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TBS: “A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die” teaser (circa 1989)

Does anyone remember this deep-catalog western that was in regular rotation on TBS in the 80s?

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TBS All Night: Islands In The Stream/Class of 84 teaser (circa 1989)

Teaser advert for TBS All Night movie double feature with Islands In The Stream and Class of ’84.

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TBS Sports: PGA Grand Slam (circa 1992)

Yet another example of TBS’s aggressive pursuit of sports coverage in effort to beat out the networks and the fledgling ESPN.

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TBS: The Time Machine/2010 Teaser (circa 1989)

Teaser for a TBS Thursday Night At The Movies double feature with The Time Machine and 2010.

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TBS: “Incident At Phantom Hill” teaser (circa 1989)

Another 10-second advert spot for the TBS Saturday Movie, this time it’s obscure western “Incident At Phantom Hill”

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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.

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TBS Presents: Journey To Shiloh (circa 1989)

Gadzooks, that’s Harrison Ford!!!

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TBS Presents: The Jericho Mile (circa 1989)

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

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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.

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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!

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