Port Charles. A larger version can be found here. There are two additions to the FOX gallery, a Saturday, 5/31/97 ad for In the Zone, "The Baseball Show for the Fox Generation," followed by another 5/31/97 ad for The Game of the Week with the Cleveland Indians playing the Baltimore Orioles (Matt Williams, Cal Ripken, Jr.). There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 5/28/97 ad and close-up description for the series premiere of American Visions, hosted by Robert Hughes. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, all Blade ads, starting with a Tuesday, 5/27/97 ad for Conversations with Burt on TNN. Burt Reynolds talked with Reba McEntire, Ann-Margret and Tammy Wynette. Next is a Friday, 5/30/97 ad for the movie "The Tie That Binds" on Showtime (Keith Carradine, Daryl Hannah), followed by a Saturday, 5/31/97 ad for Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Sci-Fi Channel (Mike Nelson). There's also a Monday, 6/2/97 ad for USA's coverage of French Open Tennis, another 6/2/97 ad (Buckeye CableSystem and QVC host a Toledo NASCAR celebration), and a Tuesday, 6/3/97 ad for Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All (Melissa Joan Hart). There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Tuesday, 5/27/97 ad for two Mid-Am Bank sponsored shows, LAPD at 7:00 and Extra at 7:30. There are three additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Sunday, 5/25/97 ad for The Ultimate Guide, "Dogs" on Discovery Channel. Next is a Monday, 6/2/97 full-page ad and close-up description for Nick-at-Nite's Odd Couple...On Ice, a marathon of The Odd Couple, hosted by Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. There's also a Tuesday, 6/3/97 ad for TNN's Yesterday and Today: Tragedies (Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 6/2/97 ad for Toledo Mud Hens Baseball, featuring a game with the Detroit Tigers (A Family Feud). More June 1997 ads from the June 7-13, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Apr162015

April 16, 2015: When You Subscribe...

With today's additions there are now over 20,000 images on this site. There are nine more ads today, from the May 17-23, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine (Toledo-Lima edition) and from May 21-23, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 5/22/97 Blade Peach Section story by Christopher Borrelli, "Greenlaw, Lauber Share Anchor Duties in Maine." The first four ads are all TV Guide ads, starting with an addition to the ABC gallery, a Wednesday, 5/21/97 ad (on two pages) for The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (hosts Regis Philbin and Susan Lucci, Rosie O'Donnell and eight nominees). Next is an addition to the NBC gallery, a 5/21/97 full-page ad for the one-hour series finale episode of Wings, "Final Approach" (Tim Daly, Crystal Bernard, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck). There's also one addition to the PBS gallery, one more 5/21/97 ad, for An Evening of Championship Skating (Ilia Kulik). There's one addition to the UPN gallery, another 5/21/97 full-page ad, for two more season finales, The Sentinel, "Sleeping Beauty" and Star Trek: Voyager, "Scorpion." There's also a close-up description for the Voyager episode. You'll find three additions (all Blade ads) to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 5/21/97 half-page ad (When you subscribe to Showtime and The Movie Channel...receive a coupon...to Paramount's Kings Island). Next is another 5/21/97 ad, for "Little Big League" on TBS, followed by a Thursday, 5/22/97 ad for "National Space Day" programming on the Sci-Fi Channel. There's one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, too, a Wednesday, 5/21/97 ad for E's Daytrime Emmys Up Close. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 5/23/97 ad in the Blade (The Toledo Jazz Society presents The David Sanborn Group...at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater). More 1997 ads, from the May 24-30 and May 31-June 6, 1997 issues of TV Guide magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...