November 7, 1998: The lead promo featured a dressed-up Donna Summer reference in the service of a Personal Finance quiz, but the better headline was in the next text promo, "Glenn Down, Newt Out"—as in John Glenn returning from his second space flight and Newt Gingrich stepping down as Speaker.
The second text promo also features a John Glenn tie-in, since it promoted the Tom Wolfe book, A Man in Full, using a reference to his earlier work on the space race that featured Glenn as one of the Mercury Seven.
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.]
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Nov. 7, 1998 -- Glenn Down, Newt Out
Posted by Joelogon at 11/07/2018
Labels: 20YearsAgoOnAOLcom, aol
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