August 31, 2012: The Blizzard of '78

 

I added 19 more ads today, all from February, 1978, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, two Tuesday, 2/7/78 stories by Norman Dresser, “One Viewer Finds The Tube Harmful Habit After Surgery” and “Ch. 57 Back On Air After Strom Knockout.” I was also in the hospital during the Blizzard of '78 and missed out on driving my '77 four-wheel-drive F-150 through all of that snow! There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Monday, 2/6/78 ad for In Search Of... ”Shark Worshippers.” There's also a previously uploaded TV Guide ad for that episode, here. And there's a Tuesday, 2/7/78 ad for “Gidget Gets Married” on The Big Show. There's one more in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Thursday, 2/9/78 ad (Tomorrow's News Tonight). There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, for shows seen at 7:00 and 7:30 pm, a Monday, 2/6/78 ad for Wild, Wild World of Animals and The $128,000 Question (Alex Trebek, Douglas Mao), a Tuesday, 2/7/78 ad for Bugs Bunny & Friends and Hollywood Squares (Peter Marshall), and a Thursday, 2/9/78 ad for Bugs Bunny & Friends and The Ohio Lottery Show. There are two more for 13 Nightly News in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 2/1/78 ad for a Jim Rudes series of reports on changes in the Catholic Church, and a Monday, 2/6/78 ad for a Jennifer Blome series of reports on “Teenage Pregnancy.” There are three additions to the Channel 24 gallery, including a Monday, 2/6/78 ad for That's Hollywood and ABC shows, The Six Million Dollar Man, “The Madonna Caper,” and the movie, “The Initation of Sarah.” Next is a Tuesday, 2/7/78 ad for The Lucy Show, The Newlywed Game and Sha Na Na. There's also a Thursday, 2/9/78 ad for The Homer Formby Show, perhaps one of the first “infomercials.” There's just one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 2/6/78 ad for channel 30 shows, Viewer's Choice, Turnabout “Unfit America,” Great Performances “Hard Times,” Royal Heritage “The Tudors” and The Dick Cavett Show, plus FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Nachtmusik. There are seven additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including six more Blizzard of '78 ads. There are two for The Blade, a Thursday, 2/2/78 ad (Miss your Blade during the Blizzard of '78?) and a Friday, 2/3/78 full-page ad (Blizzard '78 was tough on everyone...). There are four more 2/3/78 ads, the first one for Mercy Hospital, the second one for Toledo Edison, the third one, a full-page ad for “I Survived the Blizzard of 78” t-shirts, and the last one for Old Denim Shop “Blizzard of '78” t-shirts and sweatshirts. Today's last ad is a Wednesday, 2/8/79 ad for a Sha Na Na concert at Centennial Hall.

 

 

More Febuary 1978 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...