April 16, 2010: The Man Who Made the News

There are 20 new ads and a full-page 'close-up' today, all from January 1986. The ABC gallery has four ads, one for The Fall Guy (Lee Majors), one for "Club Med" (Linda Hamilton) on The ABC Sunday Night Movie, one for the 20/20 report on Tracey Thurman (who was the subject of a 1989 NBC-TV movie starring Nancy McKeon) and a two-page ad for the 13th American Music Awards (Diana Ross, Madonna, Paul McCartney). The CBS gallery has four ads, two for the premiere of Card Sharks (Bob Eubanks), one for a CBS Special Movie Presentation, "Rockabye" (Valerie Bertinelli) and one for The Grand Ole Opry 60th Anniversary which also includes a close-up description. The NBC gallery has two ads, one for Hill Street Blues: Das Blues (Bruce Weitz, Lisa Sutton) and one for Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party (Don Rickles, Donna Mills, Diahann Carroll, Susan Akins). The PBS gallery has two ads, one for National Geographic: Chesapeake Borne and one for Martin Luther King: The Dream and the Drum, which was hosted by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. The Vintage Cable Ads gallery has one HBO ad and a close-up description for "Murrow" (Daniel J. Travanti as Edward R. Murrow) and the TBS gallery has four ads, one for Cousteau: Riders on the Wind, one for "The Sacketts" (Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford), one for Global Report '85 and one for "Monte Walsh" and "Cat Ballou" (Lee Marvin Double Feature). The Random Pages gallery has a full page close-up for Super Bowl XX (Bears beat the Patriots 46-10) and the Ohio-W. Pennsylvania gallery has three ads for Dayton stations, one WDTN-TV2 ad for a Dayton-Marquette basketball game, a WHIO-TV7 ad for Taxi (Judd Hirsch) and a WKEF-TV22 ad for Family Ties (Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers). More from February 1986 are on the way...