February 21, 2013: Roots of Toledo

 

I added 16 more ads today, all from October, 1981, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of the Blade. The first one is a Friday, 10/16/81 story by Seymour Rothman, “Televising From Glass Bowl Takes A Lot Of Preparation,” about what it takes for ABC to televise a Toledo Rockets game. The other two are by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 10/29/81 item about Lima Public Radio station, WGLE-FM 90.7, and a Friday, 10/30/81 story, “TSO Family Concert Set On Ch. 30 Sunday.” There are four additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Monday, 10/12/81 ad for the 15th annual Country Music Association Awards (Barbara Mandrell, Mac Davis). There's a Sunday, 10/18/81 ad for “Roots of Toledo Week” which included the mini-series, Roots, special reports on Toledo Eleven News, and a look at Toledo's historical sites on PM Magazine. There's also a Monday, 10/19/81 ad for Roots at 4:00 PM and Toledo Eleven News at 6:00 PM, and there's a Friday, 10/23/81 ad for a 90-minute special, Pinocchio (Danny Kaye, Sandy Duncan). There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, two for NBC prime-time shows. The first one is a Saturday, 10/24/81 ad for Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters and The Nashville Palace (Roy Clark). The next one is a Wednesday, 10/28/81 ad for Real People, The Facts of Life, “Growing Pains,” Love, Sidney, “Welcome Home” and Quincy, “Memories of Allison.” There's also a Friday, 10/30/81 ad for a 13 Movie Special, “Paper Moon,” which they apparently aired instead of the NBC movie, “Halloween,” although there's TV Guide ad here that indicated otherwise. There's one addition to the PBS gallery for the season premiere of The Shakespeare Plays, “Othello,” on channel 30, a Monday, 10/12/81 ad (Anthony Hopkins). There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Sunday, 10/18/81 ad for The Realty Channel. There's also a Sunday, 10/18/81 ad for another free preview of Showtime, and two more for CBS Cable (Now playing at a TV set near you), a Thursday, 10/22/81 ad and a Saturday, 10/24/81 ad. Today's last ad is an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 10/28/81 ad for The Odyssey of Homer and Howard Hanson Live Concert on WGTE-FM 91.3. November 1981 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...