Along with Playboy and Sports Illustrated, TV Guide is another iconic American magazine. It was a simple, ‘digest’ size (i.e. small format - as in Reader’s Digest), TV listings magazine that found its way onto the coffee tables of a frightening number of American households.
It’s sobering to think that the first edition (called TeleVision Guide) was produced in 1948. In our family, TV was still considered novel in the late 1960s.