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Tuesday
Aug232016

August 24, 2016: Start Smarter

There are thirteen more ads today, from the May 1-7, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from May 3-7, 1999 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 5/3/99 Peach Section column by Chris Borrelli, in The Blade, "Incoming Anchors Do Their Homework," about Jon Clark at WNWO-TV 24 and Shelby Croft at WTOL-TV 11. There are two additions, both of them half-page ads from The Blade's Pages of Opinion, to the Channel 13 News gallery. The first one is a Monday, 5/3/99 ad for 13 Action News Good Morning, Good Morning America, and 13 Action News (at 6:00 and 11:00 pm). The other one is a Thursday, 5/6/99 ad, again for 13 Action News Good Morning, Good Morning America, and 13 Action News (at 5:00 and 6:00 pm). The stories covered were "Talk to the Dead with John Edward," "Dealing with Grief," and "Easing the Pain." Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Diane Larson, Greg Johans, Keith Jones and Kelli Wiese were in the ads. There are larger versions of those two ads here and here. Next is an addition, from TV Guide, to the CBS gallery, a Monday, 5/3/99 ad, on two pages, for Cosby, "The VerseyMethod," The King of Queens, "Where's Poppa?," Everybody Loves Raymond, "Be Nice," and Becker, "Drive, They Said" (Even more shameless crossover Monday!). A larger version can be found here. There are two additions, from TV Guide, to the FOX gallery starting with a full-page color ad for Fox NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. There's also a Saturday, 5/1/99 ad, on two pages, for the 400th. episode of Cops and America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back! (Lured into sex slavery!). There's a larger version of that ad, here. There are also two additions, from TV Guide, to the NBC gallery starting with a full-page (color) back cover ad for an NBC Hallmark Entertainment Event, "Noah's Ark." There's also a Wednesday, 5/5/99 full-page ad for the 200th episode of Law & Order, "Empire" (Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, Sam Waterson, Angie Harmon). Next is an addition, from TV Guide, to the PBS gallery, a Sunday, 5/2/99 ad for Wild Europe. There are three additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Tuesday, 5/4/99 ad for "The X-Files" on HBO. Next is a Wednesday, 5/5/99 ad for Comedy Central's Strangers with Candy, followed by a Friday, 5/7/99 ad for "Sci-Fi Prime" on the Sci-Fi Channel, featuring Poltergeist: The Legacy, Farscape, Sliders, and First Wave. There's one addition, from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Saturday, 5/1/99 ad, on two pages, for The Beltway Boys and Judith Regan Tonight, on Fox News Channel. You can find a larger version of the ad, here. Today's last ad is an addition, from The Blade, to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Tuesday, 5/4/99 half-page ad, in the Sports Section, for Corporate Protection Services (Your Connection for Serious Business Security). More ads, from the 8-14, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Aug162016

August 17, 2016: Weekend with the Duke

There are eleven more ads today, from the April 24-30, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from April 24 & 27-29, 1999 editions of The Blade, plus two Random Pages gallery additions. There's a Monday, 4/26/99 Peach Section story in The Blade, "Ch. 24 Hires New Anchor," about Jon Clark joining Lisa Guyton to co-anchor WNWO's 6 and 11 pm newscasts. There's also a Tuesday, 4/27/99 TV Guide page with some 8:30 - 9 pm listings and a half-page "movie close-up" for "The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights" with Patty Duke and other original castmembers. The lyrics to the show's theme song are also included. The next four ads are all from TV Guide. There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a full-page color ad for Disney's One Saturday Morning. There's also one addition to the FOX gallery, too, a Sunday, 4/25/99 ad and "close-up" description for The X-Files, "The Unnatural," written and directed by series star, David Duchovny. Next is an addition to the PBS gallery, a full-page color ad for Zoboomafoo with the Kratt Brothers. And there's also one addition to the UPN gallery, a Thursday, 4/29/99 full-page ad and "close-up" description for the premiere of WWF Smackdown! There are three additions, all from The Blade's Peach Section, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Saturday, 4/24/99 ad for Weekend with the Duke on TBS, which included the movies, "Big Jake," "Rio Lobo," "McClintock!" and "Cahill, U.S. Marshal." Next is a Wednesday, 4/28/99 ad for The Brady Bunch on Nick-at-Nite, followed by a Thursday, 4/29/99 ad for AMC's Swing Special Featuring the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, There are two additions, from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a full-page color back-cover ad for Kids Choice Awards 99 on Nickelodeon (Rosie O'Donnell), and a Sunday, 4/25/99 full-page ad for Titanic Answers from the Abyss on the Discovery Channel. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. The first one is a full-page color ad, from TV Guide, with the cast of Frasier (got milk?). The second one is a Tuesday, 4/27/99 full-page ad from The Blade (Everybody's Chatting about Access Toledo).

 

More ads, from the May 1-7, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Aug092016

August 10, 2016: Coast to Coast

There are six more ads today, from the April 17-23, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from April 20, 21 & 23, 1999 editions of The Blade, plus two Random Pages gallery additions from TV Guide. The first one is a Sunday, 4/18/99 page with some 10-11 pm listings and a "series finale" description for the last episode of USA's Silk Stalkings, "Noir." The other one is a Tuesday, 4/20/99 page with some 8:30-9:00 pm listings and two "close-ups," one for the CBS movie, "The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds...It Leads," with James Garner and Hal Linden, and one for Felicity, "Assassins," with Keri Russell. There are three additions, all from Peach Sections of The Blade, to the the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Tuesday, 4/20/99 ad for Confronting the Crisis: Child Care in America on Lifetime. Next is a Wednesday, 4/21/99 ad for Daria on MTV, followed by a Friday, 4/23/99 ad for Space Ghost Coast to Coast on Cartoon Network. There are also three additions, all from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery. The first one is a Sunday, 4/18/99 ad for E! True Hollywood Stories: Anissa Jones. The second one is a Monday, 4/19/99 full-page ad for the History Channel's The Century: America's Time with Peter Jennings. Today's last ad is a Friday, 4/23/99 ad for two Don Knotts movies on Fox Family Channel, "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" and "The Reluctant Astronaut." More ads, from the April 24-30, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Aug022016

August 3, 2016: Bionic Double Feature

There are nine additional ads today, from the April 10-16, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from April 12, 13 & 16, 1999 editions of The Blade. There's also one addition, from The Blade, to the Random Pages gallery, a Monday, 4/12/99 Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Gill Shifts Musical Formats," about the retirement of WGTE-FM's Bill Gill. There's one addition, from TV Guide, to the FOX gallery, a Sunday, 4/11/99 two-page ad for The Simpsons, "Mom and Pop Art" and the series premiere of Family Guy, "I Never Met the Dead Man." You can find a larger version of that ad, here. There's also one addition, from TV Guide, to the UPN gallery, a Thursday, 4/15/99 ad and "editor's choice" description for Scared Straight! 20 Years Later, hosted by Danny Glover. There's one addition, from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, too, a Friday, 4/16/99 ad in the Peach Section, for Farscape on the Sci-Fi Channel. There are three additions, from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Monday, 4/12/99 ad for The Century: America's Time with Peter Jennings, on History Channel. Also included are two "close-ups," one from the previous Saturday for the conclusion of The Century on ABC, and one for the History Channel series premiere. Next is a Thursday, 4/15/99 ad for Homicide: Life on the Street, "Crosetti," on Court TV. There's also a Friday, 4/16/99 ad for Fox Family Channel's "Bionic Double Feature" of "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" and "Bionic Showdown" (Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner). Today's last three ads, from The Blade, are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Monday, 4/12/99 full-page ad for the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive, sponsored by Food Town. There are also two half-page ads for Access Toledo, a 4/12/99 ad (Access Toledo Salutes National Library Week) and a Tuesday, 4/13/99 ad (Plug into Total Communications Solutions Over Any Distance). More ads, from the April 17-23, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul262016

July 27, 2016: Going On Safari!

There are ten more ads today, from the July 10-16, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine (all in color) and from the Saturday, April 10, 1999 edition of The Blade. There are two additions, from TV Guide, to the FOX gallery, starting with page one of a three-page fold-out ad, inside the front cover, for the premiere of Family Guy, "I Never Met a Dead Man" (So a fat guy and a talking dog walk into a bar...), followed by pages two and three (Series Premiere!...Family Guy). You can find a larger version of pages two and three, here. There are three additions, all from the Saturday, 4/10/96 edition of The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a full-page ad on page 26 for The Disney Channel (Buckeye CableSystem is Going on Safari with Disney Channel...Going Wild with Jeff Corwin). Next is a Peach Section ad for Sylvia Browne: Adventures of a Psychic, on Impulse Entertainment, followed by another Peach Section ad for "Titanic" on HBO. There are four additions, all full-page color ads from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, starting with three for The Century: America's Time with Peter Jennings, on History Channel. Ad one has WWI veteran, Winston Roche, followed by ad two with young boy scout Mickey Spillane, and ad three with former hostage, Barry Rosen. There's also a back cover ad for "Titanic" on HBO. Today's last ad, also from TV Guide, is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery. It's another full-page color ad, for Hershey's (Change is Bad).

More ads from the April 10-16, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...