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Sunday
Jan012017

January 2, 2017: Happy 10th Anniversary, TV5

There are eight more ads today, from the August 7-13, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the Sunday, 8/8/99 edition of The Blade, and one Random Pages gallery addition, a Sunday, 8/8/99 TV Guide page with some 8pm listings and two "close-ups," one for Live From a Shark Cage, part of shark week on the Discovery Channel, and one for programming related to Alfred Hitchcock's 100th birthday celebration. There's one addition, from The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Sunday, 8/8/99 full-page ad in the Living Sunday Section, for Buckeye Express high-speed internet service from Buckeye CableSystem. There's also one addition, again from The Blade, to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, an 8/8/99 two-page ad, for TV5's 10th Anniversary. You can find a larger version, here. The next five are additions to Vintage Cable Ads gallery, all from TV Guide, starting with a full-page color ad for the "Close, Closer, Closest Sweepstakes" contest, for Shark Week, on the Discovery Channel. It's followed by a Saturday, 8/7/99 full-page ad for the Fox Family Channel Original Movie, "Heaven's Fire." Next is another 8/7/99 full-page ad, for the HBO comedy special, D.L. Hughley Going Home. There's also a Sunday, 8/8/99 full-page ad for two movies on TNT, "Dumb and Dumber" with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and "Mars Attacks!" with Jack Nicholson. There's also another 8/8/99 ad, for A&E's Biography of Michael Landon (He yearned for the ideal family life. He found it only on TV.) Today's last ad, also from TV Guide, is an addition to the TBS gallery, a Sunday, 8/8/99 ad for the TBS Superstation presentation of "Vegas Vacation." More ads, from the August 7-13, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Monday
Dec262016

December 27, 2016: Wait Until Dark to Bang the Drum Slowly

There are 17 additional ads today, from the July 31-August 6, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from July 31 and August 3-5, 1999 editions of The Blade. There's one addition, from TV Guide, to the FOX gallery, a Tuesday, 8/3/99 ad, on two pages, for Woodstock 99, with Sugar Ray, DMX, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Alanis Morissette (Only Fox can bring you the hottest concert of the year!). There's also a larger version, here. Next are four additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade, to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with two AMC ads, a Saturday, 7/31/99 ad for "Bang the Drum Slowly" with Robert De Niro, and a Tuesday, 8/3/99 ad for "Wait Until Dark" with Audrey Hepburn. Next is a Wednesday, 8/4/99 ad for Ripley's Believe it or Not on Fox Family Channel, followed by a Thursday, 8/5/99 ad for WCW Thunder on TBS. The rest of today's ads are additions, from TV Guide, to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, starting with a Sunday, 8/1/99 ad for an FX marathon of all thirteen episodes of The Ben Stiller Show. Next is a 8/1/99 full-page ad for The Animal Planet/USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility Championships, followed by two more 8/1/99 ads, an E! ad for E! True Hollywood Story, "The Monkees," and a TLC ad for Ultimate Universe: The Human Body (Your fingernails will grow 84 feet in your lifetime.) There's also a Monday, 8/2/99 full-page ad for a week's worth of History's Mysteries on the History Channel, followed by five more ads, in one image, for E! True Hollywood Story, for "Batman Unmasked: Adam West," "The Brady Bunch," "Diff'rent Strokes," "Three's Company," and "Family Affair: Anissa Jones." Next is another 8/2/99 ad, for Ultimate Universe: The Human Body (Your hair will grow 590 miles in your lifetime.), followed by today's last addition, a Friday, 8/6/99 ad for Turner Classic Movie's Summer of Darkness: A Film Noir Festival, featuring "Crack-Up," "Johnny Angel," and "Key Largo" (Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart). More ads, from the August 7-13, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Dec202016

December 21, 2016:  Millennium

You'll find sixteen additions today, from the December 25-31, 1999 and January 1-7, 2000 issues of TV Guide Magazine, and from the January 1, 2000 edition of The Blade. The first nine are from TV Guide, part of twelve additions to the Holiday Season Ads gallery, starting with a full-page color ad for HBO ('Twas the night before Christmas...Happy Holidays!). Next is a Johnson+Johnson ad, also in color, for The Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, on ABC. It's followed by a Saturday, 12/25/99 ABC ad and TV Guide "Holiday close-up" for that same event. Next are three Friday, 12/31/99 "Millennium close-ups," one for MTV 2 Large, the cable channel's Y2K countdown show (The Backstreet Boys), one for Millennium 2000 on PBS (Gwen Ifill), and one for ABC 2000 (Dick Clark). It's followed by three Friday, 12/31/99 "Millennium" ads, a PBS ad for Millennium 2000 (Around the World, Around the Clock!), a full-page ad for ABC 2000 (24 Hours. 7 Countries. 1 Network.), and a page-and-a-half CBS ad, for their New Year's Eve line-up of Late Show with David Letterman, at 8:00, Grammy's Greatest Performances, at 9:00, and America's Millennium, at 10:00 (Will Smith). You can also find a larger version of that ad, here. There's also a Saturday, 1/1/2000 TV Guide page with some 12:00-1:30 pm listings and a "holiday close-up" for The Tournament of Roses Parade on ABC, CBS, and NBC. There are also three additions from The Blade's 1/1/2000 edition, the front page (2000, We're still here. Happy New Year, everyone), followed by a full-page Business Section ad for Team Toledo (2000 Toledo, a millennium community...) and two Peach Section ads. The first one is an HGTV ad for The 2000 Tournament of Roses Parde. The second one is a TBS ad for the New Year's Day Comedy Cure movie marathon, featuring "City Slickers," with Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. There are also four additions, all from TV Guide, to the Football Bowl Game Ads gallery starting with a full-page color ad for Ford's Taurus Touchdown Drive Sweepstakes. The Bowl Championship Series consisted of The Rose Bowl, The Orange Bowl, The Fiesta Bowl, and The Sugar Bowl, all on ABC. The ad ended with the line, "The more touchdowns scored - the more Ford Taurus' given away!" Next is a Saturday, 12/25/99 full-page Jeep ad for The Aloha Bowl on ABC and The O'ahu Bowl on ESPN. There's also a Saturday, 1/1/2000 full-page "sports close-up" with the New Year's Day Bowl Guide, followed by a 1/1/2000 full-page ad, for The Cotton Bowl, on Fox (Texas Longhorns vs. Arkansas Razorbacks). Happy Holidays, everbody! More ads, from the July 31-August 6, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...(after Christmas.)

Friday
Dec162016

December 17, 2016: Holiday Movies & Specials

There are nine more additions to the Holiday Season Ads gallery today, from the December 18-24, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from December 19, 20 & 24, 1999 editions of The Blade. The first two are from The Blade's Sunday, 12/19/99 edition, a Living Sunday Section ad for Toledo Children's Hospital's "Make-A-Wish for the Millennium." on New Year's Eve, at The Pinnacle." It's followed by a TV Week cover for "It's a Wonderful Life" with James Stewart and Donna Reed, broadcast on Christmas Eve, on NBC. I scanned this from an actual newspaper, not from the online archives. There's a larger version, here. The next two are TV Guide listing pages. There are two Sunday, 12/19/99 pages which include some 6:30 - 8:00 pm listings and two "close-ups," one for The Simpsons, "Gift of the Magi." on Fox, and one for A&E's Biography, "The Unknown Jesus." You can find a larger version of those two pages, here. Next is a Monday, 12/20/99 page, with some 10:00-11:00 pm listings and a "close-up" for Ally McBeal, "Blue Christmas" (Calista Flockhart). The rest of today's ads are from pages of The Blade. There's a Monday, 12/20/99 full-page ad for "1st Night Toledo Together 2000" (Don't drop the ball this New Year's Eve). Next is a Monday, 12/20/99 Peach Section column by Chris Borrelli, "For Some, Christmas is 30 Days Long," about Holiday music on Toledo radio stations. There's also a Friday, 12/24/99 ad for Food Town (Open Christmas Eve until 6 PM. Closed Christmas day. Season's Greetings from all your friends at Food Town). Next is a 12/24/99 full-page ad. It's the annual "from our family to yours" ad with The Blade's employees names. The last ad today is another 12/24/99 full-page ad with TV5's "Holiday Movies & Specials," Christmas From Quebec, Christmas in Toledo, The Eyes of Christmas "Scrooge", Christmas Service from Washington Cathedral, "Scrooge," Mi Gente, My People, David Sheehan's Holiday Movie Magic, Christmas with the Stars, Christmas From Hollywood, "The Christmas Box," and Great Moments of the 20th Century. More 1999 Holiday ads, from the December 25-31, 1999 and January 1-7, 2000 issues of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Monday
Dec122016

December 13, 2016: 12 Days of Christmas on CBS

There are ten more additions today to the Holiday Season Ads gallery, six from the December 11-17, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and four from the December 15 & 16, 1999 editions of The Blade. The first four are from TV Guide starting with a full-page color ad for greetings.com, followed by a Saturday, 12/11/99 full-page ad for Target Stars on Ice with Scott Hamilton, Kurt Browning, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinski, Ekaterina Gorseeva, Ilia Kulik, part of "The 12 Days of Christmas on CBS!" Next is a Sunday, 12/12/99 ad for Christmas in Washington on TNT (98 Degrees, Jewel, Christina Aguilera, B.B. King), followed by a 12/12/99 full-page ad, for "A Season for Miracles," a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation on CBS. The next four are from The Blade, strating with a Wednesday, 12/15/99 ad in the Peach Section, for Katie Brown's Christmas Special on Lifetime. The next three are Thursday, 12/16/99 ads, a Peach Section ad for The 2nd Annual Nobel Concert for Peace, on Fox Family Channel, followed by a Sports Section ad for Great Eastern Shopping Center (Holiday shopping without the hassle), and a Neighbors-Metro Section ad for Miracle Mile Shopping Center (Holiday shopping close to home). The last two ads today are from TV Guide, a Thursday, 12/16/99 full-page ad for The 2nd Annual Nobel Concert for Peace, on Fox Family Channel (Sting, Tina Turner), followed by a Friday, 12/17/99 ad, on two pages, for the Fox line-up of Olive, the Other Reindeer, The PJs, "How the Super Stole Christmas," and a repeat of That '70s Show, "The Best Christmas Ever" (A night of holiday magic and Laughs). There's also a larger version of that ad, here. More holiday ads, from the December 18-24, 1999 issue of TV Guide Magazine, and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...