TV Guide’s Coverage of The Day After From 1983

The Day After was an American television film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. More than 100 million people, in nearly 39 million households, watched the program during its initial broadcast. With a 46 rating and a 62% share of the viewing audience during its initial broadcast, it was the seventh-highest-rated non-sports show up to that time and set a record as the highest-rated television film in history.

The movie depicted a fictional war between the NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact countries that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. The action itself focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, and of several family farms near nuclear missile silos.

Below are scans of TV Guide’s coverage of the movie the week it aired on television. Enjoy.

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Bricks and Pieces LEGO Magazine from Summer 1989

LEGO has been a big part of all of our lives for many years. Not just the toys, but in a lot of their other endeavors as well. One of those endeavors that I always loved was their quarterly magazine publications. One of those publications was Bricks and Pieces magazine that was exclusive to LEGO Club members. So in this Time Capsule, we’re presenting the complete issue of Bricks and Pieces magazine from the summer of 1989. Enjoy!

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1990 Gamepro Holiday Catalog

Back in 1990, handheld gaming systems were the new hotness, and Gamepro provided a handy guide to all of the games that were currently available for both Gameboy and Lynx for the holidays. This way, kids knew exactly what games to bug their parents for, and now you can go back in time and enjoy this awesome look back at the state of handheld gaming in December 1990. Enjoy!

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1986 Toys ‘R’ Us Out of This World Toy Book

You know I love old catalogs…especially ones from the late ’80s because that’s just my wheelhouse. And you know I also love Christmas. And lastly, you know that I love archiving scans of various catalogs, magazines, and the like. So this is a big one and hit all those notes. I’m proud to present to you the 1986 Toys ‘R’ Us Out of This World Toy Book! I hope you enjoy salivating over it as much as I do.

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