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televangelism USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 89. "'Air Force Major Thomas Milburne Gavin, besides being a war hero in Vietnam . . .'

Tom ferried jets from California to bases in Okinawa, thought Baedecker. Oh, well.

'. . . was decorated with the president's Medal of Freedom after his Apollo spacecraft went to the moon in 1971,' said the host.

We all got a medal, thought Baedecker. If we'd had a ship's cat, it would've received one, too.

...'. . . and perhaps most importantly, the man who may well have been the first true Christian to walk on the moon,' said the host. 'My friends, Major Thomas M. Gavin!'

Tom never walked on the moon, thought Baedecker.

Gavin shook hands with the host, received a kiss from the host's wife... " [More about the former astronaut's appearance on a cable television televangelism show.]

televangelism USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 91. [1] "Baedecker sat up and looked at the television. '. . . we had an eminent scientist on our last program,' the host was saying, 'a Christian and a crusader for equal time for creationism in the schools . . . where children are, I'm sure you're aware, Tom, now being taught only a single, seriously flawed, godless theory that man came from monkeys and other lower life forms . . . and this eminent and respected scientist made the point that with the number of shooting stars that hit the earth each year . . . and you must have seen a lot of them when you were in space, hey, Tom?'

'Micrometeorites were a concern to the engineers,' said Gavin.

'Well, with all those millions of little . . . like little rocks, aren't they? With millions of those striking the earth's atmosphere every year, if the earth was as old as their theory says, what? Three billion years?'

Four and a half, though Baedecker. Idiot.

'Somewhere over four billion,' said Gavin. "

televangelism USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 92. [2] "'Yes,' smiled the host, 'this eminent Christina scientist made the point, in fact, he showed us mathematically, that if the earth was really that old, it'd be buried several miles deep in meteorite dust!'

The audience applauded wildly. The host's wife clasped her hands, praised Jesus over the noise, and rocked back and forth. Gavin smiled and had the good grace to look embarrassed. Baedecker though of the 'orange rock' that he and Dave had brought back from Marius Hills. Argon-39 an argon-40 dating had shown the chunk of troctolite breccia to be 3.950 billion years old. "

televangelism USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 92. [3] "'The problem with the theory of evolution,' Gavin was saying, 'is that it goes contrary to the scientific method. There is no way, given the brief human life span, to observe the so-called evolutionary mechanisms they postulate. The geological data is just too doubtful. Gaps and contradictions show up in those theories all the time, whereas all of the biblical accounts have been confirmed time and time again.'

'Yes, yes,' said the host, nodding his head emphatically.

'Praise be to Jesus,' said his wife.

'We can't trust science to answer our questions,' said Gavin. 'The human intellect is just too fallible.'

'How true, how true,' said the host.

'Praise Jesus,' said his wife, 'God's truth be made known.'

'Amen,' said Baedecker and turned off the television. "

televangelism USA 1992 Card, Orson Scott. Lost Boys. New York: HarperCollins (1992); pg. 233. "Patiently Step tried to explain the fact that the gospel of Jesus Christ was mostly about how we treat other people, and not at all about becoming the most powerful being in the universe and getting into a first-name relationship with God. That was for the bozos on TV [televangelists] who talked about Jeeee-zuz as if he was their old high-school chum or something. "
televangelism USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. Introduction to "Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 65. "But let's turn on the TV and see what passes for theology these six and a half centuries later. In lieu of the poetry of the Aeneid, we have the south-baked howl of the sweating televangelist. In the stead of the intellectual cathedrals of the Summa Theologica, we have the entire cathode-ray-tubed, satellite-relayed, hair-sprayed and cosmetic-troweled message boiled down to two words: Send money. "
televangelism USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. Introduction to "Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 66. "Agreed, televangelists aren't the theologians of this century, but they are excessively easy targets after the revelations of the last few years--the Jimmy Swaggart vulgarities, the Rex Humbolt absurdities, and the Jimmy Bakker adulteries and breakdowns. If it's any excuse, the following story was written before these sideshows.

But the revelations were to be expected. As long as we live in a world where 'theology' has become a mixture of P.T. Barnum and Johnny Carson, where we invite these parasites into our home via cable TV and satellite dish and radio . . . well, as the kid said in the classic New Yorker cartoon, 'I say it's spinach, and I sell to hell with it.' "

televangelism USA 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 318. "The Bible had always been a cornerstone for Miriam. Not because it explained everything, as the TV evangelists alleged. The opposite. She trusted the Bible because it was mysterious. "
televangelism USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 66. "The sarcastic emphasis around Wonder Woman's name was not lost on [Father] Morris. 'You believe that Chandler woman? Why?'

'Why?' Johnston seemed shocked at the question. 'I thought you were a Catholic priest, Morris. Thought that would put you on Chandler's side automatically.'

'Not quite,' Morris said. The Catholic Church is not quite so rigid and unyielding as some people think. But the last thing I need right now is to get involved in a theological debate with people who take their religious lead from televangelists! " [Many other refs. not in DB. The main villain of the novel is Evangelical televanglist Rebecca Chandler.]

televangelism USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 233. "'I was surprised to find out you really believe the stuff you say.'

Rebecca registered a moment of visible shock. 'Of course I do! Why wouldn't I?'

'Well, if you didn't, you wouldn't be the first TV preacher who said one thing in public and did something else in secret. But you really are sincere, Rebecca, You're wrong, but you really mean it. And that's the hardest thing for me to deal with, I guess.' "

televangelism USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 16. "...she was looking down at her knuckled, diamond-studded hands, and I knew where I'd seen her before.

The first time was on television, when I was eight or nine. It was when my mother was sleeping in, on Sunday mornings, and I would get up early and go to the television set in my mother's study and flip through the channels, looking for cartoons. Sometimes when I couldn't find any I would watch the Growing Souls Gospel Hour, where they would tell Bible stories for children and sing hymns. One of the women was called Serena Joy. She was the lead soprano. She was ash blond, petite, with a snub nose and huge blue eyes which she'd turn upwards during hymns. She could smile and cry at the same time, one tear or two sliding gracefully down her cheek, as if on cue, as her voice lifted through its highest notes... "

televangelism USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 82. "A male choir, with greenish-yellow skin, the color needs adjusting; they're singing 'Come to the Church in the Wildwood.' Come, come, come, come, sing the basses. Serena clicks the channel changer. Waves, colored zigzags, a garble of sound: it's the Montreal satellite station, being blocked. Then there's a preacher, earnest, with shining dark eyes, leaning towards us across a desk. These days they look a lot like businessmen. Serena gives him a few seconds, then clicks onward. "
televangelism USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 122. "'You know, you get these guys on the TV with their Rolex watches and their million-dollar Cathedrals of Prayer and Commerce, and they get the crowds worked up and stick their fingers in the ear of actors who say they've got a nicotine demon living in them, and they tell everyone that if Jesus were around, he'd be right there in the middle of what they're there doing.'

'Yes,' Victor nodded.

'Well, I say if Jesus were there watching what all those people were doing, he'd get mad. He'd start throwing chairs. He did that once, threw chairs.' "

televangelism USA 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 171. "A... woman in Brussels had asked Salbanda, the Forhilnor spokesperson who met periodically with the media, the simple, direct question of whether he believes in any gods.

And he'd answered--at length... Religious leaders were jockeying for position. The Vatican... was reserving comment, saying only that the pope would address the issue soon... Pat Robertson was calling for more donations, to help his organization study the claims. "

televangelism USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 319. "The Southern California Rightist Coalition was not the kind of outfit that would let a moderate like Fowler anywhere near their campaign events, or their coffers. Tip McLane was a shoo-in, and the group had a large enough evangelical Christian wing that Sweigel had gotten an invite too.

After the debacle in Illinois, followed by severe drubbings in the northeastern states where television evangelists had a bit of an image problem, Sweigel had stayed in the race anyway, as a broker for the evangelical vote. He was a political vampire. His broadcasting network in the Bible Belt served as an inexhaustible source of funds, and in every city he had a hard core of supporters who could be relied on to sustain his campaign. " [Many refs. to Rev. Sweigel, not in DB.]

televangelism USA 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 266. "Bill talked on about the effect of TV and the Nets: the talk shows featuring kids with giant plastic dome heads, the TV evangelists who claimed that the kids were a gift from Jesus or a curse from Satan, and so on. "
televangelism USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 28. "...said Pam, 'we're Baptists... The college in Indiana where my father's the head librarian... is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention...'

Evidently it was Liam's turn to feel alarmed. 'Not Southern Baptist as in Brother Gus Griner! Please! Say it isn't so!'

Pam shook her head vigorously, laughing at him. 'Gladly! 'It isn't so.' Gus Griner's a Grand Dragon or whatever they call it in the Louisiana Ku Klux Klan! You must have heard him ranting on TV about the Hefn. He's got this big mansion in New Orleans and a full-time staff of servants because of al the money people send him; he just steals it! He's a crook! He's a maniac! We have nothing whatsoever to do with Brother Gus Griner.' "

televangelism USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 28. "'Or wait, there's another televangelist called Tom Grey, who's pretty much on the same wave-length as us, but you might not have seen him preach. He's nowhere near as notorious as Brother Gus, but I really think he's good...' "
televangelism USA 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 106. "'...I have a theory about red hair.'

'What's that?'

'I believe it's a sign of spiritual distinctin. Swinburne has intensely red hair.'

'Who was Swinburne?... There's Dolly Parsons too. Her hair's pretty red.'

'Who's Dolly Parsons?'

'The faith-healer. On tv.'

'Oh. Well, it's only a theory.'

'Some of the things she does are pretty incredible too. A lot of people realy believe in her. I've never heard anyone else say it was her hair though. I've got a cousin out of Arizona--he's got red hair and says he hates it...' "

televangelism USA 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 15. "Dozens of evangelist ministers in the US damned Sam publicly in their TV broadcasts and as much as said that anyone who could stop the little bugger would be a hero in the eyes of God.

'What we need,' yowled one TV evangelist, 'is a new Michael the Archangel, who will smite this son of Satan with a fiery sword!' "

televangelism Utah: Salt Lake City 2025 Baker, Virginia Ellen. "Songs of Solomon " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 169. "They have been running scenes of a beach in his mind at night. A tropical beach with a television preacher and a choir singing spirituals. "
televangelism Washington, D.C. 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 258. "'This is James Wayne Sutter, best known to the faithful as the Reverend Jimmy Wayne. Ring any bells?'

'No,' said Saul.

'TV evangelist,' said Aaron. 'Started with a drive-in movie church in Dothan, Alabama, in 1964, and now has his own satellite and cable channels and tax-free corporate income profits of about seventy-eight million dollars a year. His politics are a little to the right of Attila the Hun. If Reverend Jimmy Wayne announces that the Soviet Union is Satan's instrument--which he does every day on the tube--about twelve million people say 'Hallelujah.' Even Prime Minister Begin makes overtures to the schmuck. Some of their love donations end up coming to Israel in the form of weapons purchases. Anything to save the Holy Land.'

...'Jimmy Wayne Sutter is the least of our worries here, Uncle Saul...' "

televangelism Washington, D.C. 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 263. "'...This was not a public meeting. Who knows what dirty little movie deals these people put money into or what dirty little movies your Born-Again Reverend Wayne Jim bankrolls.'

'Jimmy Wayne,' said Aaron...' "

televangelism Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 70. "'What is the message? I'll tell you, my friends. A lot of my self-proclaimed brethren on TV are telling you that, come the change of the century, come the year 2000, our Lord and God is going to close up the factory and go home. They're telling you that at midnight on the morning of January One, 2000, Jesus, King of Mercy, is going to appear in the sky on his sacred white stallion, his sword of justice in one hand and a scroll of mercy in the other...' "
televangelism Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 71. "'If the Lord's done been and gone,' the woman said, 'then how come we're still here? How come the sun still comes up every morning?'

'That is my point exactly.' Harry beamed. 'The Lord is still with us, and I'm sure he's having a good laugh over the foolishness that's being proclaimed in his name over the waves of our television and radios.' "

televangelism Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 278. "'The alien shook his head negatively. 'Enough,' he said. Then he reached out and placed his hand against here forehead, appearing to Aaronson like a televangelist about to cast out a demon. "
televangelism world 1977 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer's Hammer. Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1977); pg. 60. "Henry Armitage was a TV preacher. He'd been a radio preacher until one of his converts left him ten million dollars; now he had his own slick-paper magazine, TV shows in a hundred cities, and an elaborate complex of buildings in Pasadena, complete with editorial staff. For all that, Henry wrote much of the magazine himself, and he always did the editorials. There were too few hours in the day for Henry. He gloried in the troubles of the world. He knew what they meant. They were the signs of a greater joy to come... Matthew was Henry's favorite Gospel; and of all the Bible, that was his favorite text. Were these not the times Christ spoke of? The signs were all present in the world. He sat at his expensive desk... It was a long way from the wood-frame, whitewashed one-room church in Idaho where Henry had started in the Thirties... In two weeks his magazine would be in half a million homes around the world... " [Armitage is mentioned throughout the book.]
televangelism world 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 2: Black Genesis. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 137. "'Harv, stop lying!' Mary yelled. 'You know (bleeped) well it was owned by Prayin' Pete, the radio preacher, before they hung him! Sell him the God (bleeped) car!...' "
televangelism world 1987 Adams, Douglas. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 5. "This [Electric] Monk had first gone wrong when it was simply given too much to believe in one day. It was, by mistake, cross-connected to a video recorder that was watching eleven TV channels simultaneously, and this caused it to blow a bank of illogic circuits. The video recorder only had to watch them, of course. It didn't have to believe them all as well. This is why instruction manuals are so important.

So after a hectic week of believing that war was peace, that good was bad... and that God needed a lot of money sent to a certain box number, the Monk started to beleive taht 35 percent of all tables were hermaphrodites, and then broke down. "

televangelism world 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 74. "'This section [of Hell] is for the abusers of media,' said the electronic nightmare. 'Actually designed for romance writers, but our place isn't ready yet. What are you?' The blank eyes peered at her. 'A televangelist?' "
televangelism world 2011 Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 200. "NET NEWS DIGEST... Charity news: The United Way of Metropolitan Toronto reported a record-breaking week of donations... And televangelist Gus Honeywell, whose own direct-broadcast satellite ensures worldwide coverage for his programs, today doubled the donation requred to join his 'God's Inner Circle' from $50,000 to $100,000. "
televangelism world 2015 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 89. "Thanks to her background in electronics, the Prophet Fatima Magdelene was the first to recognize the potential of the Brainman for spreading the doctrines of Chrislam. She had, of course, precursors in the Twentieth Century televangelists who had exploited the radio waves and the communications satellites... "
televangelism world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 75. "I had learned preaching from the Reverend Flint Orifice himself! yes, the same whistle-sweet young-old man now known to millions for his talk show, Voice in the Wilderness. Of course what you see today is a robot double; it's been some time now since the real Reverend Flint died. I was with him at the end, just as he was with me when I died. And when I was born again. " [Many other refs. to Rev. Orifice in book, not in DB. See also pg. 75-80, 83, 85, 90-91, 180.]
televangelism world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 76-77. "My work was easy enough. Reverend Flint at that time moved from town to town, giving live performances with only the occasional telecast. I was equipped with weeping machinery and a memorized confession and planted in the audience. At some critical moement in each performance, I would leap to my feet and shout: 'I have sinned, yes Lord! I have sinned, yes Lord!'

Reverend Flint would say, 'Brother, lay it on the Lord. Fess up and your sins are forgave you.'

'O Lord I started out with everything: a good job driving truck, a loving wife and two fine children. And I lost everything--I--I--' Here I turned on the weeping.

'Go on, brother, spit it out.'

'First it was just a little social drinking at the bowling alley . . .' The story was patched together from various country songs, already tested for popularity. I took the wife's wedding ring off the sink and sold it for whisky money. I beat her, starved the kids, lost jobs... "

television Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 55. Pg. 55: "They dress like a classic episode of Kojak... "; Pg. 61: CNN (also pg. 179, 273, 288); Pg. 74: BBC; Pg. 173: Sesame Street; Pg. 178: The voice of Jonathan Cusack, The World This Morning's anchorman... " [More on Cusack, pg. 178-179, 183-184.]; Pg. 211: "'Heeeeere's Lucy!' Gaby said... [allusion to 'Heeeeere's Johnny' phrase from The Tonight Show.]; Pg. 273: "...reruns on Voice of Kenya of Remington Steele or Oprah Winfrey... Santa Barbara "
television Alabama 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 504. "'Jimmy Wayne, for two days you've been showing me around this fundamentalist Disneyland... you've got... televised church services that make Mr. Ed reruns look like highbrow programming . . .' "
television Alabama 1988 Simmons, Dan. "Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1988); pg. 68. "'Who we got today?' asked Brother Freddy.

Brother Billy Bob read from his clipboard. 'You've got Matt, Mark, and Luke the Miracle Triplet Evangelists... and Dale Evans.'

Brother Freddy frowned slightly. 'I thought we were going to have Pat Boone today,' he said softly. 'I like Pat.'

Brother Billy Bob blushed and made a notation on his thick sheath of forms. 'Yessir,' he said. 'Pat wanted to be here today but he did Swaggart's show last night, he has a personal appearance with Paul and Jan at the Bakersfield Revival this afternoon...' "

television Alabama 1988 Simmons, Dan. "Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1988); pg. 84. "Later that night, the Nightline video replay drew a sixty-share. On the same show, Dr. Carl Sagan went on record with Ted Koppel as saying that the entire event could be attributed to natural causes.

That week Brother Freddy's Hallelujah Breakfast Club Prayer Partner sent in Love Offerings totaling $23,267,894.79.

Except for the occasional Billy Graham Crusade, it set a new weekly record. "

television Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 18. Pg. 18: Jeopardy; Pg. 76: CNN
television Albania 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 293. "She has a British accent. Todd remembers that she claims to have learned her English from BBC news broadcasts. "
television Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 44. "...perhaps the creature simply danced around on tippy toes, like, like--popular-culture banks kicking in--like Fred Flintstone bowling. "
television Arizona 1989 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 70. "It happened I was watching at the big moment, and on CBS rather than CNN, so I saw it from the rear view and therefore saw the famous picture of Captain Alexie Nemonynov before I knew that he, and the picture, would be famous. "
television Arizona 1991 Fillerup, Michael. "Lost and Found " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1991); pg. 187. "Mission Double-Impossible "
television Arkansas 1997 Elfman, Eric. Our Town (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 16. [Novelization by Eric Elfman; based on the teleplay by Frank Spotnitz.] Pg. 16: "'Mulder, did you check to see if that woman called Oprah after she filed her police report?' Scully asked sarcastically. ";

Pg. 74: "'What was that disease again, Scully?' he asked. 'Kramer-Yaddayadda?'

Scully smiled. 'Creutzfeldt-Jakob.' " [Reference to 'Sienfeld.']

television Australia 1995 Ing, Dean. "Liquid Assets " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1979); pg. 109. Jack Benny
television Brunei 2035 Sterling, Bruce. "Green Days in Brunei " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 331. "McGinty loved Brunei for its utter lack of televisions. It was one of the last places on the planet in which one could truly get away from it all. "
television California 1963 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 31. "'...then cooked up some crazy story about some Lone Ranger type walking in and saving...' " [More]
television California 1967 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 99. Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble
television California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 36. Pg. 39: Johnny Carson; Pg. 105: "Groggy from my nap I turn on the TV and try to watch a program called 'Dick Clark's Good Ol' Days Part II.' Morons and simps appear in the screen, drool like pinheads and waterheads; zitfaced kids scream in ecstatic approval of total banality. I turn the TV set off. "; Pg. 210: NBC
television California 1971 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 59. Pg. 59-60: Carol Burnett; Harvey Korman; Pg. 66: ABC; NBC; "Ironside "
television California 1972 Bryant, Edward. "The 10:00 Report Is Brought To You By... " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 190. [The entire story, pages 190-199, is about television news.]
television California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 27. Pg. 27: Johnny Carson; Pg. 28: Bozo the Clown; Pg. 62: "...who gets interviewed by David Frost, shows up on the Johnny Carson program... "; Pg. 212: NBC
television California 1981 Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 29. Pg. 29: "...the NBC announcer said... "
television California 1984 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 127. Pg. 127: "...watching old Road Runner cartoons... " [More]; Pg. 128: Johnny Carson; Pg. 154: Tonight show; Pg. 345: Road Runner; Wily Coyote
television California 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 212. "He turned back to the prearranged channel and heard, over a now-familiar background noise that identified Wiley only too well, '--for Wiley's Coyote, come back. Pegleg for Wiley's Coyote, got your ears on? Come back.' Whoa; it was Wiley again with new handles for them both.

'Go ahead, Pegleg, you got Wiley's Coyote and a bucket of background...' " [More.]

television California 1985 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (2002; c. 1985); pg. 24. Until now, he addressed his creations mentally, you've had it real easy. Life of Riley. Sit in your serum and fart around and absorb all the hormones you need. Don't even have to work for a living. No severe test, no stress. No need to use what I gave you.
television California 1988 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 209. Pg. 209: "Scumbags? she thought. What is this--H. G. Wells meets Hill Street Blues? "; Pg. 231: Get Smart; The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island; Hour Magazine; Pg. 233: One Life to Live; Pg. 243: Fantasy Island; The Bold and the Beautiful; Phil Donahue; Pg. 346: Gilligan's Island
television California 1994 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 221. Pg. 221: Saturday Night Live: Pg. 238: Nightline
television California 1995 Bonta, Vanna. Flight. San Diego, CA: Meridian House (1995); pg. 155. Pg. 155: 'The Donna Reed Show'; Pg. 184: NBC
television California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 12. "'Is this the Flying Nun?' " (also pg. 23, 62, 341)
television California 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 21. "'Hell,' Edward said, 'it's been listening to us out there in space. Reruns of I Love Lucy.'

'Then why didn't it say 'Hey, Ricky!'?' Minelli asked, covering his fear with a manic grin. "

television California 1999 Cart, Michael. "Starry, Starry Night " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 172. "The TV cameras recording our hilltop assembly for a PBS documentary about the millennium added to the air of movie-of-the-week unreality. "
television California: Berkeley 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 60. Pg. 60: "A&E was showing another Cracker made-for-TV movie with Robbie Coltrane, and they both loved that series. " [more]; Pg. 107: "He watched Letterman, watched Conan O'Brien. "
television California: Berkeley 1996 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 202. Pg. 202: Hard Copy; Pg. 212: Flintstones; Pebbles, Barney, Betty, Bamm Bamm; Pg. 213: Partridge Family; Shirley Jones; Pg. 219: Columbo; The Price Is Right; Pg. 221: Columbo (also pg. 252, 288); Pg. 226: Sesame Street; Grover; Pg. 249: "Peter Mansbridge... was the same name as the anchor of The National, CBC's nightly newscast... "; Pg. 252; Peter Falk; Pg. 268: Sesame Street was on the TV... "; Pg. 280: "'Damn it, Pierre, who are you going to finger next? Ross Perot? He's got jug ears, after all. Or Patrick Stewart? There's a suspicious-looking bald buy...' "; Pg. 282: 60 Minutes
television California: Los Angeles 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 29: "Meanwhile, Back at the Mansion... ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1985); pg. 15. Sunspot: "Suppose he's lying? " [about having hostages]; Magma: "And if he is not?! Tell me, sunspot, what would your hero, Thomas Magnum do? Would he dare risk such a holocaust?! "; Sunspot: "No. "; Flynn: "'Course he wouldn't, sport--he's a hero, just like you. "


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