July 27, 2014: See TV in a Whole New Way

 

You'll find fifteen more ads today, all from September 1994. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Wednesday, 9/14/94 ad for Zoo Today, a Saturday morning show which gave viewers “an inside look at The Toledo Zoo,” sponsored by Kroger, General Mills, and The Toledo Hospital. There's also one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Tuesday, 9/13/94 ad for The Gordon Elliott Show. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 9/6/94 ad for The Schoolday Forecast, on the Weather Channel, followed by a Thursday, 9/8/94 ad for The MTV Video Music Awards. Next is a Friday, 9/9/94 ad for A&E's Biography, “Hillary Rodham Clinton: Changing the Rules,” followed by a Saturday, 9/10/94 ad for Lifetime's In the Name of Love (Rachel Ward). There are two for the Family Channel, a Monday, 9/12/94 ad for The Waltons (Ralph Waite, Richard Thomas, Michael Learned) and a Saturday, 9/17/94 ad for “The Karate Kid III” (Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio). And there's a Monday, 9/19/94 ad for Silk Stalkings (Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture) on USA. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Monday, 9/12/94 ad for the TV5 premiere of The New Price is Right, followed by a Wednesday, 9/14/94 ad with that day's highlights which included Conan the Adventurer, Exosquad, The Suzanne Somers Show, Magnum, PI, Top Cops, Murphy Brown, “Crossroads” on The Big Show, and the late-night talk show, Last Call. Next is a Monday, 9/19/94 ad for High Tide, “Let Us Prey,” followed by another 9/19/94 ad, for Biker Mice from Mars. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, both for the updated version of The Blade's “TV Week,” a Wednesday, 9/7/94 ad and a Thursday, 9/15/94 ad (Beginning September 25, See TV in a Whole New Way. TV Week has a whole new look...) This version was printed on newsprint but bound like a magazine, and was probably the best edition of “TV Week,” but I think it only lasted about a year before they returned to the more traditional version. I don't think The Blade's “TV Tab” or “TV Week” were ever that good. Local TV stations rarely advertised shows there (with the exception of Buckeye Cable). I always preferred TV Guide instead. More September 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...