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Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (PSA, 1978)

Views: 341

Here's a brief public service announcement for Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, urging men to "be a big brother" to any of the thousands of Chicago area children without fathers in the home.

Voiceover by Ed Grennan.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, April 30th 1978.

U.S.D.A. - "Farmer Brown" (PSA, 1980)

Views: 2635

Here's a very memorable public service annoucement to help encourage kids to eat a variety of carbohydrates, including bread, rice, and cereal - they give you energy! Features the puppets Farmer Brown and his horse Fred singing about balanced meals.

"It's a fruit-a-veg-a-bread-a-milk-a-cheese-a-bean-a-meat!"

Brought to you by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

This aired on local Chicago TV in the Summer of 1980.

American Dental Association - "Periodontal Disease" (PSA, 1979)

Views: 1766

Here is another animated public service announcement from the American Dental Association. Features a witch cooking up a potion to fight Periodontal Disease, as well as a talking frog with easier methods.

These were created by Rick Reinert Productions, who also did the opening for the ABC Weekend Special and Afterschool Specials.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, October 22nd 1979.

Voice of Democracy Contest (PSA, 1979)

Views: 641

Here's another public service announcement of sorts - this one for the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest - The 33rd Annual Scholarship Program for Broadcast Scriptwriting. Sponsored by The Veterans of Foreign Wars. That year's topic: "My Role in America's Future". Features a previous year's winner - Marla (or Merla ?) Hansel (sp?) from Troy, Illinois.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, November 22nd 1979.

American Dental Association - "Nursing Bottle Mouth" (PSA, 1981)

Views: 1129

Here is another animated public service announcement from the American Dental Association. This one warns against giving babies bottles with sugary liquids or milk when being put to sleep lest they get Nursing Bottle Mouth.

These were created by Rick Reinert Productions, who also did the opening for the ABC Weekend Special and Afterschool Specials.

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1981.

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare - "Get a Dumb Checkup" (1976)

Views: 774

Here's a public service announcement (PSA) from the Social and Rehabilitation Service of the U.S. Department of Health, Education of Welfare, with a young basketball-dribbling man starting out considering skipping a complete physical examination (" . . . a dumb checkup . . . dumb . . . dumb . . . ") before his girlfriend advises him after mentioning she herself went (and has the glasses to prove it) - as part of a push for those under 21 to get a free checkup.

Ending voiceover ...

Your Local Lung Association - "Christmas Seals" (PSA, 1979)

Views: 2002

Here's a christmas-themed Public Service Announcement from Your Local Lung Association showcasing the Christmas Seals designs for that year. Features a chorus of children singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".

"a matter of life and breath."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, December 13th 1979.

National Safety Council - "Shamu Says Be Careful" (Partial PSA, 1982)

Views: 2491

Here's a partial animated public service announcement from the National Safety Council (and your local Safety Council) featuring Shamu the Whale and Wile E. Coyote about the dangers of thin ice. (Looks like about the first 15 seconds are missing, but this is the only one of these I've found so far)

"Green Cross For Safety"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, January 11th 1982.

U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Ant - "America Runs On Energy" (PSA, 1980)

Views: 923

Here's an animated public service announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy featuring Energy Ant.

Finally! Another Energy Ant PSA! This one talks about how America is like a wind-up toy - without energy it stops.

"The Difference You Make - Makes All The Difference"

This aired on local Chicago TV in the second week of April 1980.