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Thursday
Mar262015

March 26, 2015: Check It Out!

There are twelve more ads today, from the April 5-11, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the April 4, 7 and 9, 1997 issues of The Blade. There's also one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 4/7/97 Blade Peach Section item by Chris Borrelli about Ann Arbor's public radio station. There's one addition to the Channel 7 gallery, a Saturday, 4/5/97 ad for a syndicated special, The Power of a Promise Kept. There's also one addition to the NBC gallery, another 4/5/97 ad, for National Geographic, "Tigers of the Snow," followed by a PBS gallery addition, a Wednesday, 4/9/97 ad for Scientific American Frontiers, "Robots Alive!" There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 4/5/97 full-page ad for $2.95 movies on Impulse Entertainment including "Courage Under Fire," "That Thing You Do," "Bulletproof", "ID4" and "The Glimmer Man" (Check It Out!). Next is a Monday, 4/7/97 ad for a Buckeye CableSystem offer which included passes to "Family Fun Night" at COSI. There's also a Wednesday, 4/9/97 ad for A&E's Biography of Muhammed Ali. And there are six additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Saturday, 4/5/97 ad for "The Seven Year Itch" on AMC (Mariyln Monroe, Tom Ewell), Next are four ads for movies on the Disney Channel, another 4/5/97 ad (and close-up description), for "Pocahontas," followed by a Monday, 4/7/97 ad for "Cinderella," a Tuesday, 4/8/97 ad for "A Goofy Movie" and a Thursday, 4/9/97 ad for "Man of the House" (Chevy Chase, Jonathan Taylor Thomas). I'll be adding more similar ads on Sunday. Today's last ad is a Monday, 4/7/97 two-part ad for A&E's Biography (10 Years). This was a TV Guide ad on two adjacent pages with listings in between. Those listings included some 6:30-7:30 PM shows. The shows included biographies of Jackie Onassis and Muhammed Ali (pictured) as well as Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan, George Patton, Shirley Temple, and others. More April 1997 ads, from the April 5-11, 1997 and April 12-18, 1997 issues of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Mar242015

March 24, 2015: Kids and Family

You'll find thirteen more ads today, all from the April 5-11, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine. All of today's ads are in color, and all but two are full-page ads. They're from a special advertising section for cable's week-long showcase of the best Kids & Family Programming. All of them are additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery. The first one is a Viacom ad for Nickelodeon, Nick-at-Nite, Nick Jr., and TV Land (Kids and Families have always been the center of our universe.). Next is a Discovery Channel ad for "Growing Up Wild Week" on Wild Discovery (Comes with 456 lbs. of trunk space), followed by an HBO ad for Happily Ever After (Fairy Tales for Every Child). There's also a Disney Channel ad for "Pocahontas" (First Time on TV!), followed by a Discovery Channel Kids ad (It's their time.) and an Animal Planet ad (family viewing...All animals. All the time.). There's a TLC ad for Ready, Set, Learn!, followed by a 20th. Anniversary Family Channel ad for the movies, "Captains Courageous, "The Ditchdigger's Daughters," "Stolen Moments: Secrets from the Rose Garden" and "Dog's Best Friend." You'll also find an AMC ad for their family special, The Royale, an A&E ad for Biography for Kids (Shirley Temple), a History Channel ad for Ellis Island, and a Showtime ad for their original pictures for kids, "My Life as a Dog," "The Song Spinner" and "Bonnie and Julie." Today's last addition is an HBO Family ad for "The Amazing Panda Adventure," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Indian in the Cupboard," Star Trek Generations" and "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie." More April 1997 ads from the April 5-11, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Mar222015

March 22, 2015: We've Got The Tribe!!

There are eleven more ads today, from the March 29-April 4, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the March 29-31 and April 2-3, 1997 issues of The Blade. There are also two additions to the Random Pages gallery, including a Monday, 3/31/97 TV Guide page with some early afternoon listings and a close-up description of Vintage All My Children on ABC, part of nine weeks worth of vintage episodes of three ABC soap operas. There's also a Monday, 3/31/97 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Bob Edwards Comes to Town" which also includes other items, concerning WTVG-TV and WWWM-FM. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Saturday, 3/29/97 ad for the Easter Sunday edition of The Broad Cast. There's also one addition to the CBS gallery, a Sunday, 3/30/97 TV Guide ad and close-up description for the CBS World Premiere Movie, "A Walton Easter" (Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Richard Thomas, Kate McNeil). There's one addition to The WB gallery, too, a Wednesday, 4/2/97 TV Guide ad for Sister, Sister, "Double Dutch" and Smart Guy, "Pilot." also including a listing for Sister, Sister (Tia and Tamera Mowry) and a close-up description for Smart Guy (Tahj Mowry). There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 3/31/97 ad for The CIA: Secret Warriors on the Discovery Channel, and a Thursday, 4/3/97 ad for Home and Family on the Family Channel. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Sunday, 3/20/97 half-page clip-n-save ad for Buckeye Baseball (We've Got the Tribe!!). There are three additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Wedmesday, 4/2/97 ad for The Life and Times of... "Roy Orbison" on TNN. Next is a Thursday, 4/3/97 ad for "Rocky II" (Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire) on TNT, another "Kiss and Tell Sweepstakes" ad, followed by another one for TNN, a Friday, 4/4/97 ad for TNN Motor Madness, "Truck Challenge VI" (monster mash). There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 4/4/97 ad for WWWM-FM 105.5's "Lifestyles of Toledo" promotion at North Towne Square Mall. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 2/29/97 ad for The Blade's weather page (What's The Weather Today?). On Tuesday I'll be posting ads from the April 5-11, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, all from a special "Kids and Families" section, all of them in color, and all but two of them, full-page ads.

Thursday
Mar192015

March 19, 2015: Free Preview

There are nine more ads today, from the March 22-28, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the March 26-28, 1997 issues of The Blade. There's one addition to the CBS gallery, a Thursday, 3/27/97 ad for The World of Peter Rabbit & Friends (A holiday treat for the entire family). There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 3/26/97 ad for The House Doctor (Ron Hazelton) on HGTV. Next is another 3/26/97 ad for "The Island of Dr. Moreau" on Impulse Entertainment, followed by a Thursday, 3/27/97 half-page ad for a SelectChannels free preview. There's also another 3/27/97 ad, for The Secret World of Alex Mack on Nickelodeon, and a Friday, 3/28/97 ad for "The Lion King" on the Disney Channel. There are two additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery. The first one is a Thursday, 3/27/97 ad for "Foul Play" (Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn) on TNT, featuring a "Kiss and Tell" contest. The other one is a Friday, 3/28/97 ad for TNN's Motor Madness (uninterrupted car crashes - dixie crash fest). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 3/27/97 full-page ad for Best Buy (3 Days Only...Everything is On Sale). More March and April 1997 ads, from the March 29 - April 4, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Mar172015

March 17, 2015: Hollywood's Biggest Night

You'll find ten more ads today, nine from the March 22-28, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and one from the Tuesday, 3/25/97 issue of The Blade. There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a Monday, 3/24/97 full-page TV Guide ad and full-page close-up description for The 69th Annual Academy Awards (Billy Crystal). There's a larger version here. Next is an addition to the PBS gallery, a Saturday, 3/22/97 full-page WBGU-TV27 ad for An Evening with Harry Belafonte and Friends, Great Performances, "Les Miserables" and John Tesh: The Avalon Concert. There's also one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Tuesday, 3/25/97 Blade Peach Section ad, for "Primal Fear" on HBO (Richard Gere). The rest of today's ads are additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery starting with a Sunday, 3/23/97 ad, another one for MTV's Spring Break 97, followed by another 3/23/97 ad, for A&E's Biography, "Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow." There's one more 3/27/97 ad, for Alien Invasion Week on TLC, followed by a Monday, 3/24/97 ad for Academy Awards Night on E!. There's another 3/24/97 ad for MTV's Daria, "Cafe Dissaffecto" and two more ads for shows on TNN, one more 3/24/97 ad, for Prime Time Country (Naomi Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, host Gary Chapman), and a Wednesday, 3/25/97 ad for The Life and Times of... "The Judds." More March 1997 ads from the March 22-28, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...