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Sunday
Dec042016

December 5, 2016: Season's Eatings

There are twelve additions today to the Holiday Season Ads gallery, eleven from the December 4-10, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and one from the Sunday, December 5, 1999 edition of The Blade. The first four ads are from TV Guide, starting with a Saturday, 12/4/99 ad, the first of three for the world premiere of TNT's "A Christmas Carol," with Patrick Stewart. The first ad is for a TNT/Mail Boxes Etc. contest where you could win a trip to London. Next is another 12/4/99 ad, for the CBS special, Amy Grant: A Christmas to Remember, on which Tony Bennett appeared. There's a Sunday, 12/5/99 ad for the one-hour animated special, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, on Fox Family Channel. It's followed by another 12/5/99 ad, for the ABC special, A Rosie Christmas. Also included is the TV Guide "holiday close-up." There's also a larger version, here. Today's only ad from The Blade is a Sunday, 12/5/99 full-page ad, in the Real Estate Section, for TNT's "A Christmas Carol," the second ad for that movie. It was sponsored locally by Promedica Health System, on Buckeye CableSystem. The rest of today's ads are all from TV Guide. The next one is a 12/5/99 full-page ad for the Fox Family Channel world television premiere of "Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish" with David Gallagher, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, and Eugene Levy. It's followed by another 12/5/99 full-page ad, the third one for "A Christmas Carol" on TNT. There's also a 12/5/99 ad for the Sunday line-up on Food Network, Emeril Kicks Up the Holidays, From Martha's Holiday Kitchen, and Decadent Desserts with Jacques Torres (season's eatings!). There's one more Sunday, 12/5/99 ad, for the CBS holiday movie, "Santa & Pete" with Hume Cronyn and James Earl Jones. The last three ads today are all Monday, 12/6/99 ads. The first ad is for Frosty's Winter Wonderland on Fox Family Channel. The second ad is for the Fox holiday special, CinderElmo with Keri Russell, sponsored by K-Mart. The third one is a full-page ad, for the CBS special, And So This is Christmas, with Baby Face, Celine Dion, Harry Connick, Jr., Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, and Charlotte Church. More holiday ads, from the December 4-10, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Nov292016

November 29, 2016: They're the Most Wonderful Times of the Year

You'll find sixteen additions today, to the Holiday Season Ads gallery, from the November 27 - December 3, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from November 27 & 28, 1999 editions of The Blade. The first two ads are from TV Guide, a full-page color ad for upcoming holiday specials on CBS including Snowden's Christmas, And So This Is Christmas, The Snowden, Raggedy Ann & Andy Holiday, and Stars On Ice, followed by another full-page color ad, for Celebrity Dish: The Holidays, hosted by Mark McEwen, on Food Network. Next are two ads from The Blade's Saturday, 11/27/99 edition. The first ad is for Hatfield Oldsmobile-Honda's "Christmas in a Trunk" sale, followed by a half-page Peach Section ad for TNT's Sunday night holiday premieres, "The English Patient," "A Christmas Carol," Christmas in Washington, "Evita," and One Love: The Bob Marley Tribute. There's also a Saturday, 11/27/99 TV Guide page with some 9:30-10:30 am listings and a "Local Focus Holiday Close-Up" for Toledo's Holiday Parade (Diane Larson). The next two are Sunday, 11/28/99 full-page ads from The Blade, a Kroger ad (Share the Spirit), followed by a Food-Town ad for the International Festival of Lights at Toledo's International Park. The rest of today's ads are all from TV Guide, starting with a Sunday, 11/28/99 ad for "The Santa Clause" on ABC's Wonderful World of Disney, followed by a Wednesday, 12/1/99 ad for Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer, part of "The 12 Days of Christmas on CBS!" The next two are 12/1/99 full-page ads for NBC specials, the first ad, for Christmas in Rockefeller Center, the second ad for Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas. The next three are for Fox Family Channel's "25 Days of Christmas," a Thursday, 12/2/99 ad for The Little Drummer Boy, followed by a 12/2/99 full-page ad, for the animated "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town." There's also a Friday, 12/3/99 ad for Rudolph's Shiny New Year. Today's last two ads are for CBS specials, a Friday, 12/3/99 ad, on two pages, for A Charlie Brown Christmas and Snowden's Christmas (Two Great Gifts!), followed by another 12/3/99 ad, for The Nuttiest Nutcracker. There's also a larger version of the first ad, here. More holiday ads, from the December 4-10, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Nov222016

November 22, 2016: Thanksgiving Helper

There are 11 additions today, all additions to the Thanksgiving gallery, from the November 20-26, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magaine and from The Blade's November 24, 1999 Peach Section and Novemeber 25, 1999 Section A. The first one is from TV Guide, a Monday, 11/22/99 ad, on two pages for the CBS shows, The King of Queens, "Roamin' Holiday, Ladies Man, "Thanks for Nothing," Everybody Loves Raymond, "No Thanks," and Becker, "Pain in the Aspirin." There's also a larger version, here. Next is a Wednesday, 11/24/99 Buckeye CableSystem ad from The Blade's Peach Section, for The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't, on Cartoon Network. The next two are full-page ads from Section A of The Blade's Thursday, 11/25/99 edition. The first ad is for Marshall Field's 'afterthanksgivingsale." The second ad is for Jacobson's "After Thanksgiving Clearance." The rest of today's ads and "pages" are from TV Guide, starting with a Thursday, 11/25/99 page with some 7-8:05 am listings and a "holiday close-up" for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, followed by NBC's ad for that parade, with pictures of hosts Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker. There's also another TV Guide page, with some 1-3pm listings and a close-up for the two NFL games that day (Bears vs. Lions on Fox and Dolphins vs. Cowboys on CBS). Following that are four more Thursday, 11/25/99 "close-ups," for Shania Twain: Come On Over, on CBS, Friends, "The One Where Ross Got High," Frasier, "The Apparent Trap." and ER, "Great Expectations." The next two are NBC ads. The first one is a two-page ad for Friends, "The One Where Ross Got High," Just Shoot Me, "First Date," Frasier, "The Apparent Trap," and Will and Grace, "Homo for the Holidays," on "The Biggest Thursday Ever." The second one is a full-page ad for the ER Thanksgiving episode, "Great Expectations." There's a larger version, here. There's also a Friday, 11/26/99 full-page NBC ad for the two-hour Providence Thanksgiving episode, "Thank You Providence." More 1999 Holiday ads, from the November 27-December 3, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Nov172016

November 18, 2016: Entertaining America

There are nine more ads today, from the July 24-30, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from July 25, 26, 27, 29 & 30, 1999 editions of The Blade. All of today's ads are for shows on cable. There are five additions, from pages of The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Sunday, 7/25/99 "TV Week" ad for Chicago Cubs Baseball games ("Great Sports Action on WGN this Summer!"), followed by a Monday, 7/26/99 Peach Section ad for VH-1's The 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll (Madonna). Next is a Tuesday, 7/27/99 ad, also from the Peach Section, for Vs. with Greg Proops, on Comedy Central. There's also a Thursday, 7/29/99 half-page ad, in the Peach Section, for Restore America, with Bob Vila, on HGTV. It was on The Blade's Weather Page. It's followed by a Friday, 7/30/99 ad, also in the Peach Section, for "Bringing Up Baby" with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, on AMC. The rest of today's ads are additions, from TV Guide Magazine, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, starting with a full-page color ad for The 100 Greatest Women of Rock 'n' Roll on VH-1. Next is a Sunday, 7/25/99 full-page ad for the Fox Family Channel original movie, "Don't Look Behind You" with Patrick Duffy and Pam Dawber. It's followed by another 7/25/99 full-page ad, for Showtime's "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story," shown in two-parts. Today's last ad is one more Sunday, 7/25/99 ad, for the pilot episode of Millennium, with Lance Henriksen, on FX. 1999 Thanksgiving ads, from the November 20-26, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Nov132016

November 14, 2016: Close-Up on a Classic

You'll find seven more ads today, from the July 17-23, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from July 17, 20 & 22, 1999 editions of The Blade. There are also four additions to the Random Pages gallery, three from TV Guide, a "To Our Readers" page which announced some changes in the weekly magazine, a Saturday, 7/17/99 full-page prime-time listings grid, and a Monday, 7/19/99 page with some 6-8 pm listings and a "close-up on a classic" box for the Seinfeld episode, "The Merv Griffin Show." There's also a Monday, 7/19/99 Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Spring Ratings Bring Ch. 13 Mysterious Bad News." The column also includes an item on WCWA-AM and an item about Stephanie Roberts. There are two additions. from TV Guide, to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 7/19/99 ad for Frank Lloyd Wright, and a Tuesday, 7/20/99 ad for The Life of Birds (David Attenborough). Next are three additions, from Peach Sections in The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. There's a Saturday, 7/17/99 ad for Super Chunk: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, on Cartoon Network. It's followed by a Tuesday, 7/20/99 ad for HGTV's Gardening by the Yard (Paul James). There's also a Thursday, 7/22/99 ad for The Chimp Channel, "Telethon," on TBS. The last two ads today are additions, from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, starting with a Monday, 7/19/99 ad for Cooking Live and Cooking Live Primetime with Sara Moulton, on Food Network. Ther's also a Monday, 7/19/99 ad for Discovery Channel's The Ultimate Guide "Dolphins." More ads, from the July 24-30, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...