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Television in the `70s & `80s: Long, Long Attention Span Theater

YouTube goodness stumbled upon: The opening of a new campus for Alvin Community College. Note how much airtime is expended on this. Note the fashions. Note Dave Ward.

Of course, it's not like you didn't have a choice back then. As this pitch for advertisers from Channel 67(Huh?) shows, you could watch a station that offered Roller Derby, the Glorious Ladies of Wrestling, Shirley Temple movies, and Dobie Gillis.

Who could ask for anything more?

Well, you say, what about a cheesetastic theme song? DONE.

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