When I was young, you got your news from reading a few newspapers and watching an hour of network news. Which in my house was either Cronkite or Huntley and Brinkley, depending on my Dad's mood. Then you watched Dino getting drunk and smoking cigarettes on the teevee.
And the commercial would likely be something like this.
It's not like nothing bad ever happened but somehow, the world felt like a nicer place in those days.