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Sunday
Jul052015

July 5, 2015: Change of Plan

There are eleven more ads today, from the January 3-9, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from January 3, 5, 8 & 9, 1998 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 1/5/98 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Turnover Sport Gains Speed at WTVG" and also includes an item about Channel 48 returning to Buckeye CableSystem and another item aout Channel 13's logo. There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a Monday, 1/5/98 full-page TV Guide ad for 20/20, now on twice weekly (Can you spot the difference?). There are two additions, both from TV Guide, to the CBS gallery, a Saturday, 1/3/98 full-page ad and close-up description for the series premiere of The Magnificent Seven, and a Friday, 1/9/98 page-and-a-half ad for Kids Say the Darndest Things (Bill Cosby) and The Gregory Hines Show, "To Volunteer is Human." There's one addition to the NBC gallery, a Sunday, 1/4/98 ad for Days of Our Lives. There are two additions, both from The Blade's Peach Section, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 1/3/98 ad for "My Fellow Americans" (Jack Lemmon, James Garner) on HBO. There's also a Monday, 1/5/98 ad announcing changes to Buckeye's channel 16A/20A. The Blade's Info Channel would be interrupted from 7-11 pm so Channel 48 programming could be shown, including UPN shows. There are four additions, all from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Sunday, 1/4/98 full-page ad for "ShowStoppers Week" on Biography (Bob Hope). Next is another 1/4/98 full-page ad, for the season premiere of HBO's Tracey Takes On (Tracey Ullman). There's one more 1/4/98 full-page ad, for the second season premiere of La Femme Nikita, "Hard Landing" (Peta Wilson) on USA. There's also a Monday, 1/5/98 ad, another one for Biography (Mick Jagger) on A&E. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 1/8/98 Blade Sports Section ad for Toledo Edison ("Introducing a new kind of electric company with the power to conquer your quarterly reeport, a space alien and 14 inches of snow."). More January 1998 ads, from the January 10-16, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Jul022015

July 2, 2015: Starring Toledo's Own Katie Holmes

You'll find ten more ads today, from the December 27, 1997 - January 2, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from December 20, 21, 24, 27, 1997 and January 2, 1998 editions of The Blade. I'll also be uploading holiday ads from the December 20-26, 1997 issue of TV Guide next December. There's one addition to the ABC gallery. a Sunday, 12/28/97 TV Guide ad for The Nice 'n Easy Figure Skating Classic (Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski). There are three additions, all from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with two for TV Land, a Thursday, 12/24/97 Peach Section ad (Coming Soon! Nick at Nite's TV Land), and a Saturday, 12/27/97 half-page ad (You are now entering Nick at Nite's TV Land. Coming December 30, 1997). There's also a Friday, 12/2/98 ad for The Waltons (Richard Thomas) on Family Channel. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, too, also from The Blade, starting with a Saturday, 12/20/97 Peach Section ad for Big Ten Basketball with Ohio State hosting Southern California. The other two ads are for the upcoming premiere of Dawson's Creek on The WB, a Sunday, 12/21/97 full-page TV Week ad (Coming Tues., Jan. 20th...Toledo's own Katie Holmes), and a Friday, 1/2/98 ad (Coming to TV5 Jan. 20th at 9p.m....James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes). Today's last three ads are additions, all from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Sunday, 12/28/97 ad for E! True Hollywood Story (Natalie Wood). Next is a Sunday, 12/28/97 full-page ad for La Femme Nikita, "Mercy" (Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis), followed by a Monday, 12/29/98 ad and close-up description for Biography of the Year on A&E. More January 1998 ads, from the January 3-9, 1998 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Jun302015

June 30, 2015: WBGU Cooks

There are eight more ads today, from the December 13-19, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from December 15, 16 & 19, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 12/15/97 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Ch. 11 Maintains Ratings Despite Competition" and also includes some other local radio items. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, another "Look What's Coming Up This Week! ad for WBGU-TV27, a Saturday, 12/13/97 full-page TV Guide ad for Marcia Adams: Christmas in the Heartland, WBGU Cooks: Wholesome and Healthy, Andrea Bocelli: Romanza in Concert, Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration, and Peter, Paul & Mary Holiday Concert. There are four additions, all from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Monday, 12/15/97 Peach Section ad for Trains Unlimited: Grand Central Station on History Channel. Next is a Tuesday, 12/16/97 Sports Section ad for The NBA on TNT with the Knicks hosting the Pistons. There's also a 12/16/97 Peach Section ad for The Aviators on TLC, followed by a Friday, 12/19/97 Peach Section ad for A&E's Biography, "Molly Brown: An American Legend." There are two additions, both from TV Guide. to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Saturday, 12/13/97 full-page ad for the HBO movie, "Breast Men" (David Schwimmer, Chris Cooper), and a Wednesday, 12/17/97 ad for the USA Women's Hockey Team vs. Canada in the Three Nation's Cup, on Lifetime. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 12/15/97 Blade Peach Section ad for the grand opening of Showcase Cinemas Maumee, where you could see "Tomorrow Never Dies," "MouseHunt," "Amistad" and "Titanic." More December, and January 1997 ads, from the December 27, 1997-January 2, 1998 TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Jun282015

June 28, 2015: Look What's Coming Up This Week!

There are eleven more ads today, from the December 6-12, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from December 6, 9 & 12, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 12/8/97 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "In Toledo TV, Age Isn't Necessarily a Foe." And Seventeen-and-a-half years laters, Dick Berry and Jerry Anderson are still at channel 11 and Rebecca Regnier and Diane Larson are still at channel 13. There are two additions, both from TV Guide, to the FOX gallery starting with a Sunday, 12/7/97 full-page ad for two NFL games, Packers at Bucs and Vikings at Niners ("Brett Farve & Steve Young in Red Zone Renegades"). There's also a 12/7/97 page-and-a-half ad for The World's Funniest, The Simpsons, "Reality Bites," and King of the Hill, "The Company Man" (Fox Sunday night is coming at you!). There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Saturday, 12/6/97 full-page TV Guide ad for shows on WBGU-TV27 including some Christmas shows (Look What's Coming Up This Week!). There are four additions, all from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 12/6/97 Sports Section ad for The NFL on ESPN (Close Encounters of the NFL Kind: BGSU brings you Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins). Next is a 12/6/97 Peach Section ad, for Highway Hangouts: Celebrating America's Roadside Attractions on History Channel, followed by a Tuesday, 12/9/97 Sports Section ad for a Vancouver at Detroit NHL game on ESPN2. There's also a Friday, 12/12/97 Peach Section ad for Skating Romance III: Love is in the Air with Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano, on USA. There are three additions, all from The Blade, to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Saturday, 12/6/97 ad for National Enquirer Presents: Love, Marriage & Divorce...Hollywood Style, with Mike Walker. There are also two Tuesday, 12/9/97 ads for a Denver at Detroit NBA game, a Sports Section ad featuring Michigan J. Frog wearing a Santa cap, and a Peach Section ad (War on the Floor). Today's last ad is an addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Saturday, 12/6/97 full-page TV Guide ad for Stomp Out Loud on HBO. There were also some more holiday ads from this TV Guide and from The Blade that I'll be adding in December of 2015. More December 1997 ads, from the December 13-19, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Jun252015

June 25, 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Generic

You'll find eight more ads today, from the November 29 - December 5, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from November 29 and December 5, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 12/1/97 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "The Good, the Bad, the Generic Sweeps Shows" which also includes another item on who's leaving and who's coming to WNWO's newsroom. There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a Saturday, 11/29/97 TV Guide ad for The Skins Game (Tiger Woods). There's also one addition to the FOX gallery, another 11/29/97 TV Guide ad, for The Primestar Skate International of France. There are two additions, both from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Saturday, 11/29/97 Peach Section ad for the movie, "Toy Story," on the Disney Channel, followed by a Friday, 12/5/97 Sports Section ad for High School Hockey (Sylvania Northview at St. John's) on the Community Channel. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, another Friday,12/5/97 Blade Sports Section ad, a "clip & save" schedule of Big Ten Basketball games on TV5. There are three additions, all from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a full-page color ad for Disney's "Toy Story," which was airing for the first time on the Disney Channel. Next is a Sunday, 11/30/97 full-page ad for David Halbertstam's The Fifties, on the History Channel. Today's last ad is a Sunday, 11/30/97 two-part ad for Shoot the Clock, hosted by Sherry Stringfield, on Lifetime. Also included on the two pages are some 9:15-11:00 pm listings. There were also some holiday ads from this TV Guide and from The Blade that I'll be adding in December of 2015. More December 1997 ads, from the December 6-12, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...