Music – 1978 – The Orange Blossom Special – Mel Tillis + Merle Haggard + Charlie Daniels + Et Al

DOG ASIDE: The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special. It has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem. By the 1950’s, it had become a perennial favorite at bluegrass festivals….where…

TV Ads – 1982 – Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Cameras + Windex + Dr Pepper + Jack In The Box

DOG COMMENTARY: Kodak cameras and film have been a success story since 1898….as one of the dominant players in the industry until 2012….when the company went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy…. after which it sold its photographic film, scanners and kiosk operations…..but back in 1982 when this commercial aired….they were at the top of the heap…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – Best Player In Womens College Basketball – USC Cheryl Miller

DOG COMMENTARY: In addition to being one of the all-time best women’s collegiate basketball players….Cheryl Miller is currently the women’s basketball coach at Cal State LA….and a former sportscaster for TNT….as she performs duties as a sideline reporter for NBA games on TNT Sports….plus she also works for NBA TV as a reporter and analyst having worked previously as a sportscaster for ABC Sports, TBS…

NFL – 1978 – Special – The Blocked Punt + Greatest Of The Greats Paul Warfield

DOG ASIDE:  This video provides a cornucopia of highlights and special features….as it kicks off with a look at the effect of blocked punts in the NFL….and how teams are now planning and training on how to efficiently block punts….as it has become a bit of a science.  The viewer receives a really good understanding…

TV Ads – 1979 – AT+T Long Distance + Goodyear Tires + Bruce Willis For Seagrams Wine Coolers

DOG COMMENTARY:  In telecommunications, a long-distance call or trunk call is a telephone call made to a location outside a defined local calling area….as long-distance calls have been typically charged a higher billing rate than local calls. The term is not necessarily synonymous with placing calls to another telephone area code.  Long-distance calls are classified into two categories….one bein national calls which connect two…