Friday, July 12, 2019

20 Years Ago on July 12, 1999 -- Beat the Street; "Buffy" Season 3 Finale Controversy

July 12, 1999: A new Monday meant an old, re-used stock market package, with stock lookup, market news, and investing AIM chat rooms:
For the PM update, we went with the Season 3 finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; the "controversy" we reference was the fact that this episode, the second part of a two-parter, was postponed from its original May broadcast date at the last minute, since scenes of armed students fighting a final battle at the high school was a bit too much for network execs who were still sensitive after Columbine:
[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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