February 10, 2013: Who Is This Man and Why Does He Scare the Networks Silly?

 

I added twenty more ads today, all from August 1981 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 8/30/81 story by Norman Dresser, “CBS Sets Cultural Cable Premiere” which also includes some other items. Next is a Friday, 8/21/81 story, “Country Format Planned By WKLR” a format which has remained there for over thirty years. That little item shows how times have changed. Back then WTOD-AM made money and WKLR-FM didn't. There's also a Friday, 8/28/81 story by Seymour Rothman, “Ted Turner Says Network Programming Is Making Shambles of United States.” There are six additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Friday, 8/21/81 ad for another “Shoot for the Stars” ad for appearances by Jan Skunda, Bob Lawrence, Tom Marshall and Jeff Heitz, at the Lenawee County Fair. There's also a Monday, 8/24/81 ad for the syndicated special, The Best of Friends (Peter Graves, Carol Lynley, Alex Cord). The rest are for movies, including a Tuesday, 8/11/81 ad for “Silver Screen Memories” on The Big Show, featuring the movies, “The Lady Gambles,” “Unfinished Business,” “A Woman's Vengeance” and “Artists and Models.” Next is a Saturday, 8/22/81 ad for “The Magus” on In the Balcony at the Bijou, followed by a Monday, 8/24/81 ad for “Life and Love on the Rocks” on The Big Show, featuring the movies, “One Desire,” “The Paper Chase,” “The Other Man,” “Female on the Beach” and “Foxfire.” There's also a Monday, 8/31/81 ad for “End of the Summer Week” on The Big Show, with the movies, “Beach Ball,” “Love in a Goldfish Bowl,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Billie” and “Pardners.” There's one more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Saturday, 8/29/81 ad for Hotline with Bob Lawrence hosting Rev. Floyd Rose and local NAACP president, George Davis, discussing “Reaganomics.” There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Sunday, 8/30/81 ad for American Life Style with Cliff Robertson hosting a program on George Eastman. There are eight additions to the PBS gallery, all for shows on channel 30. There's a Friday, 8/21/81 ad for the movie, “So Proudly We Hail,” a Saturday, 8/22/81 ad for Austin City Limits, “Swingin' Over the Rainbow” and Live from the Grand Ole Opry, and a Sunday, 8/23/81 ad for the movie, “The Lion in Winter,” Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat, the movie, “Royal Wedding,” Evening at Pops and Gala of Stars 1981. There's also a Tuesday, 8/25/81 ad for Nova, “Resolution on Saturn” and Soundstage with Roberta Flack, followed by a Wednesday, 8/26/81 ad for the movie, “Double Indemnity” (Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson) and a Friday, 8/28/81 ad for the movie, “Beau Geste” (Gary Cooper). And there's a Saturday, 8/29/81 ad for The Toledo Key-to-the-Sea Drum and Bugle Corps Championship, taped at UT, Live from the Grand Ole Opry and the movies, “Unconquered” and “Dr. Cyclops,” followed by the Sunday, 8/30/81 ad for More of That Great American Gospel Sound, the movie, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court,” TV: The Fabulous '50s, Evening at Pops and a Paul Simon special. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Sunday, 8/16/81 full-page TV Tab ad for a Showtime special offer, and a Sunday, 8/30/81 full-page ad for college football on ESPN. There's also one addition to the The CableSystem Ch. 5 gallery, a Thursday, 8/27/81 ad for Focus with guest Ted Turner. Today's last ad is an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 8/26/81 ad for WMHE-FM's Mugshots Matchgame contest (Marianne McCluskey, Michael Drew Shaw, Paul Christy, Bob Prosser, Amy Ashcroft, Timm Morrison, Fred LeFebvre, Diane Gedeon, Ron Finn, Bob Seybold). September 1981 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...