July 10, 2012: Middle Age Blues

I was planning to update the site last Friday (July 6) but I lost power on Thursday and also the cable company line coming into my house from the road (a tree fell on the lines during a storm). My power came back on on Friday morning but the neutral (ground) wire had been cut. Anyway, I got my power back on yesterday and my cable was connected today. At least no trees fell on my house.

 

I added sixteen more ads today from June 1976, plus six more Random Pages gallery additions, five from Peach Sections, all by Norman Dresser, and one from a Sunday Entertainment-Leisure Section, of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 6/3/76 story, “Live Weekly Music Program Will begin Monday On Ch. 30,” about The Music Stand and a Sunday, 6/6/76 story, “Black Is Beautiful (And Ch. 62 Proves It),” by William Brower. There are two Thursday, 6/10/76 stories, “'Music Stand,' New Live Series, Has Favorable Debut on Ch. 30” and “Colson, Ex-Aid To Nixon, To Appear On 'Hotline'.” There's also a paragraph about David Wilson being appointed manging news editor at channel 11. Next is a Tuesday, 6/15/76 story, “10 Shows Starring Ernie Kovaks To Be Seen Next Fall On Ch. 30,” and two Thursday, 6/17/76 stories, “'The Gong Show' Makes Debut, And It's Really A Ding-A-Ling” and “Ch. 11 Continues To Lead In Toledo Market Ratings,” and there's a Wednesday, 6/23/76 story, “Worries Of Middle-Aged, Elderly Subject Of Series On Cablevision,” about Middle Age Blues, hosted by Art Carney. There's just one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 6/28/76 ad for a special narrated by Lorne Greene, What Do You Want to be When You Grow Old? There's another channel 11 ad in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 6/8/76 ad for coverage of Campaign '76 (primary election), both locally and on CBS. There's also one in the Channel 24 gallery, a Sunday, 6/13/76 TV Tab ad for a rerun of ABC Theater “Love Among the Ruins” (Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier). The rest of today's ads are for The CableSystem. There are seven in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Thursday, 6/3/76 ad (Robert J. Yaross). There are several more for “Gone With the Wind” on Channel 100, a Monday, 6/7/76 ad, a Friday, 6/11/76 ad, a Monday, 6/21/76 ad and a Thursday, 6/24/76 ad. Two of those ads are also for several other movies. There's also a Saturday, 6/15/76 ad for Saturday Night Live on WKBD-TV 50 and three channel 5 movies, “The Last Hurrah,” “Marrying Kind” and “Fail Safe.” There's also a Tuesday, 6/29/76 ad for “More Channels.” There are six more in the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, four for movies. There's a Saturday, 6/5/76 ad for “All the King's Men,” “Damn the Defiant” and “Sail a Crooked Ship” and a Tuesday, 6/8/76 ad for “The Last Hurrah.” Next is a Tuesday, 6/15/76 ad for “Night Watch” and a Saturday 6/15/76 ad for “That Touch of Mink,” “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” and “Two of a Kind.” There are two more for the series, Middle Age Blues with Art Carney, a Friday, 6/18/76 ad and a Wednesday, 6/23/76 ad. July 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...