Tag Archives: TBS

Colorization Disclaimer

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Once upon a time, Ted Turner thought it would be a good idea to colorize films and television shows that were originally shot in black and white–to appeal to a more modern audience–when shown on his new UHF Superstation (TBS). I thought it was interesting that a conscious decision was made to put a disclaimer on the broadcast saying that the original production crew had no say in the colorization process. Naturally, much like Pan-and-Scan, this turned out to be a high crime against film, aesthetics, and history.

I wonder if there was actually some legal ruling that enforced this disclaimer and the more famous “This film has been…formatted to fit your screen” card.

TBS Presents: Journey To Shiloh (circa 1989)

Gadzooks, that’s Harrison Ford!!!

TBS Presents: The Jericho Mile (circa 1989)

Teaser for the TBS presentation of The Jericho Mile. Tomorrow, after Perry Mason!

Guyana Tragedy: The Jim Jones Story (TBS promos circa 1988)

A pair of TBS promotional spots for the television premiere of Guyana Tragedy: The Jim Jones Story.

TBS Sports: SEC Football commercials (circa 1989)

Remember when TBS showed all the sports none of the other networks cared about, like NASCAR and college football? My, how times have changed!

College Football on TBS Brought To You By Domino’s (circa 1989)

Back when TBS showed college football.

Atlanta Braves Opening Day 1992 TV Spots (TBS)

Remember when everyone caught “Braves Fever” in 1991 when they went from worst to first in the National League only to heartbreakingly lose to the Minnesota Twins in the World Series? Remember when everyone was “doing The Chop” when Deion Sanders came on board? Remember when TBS provided television coverage for the games with Skip Caray and Don Sutton? Remember rain delay programming featuring The Andy Griffith Show and Sanford and Son?

These are a couple of montages featuring highlights from the Atlanta Braves 1991 “Cinderella Season” teasing the upcoming 1992 opening day on TBS.