August 27, 2013: The Laughs Are On Us

 

I added twelve more ads today, all from November, 1987, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 11/5/87 Blade Business Pages item, “Sale of WTVG-TV.” There's one addition to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 11/3/87 ad for Toledo 11 News election coverage (Jeff Heitz). There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Saturday, 11/7/87 ad for Hee Haw. The ad read, “For 20 years America's No. 1 musical variety hour.” They must have been using some creative math though, since the show premiered in June of 1969. There's also a Tuesday, 11/10/87 ad for the Amy Marsalis Toledo 11 News series of reports, “Alcoholic's Kids,” Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and CBS prime time shows, Houston Knights, “Diminished Capacity,” Jake and the Fatman, “The Man I Loved” and The Law and Harry McGraw, “Angela's Secret,” starring future Law & Order actor, Jerry Orbach. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Saturday, 11/7/87 ad for an Illinois vs. Indiana Big Ten football game. There are two additions to the PBS gallery, including a Monday, 11/2/87 ad for WGTE Election Eve Primer (Donna Owens, Carty Finkbeiner). The next day, Owens would defeat Finkbeiner in the race for Toledo mayor. There's also a Monday, 11/30/87 ad for The Wonderful World of Disney, “Donald Loves Daisy.” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 11/6/87 ad for a free preview of PASS, featuring a Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks game. There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 11/27/87 ad for the 1987-88 Texaco Metropolitan Opera Broadcast Season, broadcast locally on WGTE-FM. Today's last four ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. The first one is a Monday, 11/2/87 full-page ad for the Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus, sponsored by Kroger and WNWO-TV 24. Next is a Wednesday, 11/4/87 ad for a U.T. Rockets vs Eastern Michigan football game, sponsored by Food Town. It was the first Toledo game that was televised nationally (on ESPN). There's also a Monday, 11/9/87 full-page ad for Bob Evans Restaurants, and a Sunday, 11/29/87 ad for Stars on Ice (Scott Hamilton, Dorothy Hamill), at the Toledo Sports Arena, sponsored by Discover Card, Chrysler Plymouth, WTVG-TV 13 and WMHE-FM 92.5. December1987 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...