Tuesday, July 22, 2014

YouTube Finds :: "Broadening Traditions and Exploring New Concepts in Television" :: Extended Promo for ABC's Movies of the Week (1976)

The great Ernie Anderson Guides Us through ABC's Movies of the Week for the Fall of 1976:

Video courtesy of robatsea2009.

Which also includes these great promotional title card art for their original productions, whose mind-boggling plots are only matched by the mind-boggling casts: 

We are now several generations removed from this particular cultural phenomenon, so most of you reading will not realize just how big a deal it was gathering around the old Zenith in your family rooms for these broadcast premieres. And while I don't necessarily miss those days, I do get the warm-fuzzies whenever I stumble upon things like this while plumbing the depths of YouTube. 

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