Hober Mallow wrote:
Also you'd get a logog following the opening credits ("brought to you by") and one at the end - two if they did one before previews. They were a real staple of pre-80's TV.
Deep Space Nine did this, as well.
Yes, syndicated shows (and UPN stuff) held onto those for a lot longer. Voyager did it as well. As in the old days, the studios would commission misuc for these bumpers and billboards. Lost in Space actually updated theirs in the third season to a very nice, jaunty five second piece by John Williams. It's available on the recent 2 CD release of music from that series.
Ahhhh, the good old days...