Saturday, January 19, 2019

20 Years Ago on Jan. 19, 1999 -- President Clinton's State of the Union Address

January 19, 1999: The My News headline is about the White House opening the Clinton defense for his impeachment trial, but the olive drab-to-khaki-colored top spot was all about the 1999 State of the Union address (in which, strangely enough, didn't mention the trial at all).

The daytime promo was the pre-game (note the 5-line caption, which broke/extended the layout a bit), while the PM update, which went live at around 6pm, was worded generally enough with "complete coverage" to handle the pre-, during, and post-speech time periods:


[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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