> On Oct 15, 2016, at 6:37 AM, Melissa P <takingupspace...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think I was in graduate school just about the time advertising barriers
> were coming down. A lot a people don't remember, but years ago, advertising
> goods and services such as eyeglasses, lawyers, prescription drugs, and even
> funerals wasn't permitted.
One thing I've been thinking about while watching the baseball playoffs is the
fact that there used to be no TV advertising for hard liquor -- not due to FTC
or other national government regulations, but because the
manufacturers/distributors had agreed to it through their industry association.
That voluntary ban ended 20 years ago:
(The broadcast networks still don't accept hard liquor ads -- although some of
their affiliates do -- but the baseball playoffs, being on cable up until the
World Series, are rife with liquor commercials, mostly bourbon.)
Jim Ellwanger <train...@ellwanger.tv>
TV or Not TV .... The Smartest (TV) People!
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