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Retrocast #7 – Podcast #165

This episode of the Useless Information Retrocast includes the following:

Question of the Day: When was the last cigarette advertisement run on network television in the United States?

The last cigarette commercial was broadcast on January 1, 1971, on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

Retrosponsor: Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin

This commercial that was featured in this Retrocast is from the November 16, 1938, broadcast of Monticello Party Line.


Baby Boy Born in Well (1935)

Man Saved by Flagpole (1950)

Boy Falls 1500 Feet and Survives (1952)

Footnotes to History:

Woman Uses Body as Incubator (1926)

Woman Files Complaint for Unpaid Alimony (1936)

Man Puts Finger in Jar With Wasp (1939)

Seven Siblings Receive Tonsillectomies in Three Hours (1949)

Pitcher Bruises Elbow Falling off Bench (1950)

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