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Saturday, February 18th, 2017
5 Years Ago Today

Here are some clips from CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood that used one of our videos. Includes:

"Almanac" segment of the events of February 12th, with pertinent photos, film and video clips, and descriptions of the following:

- 1973: Ohio introduces the metric system in its highway signs, showing distances in kilometers as well as miles; a clip of a school lesson about the metric system is then shown, followed by the ultimately ill-fated attempt by the United States Metric Board (in existence from 1975 to 1982) to sell it to this country through PSAs (including using this footage from us), a 1976 Saturday Night Live sketch satirizing the push (with Dan Aykroyd), and a film clip of customers at a butcher shop, but the public still stood by the old English measuring system. Also seen are the 1999 crash-landing of the Mars climate orbiter and a 2003 Popular Science issue that listed metric system advocates as #11 in the list of worst jobs in science.

End credits (accompanied by Wynton Marsalis' rendition of Gottfried Reiche's "Abblasen," the long-running Sunday Morning theme):

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Sunday Morning Theme Performed by Wynton Marsalis

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This is followed by an "Instant Replay" of a still of the credit where MCCTv is listed.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, February 12th 2012 (main story) and Sunday, February 19th 2012 (end credits). (they forgot to put the credit in during the week before due to last-minute show changes to cover the death of Whitney Houston)

CBS Sunday Morning - "The Metric System" (With Fuzzy Credit) (2012)

Here are some clips from CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood that used one of our videos. Includes:

"Almanac" segment of the events of February 12th, with pertinent photos, film and video clips, and descriptions of the following:

- 1973: Ohio introduces the metric system in its highway signs, showing distances in kilometers as well as miles; a clip of a school lesson about the metric system is then shown, followed by the ultimately ill-fated attempt by the U.S. Metric Board (in existence from 1975 to 1982) to sell it to this country through PSAs (including using this footage from us), a 1976 Saturday Night Live sketch satirizing the push (with Dan Aykroyd), and a film clip of customers at a butcher shop, but the public still stood by the old English measuring system. Also seen are the 1999 crash-landing of the Mars climate orbiter and a 2003 Popular Science issue that listed metric system advocates as #11 in the list of worst jobs in science.

End credits (accompanied by Wynton Marsalis' rendition of Gottfried Reiche's "Abblasen," the long-running Sunday Morning theme):

Tape and Photos Provided by
Glen Campbell footage provided by Research Video, Inc.
A&M Records
British Movietone - Absolutely Wild Visuals
The Courier-Journal - Louisville, Kentucky
Denver International Airport
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - White House Historical Association
KIRO-TV - Seattle, WA
Legislative Library of Manitoba
The Museum of Classic Chicago Television
PBS Soundstage
University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections
Winnipeg Free Press News
Wolfgang's Vault

Sunday Morning Theme Performed by Wynton Marsalis

CBSSUNDAYMORNING.COM
(C) MMXII CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This is followed by an "Instant Replay" of a still of the credit where MCCTv is listed.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, February 12th 2012 (main story) and Sunday, February 19th 2012 (end credits). (they forgot to put the credit in during the week before due to last-minute show changes to cover the death of Whitney Houston)

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Viewer Comments

One of only 3 nations not to have gone Metric? WOW. Interesting information about the metric system and it's SO COOL to have that PSA be used in their broadcast.
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Monday, March 5th 2012 at 8:37am.

Fuzzy hits the big time -- Congrats! Also, love the footage (circa 1975) of the U.S. Metric Board meeting w/ the slightly out-of-focus bottle of Tab in the background ... how perfect is that?
Comment posted by Dr. Phibes on Monday, March 5th 2012 at 4:01pm.

That's fantastic Rick! :)
Comment posted by Matt on Monday, March 5th 2012 at 4:38pm.

That is amazing!
Comment posted by Loyal32Fan on Tuesday, March 6th 2012 at 12:34am.

Cool!

The UK is "officially" metric but you still buy beer by the imperial pint and their boxers are weighed in stones.

Comment posted by APM on Tuesday, March 6th 2012 at 11:23am.

Bravo!
Comment posted by 4thtroika on Wednesday, March 7th 2012 at 11:57am.

I am neither here nor there regarding converting from our current system to metric. I just remember my math and science teachers back in grade school guaranteeing that the US was going metric any year now. 15 years later, still not using the metric system.
Comment posted by Melk on Wednesday, March 7th 2012 at 8:45pm.

I remember being taught metric system and that we were going to go metric in a few years. Never did and have since forgotten this. Then again I've pretty much forgotten the other way.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Thursday, March 8th 2012 at 1:15am.

I was told over forty years ago that it was just a matter of time before this nation went metric. How much time, I don't know, but it hasn't happened yet. I know it's used a lot in the sciences, but as far as I know it always was.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, March 9th 2012 at 9:18am.

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