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BrandonFG

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Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« on: February 02, 2021, 06:30:42 PM »
A while ago, I read about a show called Inday from the mid-80s. It was a two-hour block of "infotainment" lifestyle shows, each running for half an hour. Prolly about 30 years ahead of its time, given what we've seen with expanded versions of Today and GMA.

Anyway, one of the shows, All About Us featured a very interesting set. The rotating video wall fascinates the hell outta me, but look closely at the octagon-ish backdrops. They're from the 21 pilot from a few years earlier.

Look even closer. On one of the monitors in the top row, the swirling wheel graphic from Bullseye. Tying all this together: All About Us was a Jack Barry-Dan Enright Production.
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Re: Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 01:22:57 AM »
Gosh, Rose Marie looked stunning.

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Re: Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2021, 02:15:46 PM »
My guess is this was the last gasp for the Independent Network News midday expansion; if Im not mistaken it was dropped not long after this.
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Re: Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2021, 03:50:57 PM »
If memory serves, the globe of monitors was put together to be part of a B&E show that failed to sell a couple of years earlier, Strange As It Seems. https://barry-enright.fandom.com/wiki/Strange_as_it_Seems?file=StrangeasitSeemsAd1981.png

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Re: Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2021, 06:15:17 PM »
Gosh, Rose Marie looked stunning.
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Re: Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2021, 09:24:25 PM »
Was that his wife?
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Re: Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2021, 09:54:22 PM »
Was that his wife?

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Re: Today's random connection: All About Us from '85
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 08:20:44 PM »
Some show information... Source: https://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/05/arts/inday-new-step-in-tv-syndication.html

"Inday News'' will be followed by ''All About Us,'' with Ron Hendren, formerly of ''Entertainment Tonight,'' as host. It will offer brief profiles of an assortment of characters including ''Gangland Granny,'' a woman who works with juvenile gangs, and a ''pet bereavement counselor."

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