TV Ads – 1980 – Jeep Eagle Cars + Delta Airlines Caring Counsel

DOG COMMENTARY: The Jeep-Eagle Division consisted mostly of what was left of American Motors after its acquisition by Chrysler….along with their first group vice president being Joseph Cappy….who previously held the post of AMC president and chief executive officer….as the new organization was responsible for continuing the promotion, sales, and product engineering for Jeep and the remaining AMC vehicles….most…

TV Ads – 1978 – Mutual Of Omaha – Marlin Perkins + Jim Fowler For Wild Kingdom

DOG ASIDE: The original Wild Kingdom grew from discussions that started in 1962 between zoologist Marlin Perkins and V. J. Skutt….the chairman and CEO of insurance company Mutual of Omaha Insurance. The company had been the sponsor of an earlier animal-related show, Zoo Parade, that Perkins had hosted from 1952 until 1957….a program which was also intimately involved with the creation of Wild…

TV Ads – 1979 – Kelloggs Product 19 Cereal + Radio Shack TV Antennas

DOG COMMENTARY: When you hear the name “Product 19”….you’ll either flash on an experimental invention from some corporate R&D department….or, if you’re one of its fans…. you might think of the health cereal….which was rare in the aisles of American supermarkets….yet loved all the same.  Most people these days seemed to barely know of its…

TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Fruitful Bran Cereal + Ladys Choice Deodorant + McDonalds

DOG COMMENTARY: Every now and then I come across a video to post that I really can’t find very much information about the participants in the video to write about….and this is one of those videos…..as there wasn’t anything to be found about Kellogg’s Fruitful Bran cereal…..now, Kellogg’s has tons of cereals with information about…

Sports Special – 1979 – 1st 25 Years Of Sports Illustrated Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor James Caan hosts this television special in tribute to the 1st 25 years of Sports Illustrated Sportsman/Sportsperson of the Year winners….which basically boils down to a Who’s Who of Sports from the first year of the award in 1954 to this 25th Anniversary program in 1979.  This video is absolutely priceless….as it has live footage of…

TV Ads – 1979 – Kelloggs Special K Cereal + Sears Stores + Nissan Cars + Freedom Thin Feminine Pads

DOG COMMENTARY: The Kellogg Company is an American multinational food manufacturing company headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan….which produces cereal and convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles, and vegetarian foods. The company’s brands include Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Special K, Cocoa Krispies, Keebler, Pringles, Pop-Tarts, Kashi, Cheez-It, Eggo, Nutri-Grain, Morningstar Farms, and many more. Kellogg’s stated purpose is “Nourishing families so they can flourish…

Special – 1977 – NBC Sports – Ali Indoor Track Meet + World Womens Gymnastics + Violence In Sports

DOG ASIDE: This video is a classic….as sports broadcasting legend Dick Enberg….who we just lost….when he is hosting SportsWorld….which was NBC’s weekend afternoon sports anthology production….that brought all kinds of sports from all kinds of places and perspectives….like in this video where the Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet is first up on the menu…..and any…

TV Ads – 1979 – KVUE Ch 24 Saturday Movie The Interns Promo + Buckle-Up Your Child Public Service

DOG ASIDE:  This 1979 video clip showcases KVUE Channel 24 Austin’s upcoming Saturday Night at the Movies “The Intern” starring Cliff Robertson….which was a movie that I had never heard of….albeit the commercial was in the style of KVUE’s program promotion spots that were run often on their channel.  The Public Service Message that follows is also…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semi-Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: I have written a great deal about the 1978 Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team….who in our opinion here at ImaSportsphile was one of the top 5 teams in the country that year….but instead of dancing in the 1978 NCAA Tournament….instead were destroying the mediocre competition in the N.I.T…..I mean, after all, Arkansas went…