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Thursday
May282015

May 28, 2015: Toledo Knows

There are ten more ads today, from the September 20-26, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the September 24, 1997 issue of The Blade starting with two additions to the CBS gallery. There's a Wednesday, 9/24/97 full-page TV Guide ad and half-page close-up description for The 31st CMA Awards. Also included is a quarter-page ad for one of the show's sposnsors, Chevy Trucks. There's also a Friday, 9/26/97 TV Guide ad and listing for Nash Bridges, "Payback" (Don Johnson, Willie Nelson). There are three additions to the NBC gallery, all Thursday, 9/25/97 ads in TV Guide Magazine. The first ad is a full-page ad for Friends (David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston) which is the first of a two-part ad. The second part is a two-page ad for Friends, "The One with the Jellyfish," Union Square, "Hasta la Muerta, Baby," Seinfeld, "The Butter Shave" and Veronica's Closet, "Pilot." There's also a page-and-a-half ad and close-up description for ER, "Ambush" (Anthony Edwards). There are two additions to the PBS gallery, both for The American Experience, "The Presidents," a Monday, 9/22/97 ad for "TR" (Theodore Roosevelt) and a Wednesday, 9/24/97 ad for "FDR" (Franklin Delano Roosevelt). There are also two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 9/22/97 ad with Buckeye customers Johnetta McColough and Bernie Place (Toledo knows, Buckeye CableSystem provides cable choices and quality service.). Next is another 9/22/97 ad, for Baywatch on USA Network. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 9/25/97 full-page TV Guide ad for the Honda Accord (As if you need another reason to watch Seinfeld...). More September, and October 1997 ads, from the September 27-October 5, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
May262015

May 26, 2015: dubba dubba difference!

There are ten more ads today, from the September 20-26, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the September 20, 1997 issue of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, "A Guide to TV Guide: How to get the most from our program listings." There's one addition to the CBS gallery, a Sunday, 9/21/97 full-page TV Guide ad for the season premiere of 60 Minutes. There are two additions to the NBC gallery, a two-part 9/22/97 TV Guide ad for Monday night shows, part one (full page ad with Brooke Shields) and part two, on the next two pages (two-page ad for Suddenly Susan "I Love You, I Think," Fired Up "The Mother of All Gwens," Caroline in the City, "Caroline and the Reception" & The Naked Truth, "Things Change." There are five additions (all Blade ads) to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 9/20/97 ad with Buckeye customers Scott Jeffer and Alyse Johnson (Toledo knows, Buckeye CableSystem provides cable choices and quality service.). Next is a Saturday, 9/20/97 ad for four college football games available on Impulse Entertainment via ESPN Game Plan. Next are two more 9/20/97 ads, both for Sunday Night NFL on TNT with the Jets playing the Patriots. There was a Sports Section ad that featured sponsor American Custom Industries and there was a Peach Section ad that featured sponsor Valiton Chrysler-Plymouth. There's one more 9/20/97 ad for TNN's coverage of the MBNA 400, sponsored by Tuffy Auto Service Centers. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 9/20/97 half-page ad for Kids' WB programming including MIB: Men in Black and Batman, and a Toledo Storm Hockey game jersey contest. Today's last ad is an addtion to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Saturday, 9/20/97 full-page ad for HBO America Undercover, "The Execution Machine: Texas Death Row." More September 1997 ads, from the September 20-26, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
May242015

May 24, 2015: Your Home Teams are Moving

You'll find nineteen more ads today from the September 13-19, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from September 13, 16, 17 and 19, 1997 issues of The Blade. There are three additions to the ABC gallery starting with a full-page color TV Guide ad for The Wonderful World of Disney premiere (The Magic Hour is Coming.), followed by another full-page color TV Guide ad for Dharma and Greg (Marriage this fast usually involves a shotgun.). There's also a Thursday, 9/18/97 full-page TV Guide ad for the series premiere of Cracker starring Robert Pastorelli (Disturbing. Haunting. Twisted. Enough about him.). There are two additions (both TV Guide ads) to the CBS gallery starting with a Sunday, 9/14/97 full-page ad and full-page close-up description for The 49th Annual Emmy Awards. There's also a Monday, 9/15/97 ad (on two pages) for Cybill, "Regarding Henry" (Cybill Shepherd) and George & Leo, "Pilot" (Bob Newhart, Judd HIrsch). There are three additions (all TV Guide ads) to the FOX gallery starting with a Monday, 9/15/97 ad (on two pages) for Melrose Place, "Trojan Stork" (Heather Locklear) and Ally McBeal, "Compromising Positions" (Calista Flockhart). Also included on the two pages are some 6:30-7:00 pm listings. Next is a Wednesday, 9/17/97 full-page ad for Party of Five, "What a Drag," followed by a Friday, 9/19/97 full-page ad for the series premiere of The Visitor. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 9/15/97 TV Guide ad for Full Circle with Michael Palin. I beleive this ad was the first one in TV Guide to use the station logos for both WBGU-TV 27 and WGTE-TV 30. There are two additions (both TV Guide ads on two pages) to The WB gallery starting with a Sunday, 9/14/97 ad for Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, "He's Gotta Have It," The Parent 'Hood, "Curfew-sion," The Jamie Foxx Show, "The Accused," Unhappily Ever After, "Experimenting in College," The Tom Show, "Bad Publicity" (Tom Arnold) and Alright Already, "Again with the Jury Duty." The other one is a Monday, 9/15/97 ad for 7th Heaven, "Don't Take My Love Away" and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "When She Was Bad" (Sarah Michelle Gellar). There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 9/19/97 Blade Peach Section ad for Walker, Texas Ranger on USA. There are five additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, three of them Blade Sports Section ads for the new Fox Sports Detroit network. This ads were designed to get viewers to call their cable company to get them to carry FSD, but Buckeye wouldn't come to terms with them to carry it until June of 1998. There's a Saturday, 9/13/97 ad (Your Red Wings are moving.), a Tuesday, 9/16/97 ad (Your home teams are moving.), and a Wednesday, 9/17/97 full-page ad (Double Premiere! Fox Sports Detroit and the Red Wings premiere). There's also a Sunday, 9/14/97 TV Guide ad for E's Primetime Emmy Pre-Show, and a Friday, 9/19/97 ad for VH-1 Storytellers (Elton John). There's one addition to the TBS gallery, a Sunday, 9/14/97 full-page TV Guide ad for "Dumb and Dumber" (Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a color TV Guide ad for Pop-Secret (Great moments in TV history... Recliner... Remote... Real Butter, in Pop-Secret premium microwave popcorn). More September 1997 ads, from the September 20-26, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
May212015

May 21, 2015: We Believe in Toledo

There are eleven more ads today, from the September 6-12, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from September 9 and 12, 1997 issues of The Blade. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Sunday, 9/7/97 full-page TV Guide ad for Home Team (Terry Bradshaw). The syndicated daytime talk show only lasted a few months. There are three additions to the FOX gallery starting with a Saturday, 9/6/97 full-page TV Guide ad for Cops in Vegas and America's Most Wanted (Men in Blue). Next is a Monday, 9/8/97 full-page TV Guide ad and "Editor's Choice" description for the series premiere of Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart). There's also a Thursday, 9/11/97 full-page TV Guide ad and "Editor's Choice" description for the series premiere of 413 Hope Street (Richard Roundtree, Kelly Coffield Park, Jesse L. Martin, Shari Headley, Michael Easton). Also included are some 8:30 and 9:00 PM listings. This series only lasted for ten episodes. There's one addition to the UPN gallery, a Wednesday, 9/10/97 full-page ad for The Sentinel, "Warriors" (Richard Burgi) and Star Trek: Voyager, "The Gift." There's also one addition to The WB gallery, a Sunday, 9/7/97 TV Guide ad (on two pages) for The Tom Show, "Tom's Back Again" and Alright Already, "Again with the Baby." There are three additions (all Blade ads) to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Tuesday, 9/9/97 half-page ad (We believe in Toledo, so we're investing in Toledo), followed by a Friday, 9/12/97 ad for The Chris Rock Show on HBO. There's also a 9/12/97 half-page ad (Subscribe to Showtime and The Movie Channel...$11.98 per month!). Today's last two ads are additions (both TV Guide ads) to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Monday, 9/8/97 ad for a Happy Days Marathon on Nick-at-Nite (How do you take your Happy Days, Chachinated or Dechachinated?). There's also a Friday, 9/12/97 ad (on two pages) for two HBO shows, The Chris Rock Show and Mr. Show with Bob and David, "Heaven's Chimney" (Bob Odenkirk, David Cross). More September 1997 ads, from the September 13-19, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
May192015

May 19, 2015: "Classic TV" on Biography

You'll find eleven more ads today, from the August 30-September 5, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from August 30-September 4, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 9/1/97 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Syndication is Quelling Radio's Local Flavor." There's one addition to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Sunday, 8/31/97 full-page TV Guide ad for The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon ("A Star"..."Show Biz Icon"..."A Trouper"). There's also one addition to the UPN gallery, a Wednesday, 9/3/97 full-page ad for Star Trek: Voyager, "Scorpion," consisting of the season three finale and the season four premiere (Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine). There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with two Blade Sports Section ads, a Monday, 9/1/97 ad for SportsCenter on ESPN, sponsored locally by The University of Toledo, followed by another 9/1/97 ad for US Open Tennis on USA Network. Next are two Blade Peach Section ads, a Wednesday, 9/3/97 ad for South Park on Comedy Central, followed by a Thursday, 9/4/97 ad for The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards (Chris Rock). There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 8/30/97 half-page ad in The Blade for The New Kids' WB on TV5 programming, Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures, The Adventures of Captain Planet, Channel Umptee-3 TV, The Legend of Calamity Jane, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, and MIB: Men in Black. There are four additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, all TV Guide ads, starting with three for A&E Fall Premire Week with "Classic TV" on Biography ads (all on two pages). There's a Monday, 9/1/97 ad for Biography (Andy Griffith) and Poirot, "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" (David Sucet). Next is a Tuesday, 9/2/97 ad for Biogarphy (Alan Alda) and A&E Mystery Movie, "A Touch of Frost: Deep Waters" (David Jason), followed by a Wednesday, 9/3/97 ad for Biography (Phil Silvers) and American Justice, "The Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder." There's also a Thursday, 9/4/97 full-page ad and half-page close-up description for The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards (Chris Rock). More September 1997 ads, from the September 6-12, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...