Tuesday, February 12, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Feb. 12, 1999 -- Clinton Acquitted

February 12, 1999: The Senate was nice enough to acquit President Clinton early enough in the business day as not to disrupt our weekends; in fact, the vote preview version of the page only lasted for a few hours in the morning:
We went up with the "It's Over: Senate acquits Clinton" lineup at around 12:42pm. The My News headline is in ALL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS; in fact, I think the My News folks even pumped up the font size before we had them take it back down to mostly normal (as I seem to have misremembered for the impeachment):
Another PM update with a photo swap:
For the PM update, we cleaned up the headline so it didn't go over the limit; along with some inconsequential promos for Valentine's Day and Hometown AOL:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com 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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