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Date Posted: 08:42:46 07/04/11 Mon
Author: WTK
Subject: Re: WDTV - Channel 2?
In reply to: Vance 's message, "Re: WDTV - Channel 2?" on 22:08:33 07/03/11 Sun

Bill Cardille on "Chiller Theater" comes to mind.

Nationally, the heaviest smoker in television was probably Edward R. Murrow. And in many episodes of "I Love Lucy," there's a lot of smoking, because Philip Morris was the original sponsor.

More smoking trivia: The very earliest episode or two of "Beverly Hillbillies" had Granny smoking a corncob pipe, much like Mammy Yokum of "Li'l Abner." But the pipe disappeared quickly, possibly because the sponsor was Winston cigarettes.

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