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Sunday
May242009

May 24, 2009

I hope you're all enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend. I uploaded 28 more ads today from January and February 1979. There are four additions to the News Page, all from WXYZ. There's a new one for Ape Week on the Sci-Fi & Horror Movie page and one for The Dukes of Hazard premiere on the CBS page. There's one for The Next Step Beyond on the channel 24 page and another one for 24 Eyewitness News on the 24 News page. You'll find seven more Toledo Eleven News ads on the 11 News page. There are three ads for Make Me Laugh, two on the channel 11 page and one on the channel 50 page. Also on the channel 50 page are three college basketball ads (one with Magic Johnson) and one for the WKBD premiere of Upstairs, Downstairs. On the channel 2 page I added one for the premiere of Edward the King. There's one for Match Game PM on the channel 7 page along with three more 4:00 Movie ads including another one for Elvis Week. Coming soon: Scared Straight, "The Jericho Mile" and the first annual Detroit Emmy Awards.

Friday
May222009

Who are they?

I need some help identifying some of the people in this January 1969 ad for Toledo Eleven News. I know that #6 is Scott Clark, #9 is Bob Lawrence, #10 is Larry Whatley, #12 is Jan Skunda, #14 is Orris Tabner, #15 is Jeff Heitz and #16 is Joe Ashton. I also know the last name of #11 (Parlett) but not the first name. If you know any of them please post it in the comments below. I recognize # 2 but his name just escapes me. Thanks, Mike.

 

Friday
May222009

May 22, 2009

I added 27 more ads today from Novemer 27, 1978 to January 1, 1979. There are four additions to the Other Vintage Ads page including one for Beta and VHS tapes at Fotomat. There's one for The Andromeda Strain on the Big Show on the Horror/Sci-Fi Movies page. There are three more Toledo Eleven news ads and another Toledo Goaldiggers ad, another Big Show ad and two holiday ads on the channel 11 page. There's one for the premiere of the White Shadow on the CBS page. There's one for Carol Burnett and Friends on the channel 2 page and one for the Glover/Gallagher Report on the channel 2 news page. There are four more WKBD ads including ads for Michigan and Michigan State basketball games and one for the Joe Oteri Show (yet another attempt to replace Lou Gordon) and one for "Christmas in Connecticut" on the 50 movie page. You'll find one for the channel 13 news team (December 1978) with Gordon Ward, Frank Gilhooley, Frank Venner, Jim Mengel, Jennifer Blome and Randy Price on the channel 13 news page. There are two more Sunday Movie 4 ads on the channel 4 page and three more ads on the channel 24 page.

Thursday
May212009

May 21, 2009

I added 26 more ads today from November 1978 and split the channel 50 ads into two pages, one just for movies and I added an ad for "The Birds" to the channel 50 movie page. I added five more to the News page dealing with CPR, learning disabilities, headaches. prescription drug abuse and fund raising. There are three more on the channel 4 news page for Sonny Eliot, Mort Crim and David Wittman. There are three ads for the "Sunday Movie 4" on the channel 4 page. On the channel 7 page there's another Elvis Week on the 4:00 Movie ad, a Sha Na Na ad and one for the The Magic Balloon Special which was filmed at the Detroit Zoological Park in 1978. On the channel 11 news page you'll find two ads with Jan Skunda and Joe Ashton (Winter's Coming). I added two more Big Show ads, one on the channel 11 page for two Warren Beatty movies and one on the Horror/Sci-Fi Movie page for Godzilla week. There's one addition to the channel 2 news page with Joe Glover and another PM Magazine ad on the channel 2 page. I added three to the channel 24 page, another Battle of the Planets ad, one for the premier of The Immigrants and one for the Jeannie Conroy Thanksgiving Special which was sponsored by Lane's Drug Stores. And there is an ad for Diff'rent Strokes with Gary Coleman on the NBC page.

Wednesday
May202009

May 20, 2009

The 1978 election is the subject of many of today's 17 uploads. There are three additions to the News page from WXYZ about compulsive eating, the '78 election and the big business of sports. There's an Election '78 ad on the channel 2 news page featuring Cronkite-Glover-Payne-Greene and there's also an ad for PM Magazine at the Rocky Horror Picture Show on the channel 2 page. I added to the channel 4 page with an ad for In Search of...the Great Lakes Triangle. There's an ad for Rich Man, Poor Man on the channel 7 page and also one on the channel 11 page. Other channel 11 additions: An Brady Bunch/MTM ad, another Mary Tyler Moore ad, and two more Big Show ads, one for Elvis Week and one for "When Movies Were Movies." Billy Carter visits Hee Haw in an ad on the channel 50 page along with two Pink Panther election night ads. I also added a WKBD ad to the Horror/Sci-Fi page for "Brides of Dracula." And there's an ad for the channel 24 election night movie presentation of "How the Wet Was Won."