Friday, July 31, 2009

Retro Friday: Classic Cable Edition

Long before "The Real Housewives," "Top Chef," "Project Runway" or "Queer Eye" -- I mean, lonnnnng before those shows -- Bravo was an arts-centric channel, focusing on obscure foreign and independent film, as well as programming such as the Montreux Jazz Festival. Above, what Bravo looked like in 1989. It's unrecognizable.

Nickelodeon is set to unveil a new logo this fall -- its first update in 25 years, since 1984. Above, here's what Nickelodeon originally looked like, from a clip in 1983. Check out the ads for long-disappeared fare such as "You Can't Do That on Television," "The Tomorrow People," "Reggie Jackson's World of Sports," and Leonard Nimoy's "Standby Lights Camera Action."

Ahh, of course. Classic MTV from the 1980s. Here's a collection of moments featuring the original VJs.

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