CBS (ended 1967)
|But given GSN's attitude towards cigarette ads on old game shows, what other conclusion would I come to?|
|During the current film about Edward R Murrow (Good Night & Good Luck) an entire commercial for "Kent" cigarettes is played. Did not seem to entice anyone to leave the theatre to buy one,LOL.|
|I always considered it pretty common knowledge that Murrow smoked himself to death.In fact, it was covered for a while in a Heart association psa campaign which brought up the irony of the fact that one of his sponsors through the years was the American Tobbacco Company. In a 1952 SEE IT NOW, he had even done a program on investigating the idea that smoking could possibly be harmful. |
Make no mistake, the idea that a cig ad could be seen, especially juxtaposed with the Murrow character puffing away, is not there pointlessly.
There are of course uncountable hours of films and TV showing smokers in action. Popular entertainment must mirror actual, real life things some of the time. Smoking was so entrenched, every adult did it everywhere without thinking. I can recall arriving at my office, getting out of the elevator, and already there was a bluish haze gathered around the ceiling from all the smoking by the staff. Danger sign? Nah...nobody thought twice about it. Just part of the day to day background of life.
If the goody-do-gooder hippies get all their dreams to come true, they'll computer-remove all vestiges of the evil weed from old film, or the entire films themselves. What a wonderful future we'll have!
|Gene Rayburn has an uncredited cameo as an on-location reporter for WTIC-Channel 3, a station that actually existed in Hartford, Connecticut. (The storyline takes place mostly in Maine.)|
|Wasn't it about this time that that station in question (known today as WFSB) became a CBS affiliate?|
|*VCR/DVR ALERT* |
See the "I've Got A Secret" panel and set IN COLOR briefly in a 1959 theatrical motion picture on Monday, October 24th on TCM (Turner Classic Movies). The movie, "It Happened To Jane", will air from noon to 2PM Eastern Time. It starred Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, and Ernie Kovacs, who partially shaved his head to resemble Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane".