Thursday, March 21, 2019

20 Years Ago on Mar. 21, 1999 -- Finally Oscar Time, Plus the Final Four Set

March 21, 1999: We started off Oscar Sunday with a pic of presenter Liv Tyler, along with text promos for 10-day weather forecasts and clothes shopping:
For the PM update, as with the Grammys, we monitored the winners and worked with the News and Photo teams to get updates for the website. As a result, to this day, I can't bring myself to care about the big awards ceremonies.

We also updated the text promo for the Final Four: Ohio State, Michigan State, Duke, and UConn: 
[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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