TV Guide Close-Up: ABC Scope (Mars Closeup)

Here’s a TV Guide Close-Up from July 1965 promoting ABC Scope on ABC:

Scanned black and white TV Guide Close-Up for ABC Scope

TV Guide Close-Up for ABC Scope – Copyright 1965 Triangle Publications, Inc.

NASA launched the Mariner 4 spacecraft on November 28th, 1964. It didn’t reach Mars until mid-July 1965. ABC Scope aired a special Mars-themed episode on Wednesday, July 14th, 1965 titled “Mars Closeup: Are We Alone?” The first pictures taken by Mariner 4 weren’t received until the following day.

This particular Close-Up is from the Western New England Edition of TV Guide. Channel 20 was WATR-TV in Waterbury, CT; Channel 40 was WHYN-TV in Springfield, MA.

Image Credit:
TV Guide, July 10th, 1965 (Vol. 1, No. 28), Western New England Edition, A-50.

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