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Sunday
Aug022015

August 2, 2015:  "Toledowood"

There are eleven more ads today, four in color, from the March 14-20, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the March 17, 1998 edition of The Blade, plus four Random Pages gallery additions, starting with a Saturday, 3/14/98 TV Guide page which has some 11:30am-12:30pm listings and a close-up description for The 50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time on Cartoon Network. The other three are from The Blade, including two Monday, 3/16/98 Peach Section stories by Chris Borrelli. The first one, "Jacor Cans Toledo Radio Veteran Martz From Job at WCWA," about the firing of Bob Martz. The second one, "'Daily Show' a Sure Program for Humiliation," is the first of two stories today, about The Daily Show's visit to Toledo to interview Mayor Carty Finkbeiner ("ToledoWood"). The other one is a Tuesday, 3/17/98 News Section 2 story, "'Daily Show' Satire Slaps City, Finkbeiner." Now on to today's ads. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Tuesday, 3/17/98 half-page ad on The Blade's Weather Page, with Buckeye CableSystem's Natalie Woods. There are seven additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, all from TV Guide Magazine, starting with two full-page color ads, a Disney Channel ad for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," followed by a Nickelodeon ad (on the back cover) for Blues Clues. Next is a Saturday, 3/14/98 full-page ad for the movie "Rome Adventure" on AMC ("Say bon giorno, baby! to Suzanne Pleshette"). There's also a Sunday, 3/15/98 full-page ad for A&E's Biography of John Wayne, followed by a Sunday, 3/15/98 page-and-a-half ad for "Moby Dick" on USA. That image also includes an "Editor's Choice" description and some 8:00 and 8:30 PM listings. Next is a Monday, 3/16/98 full-page ad for the season six premiere of The Larry Sanders Show, "Another List" (Garry Shandling) on HBO (Got milk of magnesia?), followed by another 3/16/98 ad, the second one today for "Reel Men" on Biography, this one of Cary Grant. There's also one addition to the TBS gallery, another color TV Guide ad, for the movie "Edward Scissorhands" on Dinner and a Movie on TBS, part of a Nestle multi-page ad insert. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, another full-page color TV Guide ad, this one for Sears (soar to the final four...win 10 tickets to this month's NCAA women's and men's final games), and a Tuesday, 3/17/98 ad from The Blade's Business Plus section, for web pages designed by Access Toledo. More ads from the March 14-20, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Jul302015

June 30, 2015: Your Lifelong Learning Resource

You'll find twelve more ads today, from the March 7-13, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from March 9 & 13, 1998 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 3/9/98 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "School Negotiation News Blackout Tests Ingenuity of Toledo Media" and also includes other items about Warner Bros. scouting Northwest Ohio Farms and about The Daily Show's upcoming story on "Toledowood." There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a Wednesday, 3/11/98 full-page TV Guide ad with two "Editor's Choice" descriptions, for The Drew Carey Show, "The Bachelor Party" and the series premiere of Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (Traylor Howard). There's also one addition to the CBS gallery, a Tuesday, 3/10/98 ad for a special primetime episode of The Young and the Restless. There are four additions, all from TV Guide Magazine, to the PBS gallery, all for shows on WBGU-TV27. There's a Saturday, 3/7/98 ad for WBGU Cooks, "Enticing Ethnic Foods," followed by another 3/7/98 ad, for Riverdance Live From New York City. Next is a Sunday, 3/8/98 ad for Andre Rieu: The North America I Love, followed by a Wednesday, 3/11/98 ad for The Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon Concert. "Your lifelong learning resource" was part of all their ads back then. We'll see how much longer that lasts now that it's a possibility that WBGU will sell off their spectrum. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 3/13/98 ad for Family Affair on TV Land. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, too, a Monday, 3/9/98 ad for Brian Dennehy Week on The TV5 Matinee Movie, which featured the movies "Skokie," "The River Rat," "The Last of the Finest," "FX2" and "Jack Reed: Badge of Honor." And there are four additions, all from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Saturday, 3/7/98 ad for the premiere of The Olympic Show on CNBC. Next is a 3/7/98 full-page ad, for the movie "Robin and the Seven Hoods" (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.) on AMC, followed by a Monday, 3/9/98 full-page ad for a marathon of Bewitched shows on Nick-at-Nite (Dueling Darrins!...Dick York and Dick Sargent). Today's last ad is another 3/9/98 full-page ad, for the History Channel's The Great Depression (You have a ticket out of the depression. But only for a few hours). More March 1998 ads, from the March 14-20, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul282015

July 28, 2015: Town Talk

There are nine more ads today, from the February 28-March 6, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from February 28 and March 2 & 6, 1998 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 3/2/98 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Blanzy's Bound for the Big Time," about sportscaster Jeff Blanzy, who would remain with WLS-TV in Chicago until 2009. There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a Sunday, March 1, 1998 TV Guide ad for "Pocahontas" on The Wonderful World of Disney. There's also one addition to the FOX gallery, a Friday, 3/6/98 full-page TV Guide ad for Millennium, "Owls" (Lance Henriksen). There's one addition to The WB gallery, too, a Wednesday, 3/4/98 full-page ad for Smart Guy, "Strangers on the Net" (Tahj Mowry). There are two additions, both from The Blade Peach Section, to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Saturday, 2/28/98 ad for Baywatch, "Night of the Dolphin." There's also another 2/28/98 ad, for the movie "Days of Thunder" (Tom Cruise). There's one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Saturday, 2/28/98 full-page TV Guide ad for the movie "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation" (James Stewart). There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 3/6/98 ad for Food Town's Town Talk on WRVF-FM, the River. Today's last two ads, both from The Blade, are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, both for internet service providers, a Saturday, 2/28/98 ad for Access Toledo, which offered discounts for Toledo-Lucas County Library cardholders, and a Monday, 3/2/98 full-page ad for TotalLink (Totally Connected). More March 1998 ads, from the March 7-13, 1998 issue of The Blade, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Jul262015

July 26, 2015: If You Don't Like The Toledo Weather Forecast, Wait 7.5 Minutes

There are eleven more ads today, from the February 21-27, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from February 24-27, 1998 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Tuesday, 2/24/98 Blade Sports Section (AP) story, "TV Ratings Worst Since '68 Games." There's one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Wednesday, 2/25/98 Blade Peach Section ad for a 13 Action News story on unsolved murders in the area. There's also one addition to the ABC gallery, a Tuesday, 2/24/98 TV Guide ad for NYPD Blue, "Don't Kill the Messenger" (Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, Nicholas Turturro). There's one addition to the NBC gallery, too, a Thursday, 2/26/98 page-and-a-half TV Guide ad for "must see" Thursday shows, Friends, "The One With All the Rugby," Just Shoot Me, "College or Collagen," Seinfeld, "The Wizard," and Veronica's Closet, "Veronica's a Drag" (Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Laura San Giacomo, David Spade, Michael Richards, Jerry Seinfeld, Yasmine Bleeth, Kirstie Alley). There are two additions to the PBS gallery starting with a Tuesday, 2/24/98 ad for Nova, "Everest: The Death Zone." There's also a Wednesday, 2/25/98 ad for America in the '40s: A Sentimental Journey. There are five additions, all from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Tuesday, 2/24/98 Peach Section ad for Make Me Laugh on Comedy Central. Next is a Wednesday, 2/25/98 Sports Section ad for a Duke vs. Georgia Tech basketball game on ESPN, sponsored by Sovereign Window Systems. There's also a Thursday, 2/26/98 Peach Section ad for The New Explorers, "A Twentieth Century Man" and "Flight for Survival" on A&E, followed by a Thursday, 2/26/98 ad for weather reports on The InfoChannel from The Blade, and a Friday, 2/27/98 Peach Section ad for "When We Were Kings" (Muhammad Ali) on Showtime. Today's last ad is an addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Thursday, 2/26/98 ad for the movie, "Imaginary Crimes" (Harvey Keitel, Kelly Lynch). More February, and March 1998 ads, from the February 28-March 6, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Jul232015

July 23, 2015: Yo Quiero Mad TV

You'll find nine more ads today, all from the February 21-27, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine starting with two additions to the CBS gallery. There's a Sunday, 2/21/98 ad, the last one for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games from Nagano (Putting the finishing touch on the gold). There's also a Monday, 2/22/98 ad, on two pages, for the Monday night lineup of Cosby, "Fifteen Minutes of Fame," Everybody Loves Raymond, "The Ride Along," the pilot episode of Tom Selleck's The Closer, and George & Leo, "The Nanny." Next are two additions to the FOX gallery starting with a Saturday, 2/21/98 ad for America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back! (What really happened to Jon Benet?). Next is another 2/21/98 ad for classic clips from the best of Mad TV (Yo Quiero [I Want] Mad TV). There's one addition to the NBC gallery, a Sunday, 2/22/98 ad for Days of Our Lives (Dead Diva!). There's also one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 2/23/98 ad, on two pages, for The American Experience, "Reagan" (Ronald and Nancy Reagan). There are two additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Saturday, 2/21/98 ad for the movie "What a Way to Go" on AMC ("Learn Dean Martin's pick-up secrets."). There's also a Monday, 2/23/98 ad for Spy Tek on the Discovery Channel (Roger Moore). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 2/21/98 ad for VCR Plus+ Gold (...Punch in you zip code...).

More February 1998 ads, from the February 21-27, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...