Skip to comments.ABC-TV Still the One 1979 ending
Posted on 11/29/2012 9:18:52 PM PST by bigbob
For many years the major TV networks in the U.S. would each create a "fall campaign" to build their promotion efforts around. The campaigns included custom graphics and a song, which could be either an established hit or an original composition. A full length version of the song would be produced with special lyrics, and become the sound track for a lengthy video designed to introduce the new fall programming line-up at the annual affiliates convention.
In 1979, ABC-TV secured the rights to use the song "Still the One", which was an appropriate campaign theme because they were the #1 rated network again that year. Influenced by the most popular music of the day, they went for a disco arrangement. Here is the end of the 1979 affiliates video, which includes a rundown of all the network's stars announced by Ernie Anderson, the iconic voice of ABC primetime from that era. JAM sang several versions of this track, as well as customized shorter versions for all the ABC affiliates. The custom graphics for the network and the affiliates were created by Harry Marks.
Just for pure nostalgia...hope others enjoy it.
As a Reds’ fan, I enjoyed the batting helmet at 58 seconds.
All of a sudden I feel ancient. This was just ahead of Morning In America. Wish we had THAT again.
Wow, that brought back some memories. I can’t get over how many of those stars are now gone! I’m beginning to feel very old.
JAM in Dallas is absolutely the best that there is. Jon Wolfert’s group sets the standard in everything they do. They are the gold standard.
Agree, and hello fellow jinglehead ;-)
They really picked up and built on what Bill Meeks started at PAMS, and I really admire the perfection that is evident in their work.
I’m a jinglehead too and I remember that ABC bit too.
That was depressing. Back when the networks were worth watching with bonafide stars and the culture not thoroughly degraded. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Yeah, it seemed to be a different, saner world then. I feel like I slipped into a weird, parallel universe.
But, alas...It was a different America then. How far we have fallen since.
Have you ever made the pilgrimage to Dallas? I did...it was even more amazing than you would imagine. Jon took me through himself. The tape vault is breathtaking to see...”BBC volumes 1 through seventy something...”
Leaving felt like coming from the mount.
I grew up in Cleveland watching WJW-TV. To me, Ernie Anderson will always be “Ghouladri”!!
Interesting nostalgia since I missed the whole thing by being in West Germany in the US Army during that time. Of course, a few of those shows would come to the Armed Forces Network 6 months after being on the air in the US.
Morning in America. *sigh* Now, it's more like 10 minutes to Midnight in America. I miss the 80's, they were great.
The 80’s; me, too. We’d just escaped the four year nightmare of Jimmy Carter, with his little speech/lectures to us about how we should wear sweaters in the house to save using energy, the gas lines, the grating, endless Iranian (shades of Benghazi!) embassy hostage crisis brought on by disastrous Democrat foreign policy, and how we were a bunch of losers in a malaise - into the following Reagan Morning in America - where we were able and capable of doing worthwhile things - and we did! We had a President who inspired us and thought we were worthwhile!
Wow!! Nostalgia indeed!
So sad about Tatoo from Fantasy Island, his life just went down from the show.
I loved almost all those shows. Soap is still one of the funniest shows ever.
I know! Even if the economy was crap, families and society in the whole world seemed a little sane. Even Soviet Russia was a known enemy.
Or maybe it was scary and I was too young to appreciate the fears my parents had.
Great find ... brought back memories. ESPN Classic has been running old “Battle of the Network Stars” episodes from the 70’s and 80’s and I’ve been watching those and remembering happier times.
Brings back memories for me, too. The nice thing about those days was that the networks didn’t have their logos on scree all the time. You got a clean picture unpoluted with those “bugs” to ruin it. I’ve hated those things ever since they started infesting the sreen. It dissapointed me greatly when NASA TV started doing it. The games was truly over at that point.
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