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Thursday
Oct232014

October 23, 2014: Something to Talk About

 

There are twelve more ads today, all from October 1995. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Tuesday, 11/21/95 ad for Tales of the Serengeti. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 11/21/95 ad for The Making of Toy Story: To Infinity and Beyond, on the Disney Channel. Next is a Wednesday, 11/22/95 ad for The Munsters on Nick-at-Nite, followed by a Monday, 11/27/95 ad for the three-part Idols of the Game (Dabney Coleman) on TBS, and another 11/27/95 ad (How can you enjoy the best programming cable has to offer and receive a $10 savings?). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Saturday, 11/18/95 ad for a Street Sharks contest. Next is a Wednesday, 11/22/95 ad for Gabrielle, "I Drive Drunk" (Gabrielle Cateris), followed by a Wednesday, 11/29/95 ad for The WB's The Parent 'Hood, "Just Say Yes, No or Maybe"(Robert Townsend). There are two additions to the Football Bowl Game Ads gallery, both for the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl where the Toledo Rockets would play the Nevada Wolf Pack. There's a Sunday, 11/19/95 full-page Blade ad (Win a trip for two to the Las Vegas Bowl) and a Sunday 11/26/95 UT ad (Las Vegas Bowl IV, One Game, One Prize). I'll be adding several more ads for the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl next week. And there are two additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 11/19/95 ad for Sesame Street Live, "Let's Play School" at the Toledo Sports Arena, followed by a Monday, 11/20/95 ad for "The Beatles Anthology" at Meijer. Also be sure to check out the 114 images in the Halloween Ads gallery. December 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Oct212014

October 21, 2014: Watch The Action

 

You'll find twelve more ads today, all from Novvember 1995. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 11/17/95 ad for the 1995 Emmy Award winning Zoo Today. There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 11/16/95 ad for the NBC primetime lineup of Friends, "The One with the List," The Single Guy, "Sister," Seinfeld, "The Pool Guy," Caroline in the City, "Caroline and the Balloon," and ER, "The Secret Sharer," followed by M*A*S*H at 11:00 and then NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery too, a Monday, 11/4/95 ad for Fox primetime shows, Partners, "City Hall" (Maria Pitillo, Tate Donovan, Jon Cryer) and Ned and Stacey, "Reality Check" (Thomas Hayden Church, Debra Messing, Olivia Newton-John). And there's also one addition to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 11/15/95 ad for the documentary film, "Hoop Dreams." There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Monday, 11/13/95 ad for WWF Monday Night Raw on USA. Next is a Wednesday, 11/15/95 ad for TNN's The Life and Times of Conway Twitty, followed by a Friday, 11/17/95 ad (Finally, a coupon worth clipping!). There's also another 11/17/95 ad, for A&E's Investigative Reports, "Naked News: Talk Radio" (G. Gordon Liddy), and a Saturday, 11/18/95 ad for Max Headroom, "The Academy" (Matt Frewer) on Sci-Fi Channel. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 11/15/95 ad for One West Waikiki, "The Dead Don't Die, (Richard Burgi, Cheryl Ladd), a Friday, 11/17/95 ad for L.A.P.D., and a Saturday, 11/18/95 ad for Step By Step, "Read All About It." Also be sure to check out the 114 images in the Halloween Ads gallery. More November 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Oct192014

October 19, 2014: Care For A Scare?

 

You'll find 20 new additions to the Halloween Ads gallery today, all October ads from 1990-1995. There are six ToledoVision 5 ads, starting with a Friday, 10/30/92 ad for "Heartstoppers...Horror at the Movies" hosted by George Hamilton, on Eerie Street Theatre. Next is a Saturday, 10/30/93 ad for two Halloween specials, A Mirthworm Masquerade and "The Halloween Tree," followed by a Saturday, 10/29/94 ad for three Halloween  specials, Halloween is Grinch Night, The Lorox, and "The Halloween Tree." There's also a Sunday, 10/30/94 ad, again for Halloween specials, Doug's Halloween Adventure, Rugrats Halloween, and Ren & Stimpy Classics, followed by a Monday, 10/31/94 ad for "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and a Saturday, 10/28/95 ad for the following Halloween specials: Doug's Halloween Adventure, Rugrats Halloween, Ahh! Real Monsters Halloween, Rocko's Modern Life Halloween, the movies "Halloween" and "The Halloween Tree." There are three more Buckeye CableSystem ads, starting with a Saturday, 10/29/94 ad for "Halloween II" on the Sci-Fi Channel. Next is a Sunday, 10/30/94 full-page ad for the "Action Halloween Mayhem Marathon" on Impulse pay-per-view. You could watch "Bloodlust: Subspecies III," "The Dark," "Witchcraft," "Psycho Cop 2" and "Leprechaun," all for $5.95. There's also a Tuesday, 10/31/95 ad for VH-1's Halloween lineup featuring "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and related programming. There are two more items from the Sunday, 10/30/94 TV Week, the cover for The Simpson's Tree House of Horror Marathon, and the cover story by Tom Ensign which also included other Halloween program highlights. There are nine more ads, starting with a Friday, 10/19/90 ad for Hills 16th Annual Pumpkin Hunt. Next is a Friday, 10/26/90 ad for the Kroger/Toledo City Parks Family Halloween Fun at Ottawa Park, followed by a Monday, 10/26/92 ad for Food Town's Halloween Balloons, and a Tuesday, 10/27/92 ad for the West Toledo Lions Club Haunted House. There's also a Wednesday, 10/28/92 ad for Woodville Mall Halloween Happenings, followed by a Friday, 10/29/93 ad for Gross Electric's Halloween Trade-In Sale, and a Saturday, 10/8/94 ad for Westgate's Pumpkin Decorating Contest. And there's a Friday, 10/27/95 ad for The Toledo Zoo's Pumpkin path, and another 10/27/95 ad, for the Food Town Kids Concert Holiday Fantasy at the Toledo Museum of Art, featuring Disney recording artist Norman Foote.

More November 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Oct162014

October 16, 2014: Same Great Station - Same Great Shows

 

There are ten more ads today, all from November 1995 plus two more Random Pages gallery additions, both from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Saturday, 11/4/95 story by David Yonke, "Ch. 36 Plans an Evening Newscast, With Ch. 11's Help." The other one is a Monday, 11/6/95 story by Chris Borrelli, "Ch. 13 Brings Aboard a News Director" and also includes an item on Channel 11's viewer help line. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Saturday, 11/4/95 ad for that evening's CBS shows, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, "Dorothy's Book," Touched by an Angel, "Reunion" and Walker, Texas Ranger, "Evil in the Night" (Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard, Sheree J. Wilson), plus Toledo 11 News NightWatch. There are two additions to the Channel 36 gallery, both with the tagline "Same Great Station. Same Great Shows," a Sunday, 11/5/95 ad for Fox NFL Sunday with the Lions taking on the Falcons (Herman Moore, Terance Mathis, Howie Long), and a Tuesday, 11/7/95 ad for "Bram Stoker's Dracula" also on Fox. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 11/8/95 ad for The Twilight Zone on Sci-Fi Channel, a Friday, 11/10/95 ad for Rivals!, "Louis & Schmeling" (host Gerald McRaney), and a Saturday, 11/11/95 ad for Comic Relief VII on HBO (Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams). And there are two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, both for series in first-run syndication, a Friday, 11/10/95 ad for Babylon 5, "Matters of Honor" (Bruce Boxleitner) and a Saturday, 11/11/95 ad for Beyond Reality, "Echoes of Evil" (Carl Matotte, Shari Belafonte). 1990s Halloween ads will be posted on Sunday, October 19, 2014, and next week, more November 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade...

Tuesday
Oct142014

October 14, 2014: Jay Gone Away?

You'll find eleven more ads today, all from November, 1995. There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 11/1/95 ad for CBS prime time shows, Bless This House, "A Fight a Day Keeps the Doctor Away," Dave's World, "Writing Wrongs," Central Park West, and Courthouse, "One Strike and You're Out" plus Toledo 11 News NightWatch. There's also a Friday, 11/2/95 ad for CBS prime time shows, Touched By an Angel, "There But for the Grace of God," Picket Fences, "Down the Tubes," and American Gothic, "Law & Order" plus Toledo 11 News NightWatch. There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 11/1/95 ad with that day's schedule including ABC primetime shows, Ellen, "Trick or Treat--Who Care's?," The Drew Carey Show, "Drew Meets Lawyers," Grace Under Fire, "Day Care," The Naked Truth, "Hero Pig Goes Hog Wild," and Primetime Live. Next is a Thursday, 11/2/95 ad with that day's schedule including ABC primetime shows, ABC Movie Special, "Father of the Bride" and Murder One, "Chapter Six." There's also a Friday, 11/3/95 ad with that day's schedule including ABC primetime shows, Family Matters, "She's Back," Boy Meets World, "This Little Piggy," Step By Step, "Don't Ask," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, "Ghost in the Machine," and 20/20. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 11/2/95 ad for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Jay gone away?). There's also one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Friday, 11/3/95 ad for Fox primetime shows, Strange Luck, "Hat Trick" (D.B. Sweeney) and The X-Files, "2Shy" (Gillian Anderson). There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 11/1/95 ad for TNT's Seuss-A-Bration, an all-day Dr. Seuess marathon, and the movie, "Donor Unknown" on USA. There's also a Friday, 11/3/95 half-page ad with a schedule of Chicago Bulls games shown on WGN. There are also two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Thursday, 11/2/95 ad for Mark Walberg's talk show, and a Friday, 11/3/95 ad for Extra (Pierce Brosnan). More October 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Also, don't forget, I'll be making additions to the Halloween Ads gallery, all from the 1990s, on Sunday, October 19, 2014.