Wednesday, August 22, 2018

20 Years Ago on August 22,1998 -- Peyton Manning and Post-Strike Assessment

August 22, 1998: The Saturday after the US military strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan, we led with another preseason NFL graphic promo, featuring an up-and-comer named Peyton Manning about to begin his rookie season. The battle damage assessment of the strikes made it into the text promo:


Speaking of strikes, there's an AOL White Pages promo that references a telephone worker strike that impacted 411 service.

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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