Media Mentions

1. Morning Express With Robin Meade
CNN Headline News, National | DMA: 0
04/28/2011, 07:30 AM – 08:00 AM
[CC] 00:02:48 The guy known for those Empire Carpet jingles has passed Elmer Hauldren wrote and sang away. The jingle. He wrote it and sang it with his a capella group. He’s the guy, too, that they made a cartoon out of for the commercial. You know, that’s what you see now.00:05:48

2. ChicagoLand News At 6
CLTV (IND), Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM
[CC] 00:28:15 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role.00:31:15

3. ChicagoLand News At 5
CLTV (IND), Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 05:00 AM – 06:00 AM
[CC] 00:23:31 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role.00:26:31

4. CLTV Late Night News
CLTV (IND), Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 02:00 AM – 02:30 AM
[CC] 00:26:40 Elmer Lynn Hauldren, better known as the Empire man, has passed away at the age of 89. WGN’s Marcus Leshock takes a look back at the career of the ad executive, best known for the Empire Carpet character.00:29:40

5. ChicagoLand News At 10
CLTV (IND), Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
[CC] 00:43:29 That does it for this half hour millions of TV viewers. Elmer Lyn Hauldren, better known as the “Empire Man”, has died. Hauldren was a decorated World War two veteran, who began appearing in “Empire” TV ads back in the 1970′s.00:46:29

6. CLTV Evening Edition
CLTV (IND), Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 08:30 PM – 09:00 PM
[CC] 00:29:37 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role.00:32:37

7. CLTV Evening Edition
CLTV (IND), Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 07:00 PM – 07:30 PM
[CC] 00:29:21 Elmer Lyn Hauldren, better known as the “Empire Man”, has died. Hauldren was a decorated World War two veteran, who began appearing in “Empire” TV ads back in the 1970′s. He continued to lend his voice-Over talents to “Empire” commercials until his passing.00:32:21

8. Newsradio 780
WBBM-AM (CBS) Freq. 780, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
00:12:06 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:15:06

9. CBS 2 News At 6:00 AM
WBBM-TV (CBS) CH 2, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM
[CC] 00:20:51 The pitch man for Empire Carpet died yesterday he was 89 years old.00:23:51

10. CBS 2 News At 5:00 AM
WBBM-TV (CBS) CH 2, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 05:00 AM – 06:00 AM
[EC] 00:15:08 And the pitchman for Empire Carpet tigers beat at the age of 89. He died Tuesday excuse me. We found out about a part of the sold to other markets. And Chicago and Miami. 00:15:37
Keywords:LynnHauldren:
Visuals:LynnHauldren, Empire CarpetPitcheman, has died, source, YouTube;

[EC] 00:57:38 He certainly knew his team go. Better known as the Empire Carpet man died on Tuesday aged 89. A copywriter for the Empire and’70s to put him in front of the camera and the rest is history. He died after all long illness. 00:58:11
Keywords:TVICon:
Visuals:LynnHauldren, Empire Carpet Man, has died, courtesy of YouTube;

11. CBS 2 News At 6:00 PM
WBBM-TV (CBS) CH 2, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 06:00 PM – 06:30 PM
[EC] 00:07:41 The Empire Carpet man died yesterday at the age of 89. His real name was Elmer Lynn Hauldren. Back in the’70s he was a copywriter for the Empire co. The owner asked him to be on the air after auditioning for several others his cause of death is not been released. 00:08:13
Keywords:TheEmpire Carpet Man:
Visuals:Empire Carpet commercial, courtesy of YouTube featuring Lynn Haldren;

12. Good Day Chicago
WFLD-TV (FOX) CH 32, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM
[CC] 00:10:34 The man behind those Empire Carpet commercials is gone, but his legacy lives on. Elmer Lynn Hauldren died Tuesday at his home at the age of 89. He was famous as the voice and image of Empire Carpet in Chicago and a multitude of markets around the country.00:13:34

13. Good Day Chicago
WFLD-TV (FOX) CH 32, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 05:00 AM – 06:00 AM
[CC] 00:11:18 The man behind the Empire Carpet commercials is gone, but his legacy lives on. Elmer was famous as the voice and image of Empire Carpet in Chicago and around the country. Everywhere I go I’m treated like a celebrity. I’m not a celebrity. I’m a pitch man. I’m a salesman.00:14:18

14. Fox News Chicago
WFLD-TV (FOX) CH 32, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 09:00 PM – 10:00 PM
[EC] 00:33:53 Elmer Lynn Haldren has passed away. Never heard of him? Oh, yes you have. He’s the Empire Carpet man. Wrote the jingle, sang it and became the face that launched a million carpets all over the country. Everywhere I go I’m treated like a celebrity. I’m not a celebrity. I’m a pitch man. 00:34:58
Keywords:LynnHauldren: Empire Carpet spokesman; age 89
Visuals:Empire Carpet television ad clip
Speakers:LynnHauldren, television commercial actor

15. WGN Morning News
WGN-TV (CW) CH 9, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM
[CC] 00:48:14 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire CarpetGuy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role.00:51:14

16. WGN Morning News
WGN-TV (CW) CH 9, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 04:30 AM – 05:00 AM
[CC] 00:25:10 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. He also sang with the Barbershop Quartet and was a decorated World War two veteran.00:28:10

17. WGN News At Nine
WGN-TV (CW) CH 9, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 09:00 PM – 10:00 PM
[EC] 00:26:12 It is with sadness that we report the passing of the Empire Carpet man. He died at the age of 89. He was the ad writer, he created the role and played it. One day we took him up on the left he’s up there doing the thing possible to bring him down the left lift the stock. He was up on the list for a while. He created the environment that was fun to work in. 588 To 300 Empire. You may not know the also sang with the barbershop quartet. He is a decorated world war two veteran. He referred to himself as a glorified salesman. Tom skilling says we just need to get you one more day. 00:27:18
Keywords:TZ; Empire Carpet Guy:
Visuals:Elmer Lynn Hauldren;

18. WGN Evening News
WGN-TV (CW) CH 9, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
[CC] 00:20:06 Sad news after the passing of Chicago icon. Elmer Lynn Hauldren, known as the Empire man, has died. He was known for his knack for pitching carpet. Hauldren came up with the famous Empire Carpetjingle…00:23:06

19. WGN News At Noon
WGN-TV (CW) CH 9, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
[CC] 00:11:18 His face was familiar to millions and one person known as the Empire man has died. A decorated world war two veteran who began appearing on emre TV ads in the’70s. Continue to lead his voice-over talents to Empire commercials until is passing.00:14:18

20. ABC7 News This Morning
WLS-TV (ABC) CH 7, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 04:30 AM – 05:00 AM
[CC] 00:22:35 The Empire carpet man who became one of the most recognized people on Chicago television has died. He wrote that jingle which made Empire’s phone number famous and a part of pop culture and wrote the company’s commercials and starred in them since the 1970′s. He was a decorated World War II veteran as well and a member of a barber shop quartet that recorded albums.00:25:35

21. ABC7 News
WLS-TV (ABC) CH 7, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 10:00 PM – 10:35 PM
[EC] 00:17:55 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:18:20
Keywords:TZ; WWII vet dies: Elmer Lynn Hauldren; Empire Carpet man;
Visuals:Empire Carpet ad courtesy YouTube;

22. ABC7 News
WLS-TV (ABC) CH 7, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 06:00 PM – 06:30 PM
[EC] 00:05:30 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:06:09
Keywords:The Empire Carpet Man: World War II;
Visuals:YouTube Video;
Speakers:LenHoldren;

23. NBC 5 News Today At 5:30
WMAQ-TV (NBC) CH 5, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/28/2011, 05:30 AM – 06:00 AM
[EC] 00:22:57 You recognize the jingle. The one from Empire carpet.Some really sad news to tell you this morning. The man we associated with the tune has ssed away. He helped advertise for the company since the 1970s. A lot grew up with him. He was a decorated World War II veteran. He was 89 years old. Got to be the most successful jingle ever.A great story. 00:23:31
Keywords:Holdren Dies: Empire Carpet; Elmer Lynn Holdren; Sun-Times;
Visuals:Empire commercial;

24. NBC 5 News At 5:00
WMAQ-TV (NBC) CH 5, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM
[EC] 00:13:15 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire Carpet Guy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:13:51
Keywords:TZ; Pitch Man:
Visuals:Empire Carpets; Elmer Haldron, Empire Carpets;

25. The Afternoon Saloon
WMVP-AM (ESPN RADIO) Freq. 1000, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
00:18:30 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire CarpetGuy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:21:30

26. Chicago Tonight
WTTW-TV (PBS) CH 11, Chicago | DMA: 3
04/27/2011, 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
[EC] 00:03:30 A familiar Chicago pitchmen has died. Lynn Haldron is dead. He died at the age of 89. He wrote the jingle tha made Empire’s phone number famous. A decorated World War II veteran, he began appearing in the Empire commercials in the 1970s and his voice continued on the ads until his death. 00:03:54
Keywords:LenHaldren:
Visuals:Empire Carpet Commercial – Len Haldren;

27. Pat Thurston
KGO-AM (ABC) Freq. 810, San Francisco | DMA: 6
04/27/2011, 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM
00:04:03 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire CarpetGuy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:07:03

28. Mac AndGaydos
KTAR-FM (ABC) Freq. 92.3, Phoenix | DMA: 12
04/27/2011, 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
00:26:18 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire CarpetGuy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:29:18

29. The Ron And Don Show
KIRO-FM Freq. 97.3, Seattle/Tacoma | DMA: 13
04/27/2011, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
00:41:08 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire CarpetGuy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:44:08

30. PicozziAnd Miss Klonk
WCCC-FM Freq. 106.9, Hartford/New Haven | DMA: 30
04/28/2011, 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM
00:48:32 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire CarpetGuy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:51:32

31. NBC 10 News Sunrise At 5:30 AM
WJAR-TV (NBC) CH 10, Providence/New Bedford | DMA: 53
04/28/2011, 05:30 AM – 06:00 AM
[EC] 00:26:47 The man who started possibly the catchiest commercial in Chicago, has died. Elmer Lynn Hauldren was best known as the Empire CarpetGuy. He was an ad writer who created the Empire character and then played the role. 00:27:29
Keywords:TZ; Pitchman Death:
Visuals:Elmer Lynn Hauldren, deceased creator of Empire Carpet Man;