Audio Vault: WRTV Commercial Break (9/19/1972)

Here’s audio from a September 19th, 1972 commercial break aired on NBC affiliate WRTV (Channel 6) in Indianapolis, Indiana:

This particular commercial break aired during an episode of NBC Reports (“Guilty by Reason of Race,” 9-10PM ET). It includes two commercials, an NBC promotional spot, and a United Way PSA featuring Lorne Greene.

Here’s a transcript:

[Sominex Commercial] “You know, some nights my wife has a hard time getting to sleep. The next morning she doesn’t even want to look in the mirror. But now she keeps Sominex in the house. Sominex is really good. It helps her relax and feel drowsy when she has trouble falling asleep. A good night’s sleep does make a difference. And Sominex can help you get it. And after a good night’s sleep not only does she feel all rested and refreshed, she really looks it.”

[NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie Promotional Spot] “A young detective almost costs Madigan his life in the tense, 90-minute premiere of Madigan. Richard Widmark is Madigan on NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie, at 8:30, 7:30 central time. Then, tension mounts at Probe Control when ‘one of our probes is missing.’ Suspense fuels an international crisis that involves Probe agent Tony Franciosa in SEARCH. Wednesday night at 10, 9 central time.”

[Cran-Apple Commercial] “Orange juice. Where did you come from? Good morning, I’m Eve. Would you like a change for breakfast? Cran-Apple drink? You’re changing me already. Tempting me with apples. And cranberries, too. And Vitamin C. After that, every day drink, you’ll love the change. It’s different, like you.”

[United Way PSA] “This is Lorne Greene. Throughout our history, we’ve helped each other. Not because the government mandated it or because the law required it, but because Americans care about each other. The United Way is working, thanks to you. United Way. Thanks to you, it’s working.”

This audio comes from a collection of reel-to-reel audio tapes used to record network and local TV programs between 1967 and 1972.

About This Recording

Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 1972
Network: NBC
Station: WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis)


3 Comments

  • James Shell says:

    Madigan was, IMO, the best of the Wednesday Mystery Movie segments. But it went under like the rest of them after one season. My dad worked for an NBC affiliate and got a beach towel that featured the logos of all the NBC prime-time shows for the 1972 season. I remember that the towel had Probe on it instead of Search; they changed the name before the show aired.

  • paul kollmar says:

    PROBE was first on February 1972 as a pilot idea? no less.. Hugh Obrien got cast in a host of single- episoded -themes back then/== and not all Levinson & Link spin- offs**** anyway; no one comes up with the behind/ scene anecdotes for THE JUDGE AND JAKE WYLER….a few years later

  • Patrick McNamara says:

    “This is Lorne Greene. Throughout our history, we’ve helped each other. Not because the government mandated it or because the law required it, but because Americans care about each other.”

    This made me laugh. Lorne Greene was Canadian. He was working and living in the US but I don’t know if he changed his citizenship.

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