May 16, 2012: Star Trekking at BGSU

 

Today I added sixteen more ads from February, 1975 plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, four from Peach Sections, and one from a Sunday Entertainment-Leisure Section, of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 2/11/75 story by Norman Dresser, “WSPD-TV Names News Director,” about Richard Steuber replacing Bill Peterson, and two Thursday, 2/20/75 stories, again by Dresser, “Geographic Specials To Switch To PBS” and “Michigan Time Shift Upsets TV Schedules.” There's also a 2/20/75 AP story, “CBS To Carry Stock Car Races” and a Monday, 2/24/75 story, “Ch. 30 Campaign Gets Under Way.” There's also a Sunday, 2/23/75 story, on the front page of the Entertainment-Leisure Section, by David Shutt, “Star Trekking,” a story that answers the question, What's the most popular activity at Bowling Green State University from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday? (about students at BGSU watching Star Trek on Detroit's channel 50). There's a larger, easier-to-read version here. There are two in the Channel 11 gallery, a Sunday, 2/16/75 ad for the series premiere of Cher, on CBS (Tatum O'Neal, Wayne Rogers, Raquel Welch), and a Tuesday2/18/75 ad for four movies on The Big Show, “Diamond Head” (Charlton Heston), “Walk, Don't Run” (Cary Grant), “Stage Door” (Katharine Hepburn), and “How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life” (Dean Martin). There are four more “Straight from the newsroom” ads in the Channel 11 News gallery, including a Monday, 2/10/75 “Dear Newsroom” ad (also includes Family Affair and The Price is Right). There's also a Thursday, 2/20/75 ad, a Friday, 2/21/75 ad (Orris Tabner) and a Monday, 2/25/75 ad (Orris Tabner, Joe Ashton, Jeff Heitz). There's one more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 2/26/75 ad for a series of reports by Linda Brown and Mel Martin, “Toledo's $1,000,000 Habit.” There are also three channel 13 ads in that gallery for The Venner-Ward Report, a Monday 2/10/75 ad for a seies of Chase Clements reports on Toledo's new paramedics, a Monday 2/17/75 ad for a series of reports on rape, by Elaine Hughes, and a Monday 2/24/75 ad for a series of reports on heart attacks, by John Saunders. There's also one in the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 2/18/75 ad featuring eighteen TV-13 News personalities. There's one more in the Channel 13 gallery, a Friday, 2/7/75 ad for The Phil Donahue Show. There are two ads in the Channel 24 gallery, a Tuesday, 2/11/75 ad for Burt Bacharach and Associates (Sammy Davis, Jr., Vicki Carr, Anthony Newly), and a Saturday, 2/22/75 ad for Big Time Wrestling. There's one in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 2/7/75 ad for a Grand Funk concert at the Toledo Sports Arena, presented by WIOT-FM 104.7, and there's one in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 2/20/75 ad for Toledo Trust, “Everybody's Bank Wants YOU.” More 1975 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...