Public Service Announcement: Don't Mess With Texas
Grade: Pro, 1st gen., 30 seconds
Comment: Recoreded December 1985 at Austin City Limits studio; first aired
during Cotton Bowl football game. "On January 1, 1986, the first television public service
announcement aired featuring the rock-blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Twelve
months later, litter had decreased statewide by an astonishing 29%. .... When
Stevie Ray uttered those magical four words, he tapped into something deep in
the heart of every Texan: state pride." After 12 years, the state's litter
is said to have decreased 72%!
- few bars of "The Eyes of Texas"