January 6, 1997: TKR up for sale at NATPE

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January 6, 1997: TKR up for sale at NATPE

Post by Michael Pajaro » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:29 pm

NATPE (National Association of Television Programming Executives) hosts an annual conference where studios try to sell syndicated programs to local television stations. Fifteen years ago, Variety published their NATPE preview issue with a little bit of coverage of Team Knight Rider.

At this point, the show hadn't begun filming yet. They didn't even know what the cars were going to be. So the press photos Universal released was intentionally very vague.

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Re: January 6, 1997: TKR up for sale at NATPE

Post by GameMachineJames » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:44 pm

Thanks, Mike. This is wonderful. I've been looking for a high-res scan of this particular promo image for a while. thanks!
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Re: January 6, 1997: TKR up for sale at NATPE

Post by james olden » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:28 pm

Michael Pajaro wrote:NATPE (National Association of Television Programming Executives) hosts an annual conference where studios try to sell syndicated programs to local television stations. Fifteen years ago, Variety published their NATPE preview issue with a little bit of coverage of Team Knight Rider.

At this point, the show hadn't begun filming yet. They didn't even know what the cars were going to be. So the press photos Universal released was intentionally very vague.

variety1-6-97a.jpg

variety1-6-97b.jpg


(We'll be digging into our archives all year as part of the Knight Rider 30th anniversary celebration. Lot of old articles will come up again, and we have some "new" oldies as well.)


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