Here’s audio from an October 7th, 1972 commercial break aired on CBS affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8) in Indianapolis, Indiana:
This particular commercial break aired during an episode of Bridget Loves Bernie (8:30-9PM ET). It doesn’t actually include any commercials. Instead, there’s a political advertisement for Matt Welsh as governor of Indiana and a public service announcement for safe trick or treating.
Here’s a transcript:
[Matt Welsh Political Ad] “You know, it’s natural to look back at our lives and remember things as being better than they are today. We’ve all done it. The air and lakes seemed cleaner, schools seemed better, there was less crime, more jobs. But you know something? When Matt Welsh was governor, the air and lakes were cleaner, schools were better, there was less crime and more jobs. That’s why Indiana needs Matt Welsh as governor again. Matt Welsh stands for the kind of Indiana we ought to have. Always has.”
[Safe Trick or Treating PSA] “For a safer, happier Halloween, make it a family affair. Accompany your children on trick or treat outings. Confine their visits to your immediate neighborhood. Avoid masks. Select light colored, non-flammable costumes. And examine treats at home first. Provided by E.J. Brach & Sons as a public service. Presented to the public interest by WISH-TV.”
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: Saturday, October 7th, 1972
Station: WTTV (Channel 8, Indianapolis)
2 Replies to “Audio Vault: WISH-TV Commercial Break (10/7/1972)”
The political ad was for Matt Welsh, not Walsh. He had been Governor of Indiana 1961-65, but he lost this comeback race in 1972:
Thanks for continuing this set of posts.
Thanks for catching that. Odd that I spelled it correctly earlier in the post but not in the transcript.