April 28, 2015: There's No Such Thing as Free Cable

You'll find nine more ads today, from the July 5-11, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from July 5, 8, 10, & 12, 1997 issues of The Blade, plus three Random Pages gallery additions starting with a July 5-11, 1997 TV Guide Soap Opera Guide. At that time there were eleven soap operas on daytime TV. Only four of those are still around, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless on CBS, General Hospital on ABC, and Days of Our Lives on NBC. Next are four TV Guide close-up descriptions, the first one for Wimbledon Tennis on NBC, the second one for TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction (William Shatner) on USA and Sci-Fi Channel, the third one for Nick News Special Edition: Are We Alone? on Nickelodeon, Aliens: Are We Alone? on Discovery Channel and Abducted! An MTV News Special Report on MTV, and the fourth one for a Betty Grable Marathon on AMC. There's also a Thursday, 7/10/97 Blade Peach Section story by ChristopherBorrelli, "Anderson Leaves WSPD Radio for Ch. 36." There's one addition to the FOX gallery, a Tuesday, 7/8/97 full-page ad and full-page close-up description for the 1997 MLB All-Star Game. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery (all Blade Peach Section ads) starting with a Saturday, 7/5/97 ad for "The Cable Guy" (Jim Carrey) on HBO. Next is a Thursday, 7/10/97 ad for the WNBA on ESPN2, followed by a Saturday, 7/12/97 ad for Kenan & Kel on Nickeodeon (Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell). There are two additions, both for movies, to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Thursday, 7/10/97 ad for "Grease" (Olivia Newton John, John Travolta) and a Saturday, 7/12/97 ad for "The Presidio" (Sean Connery, Mark Harmon). There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Friday, 7/11/97 TV Guide ad and close-up description for Spicy City on HBO. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery starting with a Tuesday, 7/8/97 full-page ad for "Family Day at the Ballpark," sponsored by Food Town and Kimberly Clark. There's also a Thursday, 7/10/97 ad for Rapids Rally Days in Grand Rapids. More July 1997 ads, from the July 12-18, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine and from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...