program brings it all back up on us with chimpanzees shilling, "Red,
red, red, red, Redrose Tea"; Dina Shore singing, "See
the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet"; video graphics sketched by man
(not CGI, let alone credited woman's hand); TV stations signing-off
at midnight for a few hours with fanfare, flags, and fireworks;
radio stations battling for market share; and an image of America
so puritanical that not even Lucile Ball (then a pregnant wife)
much less (fictitious wife) Mary Tyler Moore could sleep in the
same bed as her husband. In April we flash-back to when Legends
lost their baby teeth developing broadcasting's chops.
Our club secretary
has collected vintage video and audio clips which he'll present
in a nostalgic, hopefully not nauseous, historic review for our
April meeting. Some material may not be P.C. from today's perspective;
but it is what it was at the time it got aired.