January 17, 2013: Are You Ready?

 

I added ten more ads today, from January, 1981, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of the Blade, all by Norman Dresser. There are two Thursday, 1/22/81 stories, “Cable News Network Hopes To Turn Corner Next Year” and another “About People, Events In Broadcasting World,” including an item about Vicki Yates-Orr leaving channel 13 for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. Next is a Friday, 1/23/81 story, “Chs. 13, 11 Nearly Tied For Top Spot,” followed by three Thursday, 1/29/81 stories, “'Hill Street Blues' May Be A Winner.” “New Pay TV System To Make Toledo Bow,” about Ultra Vision offering HBO, and another “About People, Events In Broadcasting World.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 1/23/81 ad for The Match Game (Gene Rayburn, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly) and two more for movies. There's a Monday, 1/26/81 ad for Martin and Lewis Week on The Big Show (Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis) and a Saturday, 1/31/81 ad for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on In the Balcony at the Bijou (Michele Lee, Robert Morse). There are also two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Tuesday, 1/20/81 ad (The News People, the Ones to Count On) and a Friday, 1/30/81 ad for meteorologist Charles Merlin Umpenhour. There's also one in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Saturday, 1/24/81 ad for Bob Lawrence's weekend reports at 6 and 11 and a Joe Ashton special report about dealing with death, Are You Ready? There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, including a Thursday, 1/22/81 ad for two NBC shows, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, “Journey to Oasis” and Hill Street Blues, “Politics as Usual” and also for 13 Nightly News Update. Next is a Friday, 1/23/81 ad for NBC prime time shows, Harper Valley P.T.A., “A Husband for Stella,” Sanford, “Cal the Coward” and Nero Wolfe, “Death on the Doorstep.” There's also a Saturday, 1/31/81 ad for “A Big Hand for the Little Lady” on The 13 Sunday Night Movie. Today's last ad is an addition the PBS gallery, a Thursday, 1/22/81 ad, asking for donations to The Great Channel 30 Buy-In, coming up in April. February, 1981 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...