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
Station: WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis)