Sunday, February 08, 2009

TV Promos

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A couple of us old TV folks have a Facebook discussion underway about the best of the TV promos. They don't do them today anywhere near as well as they did in the 1970's and 1980's. One of my favorites (maybe because I was doing news for a great ABC affiliate in Iowa at the time) was the "Come On Along" promo that featured darn near every star from the "Glory Days" of ABC programming (we're talking Fonzie, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Fantasy Island, etc). It's no wonder ABC was a dominant #1 at the time. Many stations ran the two minute version.  Here's one that's longer, and even more entertaining. Don't let the long 'chopper sequence at the beginning put you off.  Remember, those were the early days of TV stations using helicopters.

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