A couple of posts I was planning are probably not going to work out.
I know who the designer of the commoncase CBC font is: Aaron King of Pure NY, a motion-graphics house also responsible for the credits for New Amsterdam (using Mrs Eaves typeset outside the NTSC safe area). There is the dim possibility of a future interview. There’s also a useful and relevant document I’m probably not going to get.
Promos for The Hour exhort us to “come for the celebrities.”
But there’s nothing else to come for. The Hour is a wall-to-wall celebrity-interview show. It’s nothing more than that. People pretend it somehow isn’t in the same category as E
<bang> Talk Daily with Rick the Temp.
But it was not always thus. I had an idea to do a monthly post (I am thinking months ahead here, people) comparing present-day guest rosters with rosters from Season 1. After extensive digging, the only way I’d be able to come up with early guest rosters would be to laboriously read microfilmed copies of Starweek.
Unless of course somebody on the inside has access to the relevant files. Here is where you get to point out that Alphonse Ouimet was replete with inside sources and could have handled this effortlessly. Except that A. Ouimet was replete with sources mostly inside Fort Dork, and didn’t know everybody, and was not exactly well-situated to overhear three-year-old guest lists in the plum elevator, so let’s not overstate the case.