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television New York 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 58. "'...You'll be on TV, CNN, Good Morning America.' "
television New York 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 154. "'...And as for Ororo... If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. The Partridge Family does not make for good, get-down-on-the-ground-like-a-hound party music...' "; Pg. 171: "He called it 'Three Stooges Syndrome'; a condition in which men thought Moe, Larry, and Curly were the be-all and end-all of slapstick comedy, and women thought it was all incredibly stupid. She just thought it was a lack of ingenuity--though it was to be expected in a country that had never possessed the sophistication to create a Blackadder or a Monty Python's Flying Circus. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
television New York 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 212-213. "Warren's face slackened, and his eyes glazed over as he stared into the distance. 'Mmmm . . . grilled cheese sandwiches,' he moaned, in a fair approximation of Homer Simpson. "
television New York: New York City 1971 Martin, George R. R. "Interlude Three " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 281. "...a Manhattan tower full of stars... Jason Robards, John and D. D. Ryan, Mike Nichols, Willie Joe Namath, John Lindsay, Richard Avedon, Woody Allen, Aaron Copland, Lillian Hellman, Steve Sondheim, Josh Davidson, Leonard Bernstein, Otto Preminger, Julie Belafonte, Barbara Walters... the Greens, the O'Neals... "
television New York: New York City 1976 Leigh, Stephen. "Strings " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 350. Pg. 350: "The senator stood and bent over the television set. Cronkite went silent in midsentence. "; Pg. 355: CBS
television New York: New York City 1984 Delany, Samuel R. "The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals " in Flight from Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994; c. 1984); pg. 256. The Phil Donahue Show
television New York: New York City 1986 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 379. CNN
television New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R. "All the King's Horses " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 84. "He turned on the small TV next to the microwave and watched CNN as he sat at the kitchen table... "
television New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "...on the segment of New York Style she'd seen on PBS two weeks ago. "; Pg. 194: NBC
television New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 82. "Hiram glanced at the television screen... The interviewer was Walter Cronkite. A ten-year-old clip... He changed the channel... Instead he got Bill Moyers, doing a commentary in front of a large still photograph... "
television New York: New York City 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 101. "'Assuming that I was guilty, isn't it a bit naive to expect that I'd own up the moment I'm accused?'

'Hey, it always works for Perry Mason,' Jay said. 'You can't blame a guy for trying.' "

television New York: New York City 1991 Leigh, Stephen. "The Temptation of Hieronymus Bloat " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 163. "He was holding a baby wrapped in a Muppet Babies blanket. "
television New York: New York City 1991 Milan, Victor. "Madman across the Water " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 128. Pg. 128: "They'd make McCarthy look like the Phil Donahue Show. "; Pg. 136: "A couple of girls were arguing over whether to keep watching MTV or switch to Santa Barbara. "
television New York: New York City 1991 Shiner, Lewis. "Riders " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 249. "Veronica had been watching CNN there... "
television New York: New York City 1991 Williams, Walter Jon. "While Night's Black Agents to Their Preys Do Rouse " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 219. "'What's that on your shoulder?' she said...

'It's the CBS eye,' Shad said.

Her face wrinkled in puzzlement. 'You had it done? Why?'

'Scar tissue,' Shad said. 'Somebody carved it into me when I was little.' " [More.]

television New York: New York City 1992 Adams, Douglas. Mostly Harmless. New York: Ballantine (2000; c. 1992); pg. 9. "...some unusually big audiences tuning in to British accents in wigs on 'Masterpiece Theatre.' British accents were telling jokes on David Letterman and Jay Leno. Nobody understood the jokes but they were really responding to the accents... "
television New York: New York City 1993 Oates, Joyce Carol. "Phase Change " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993); pg. 106. "She had recently learned that a friend from college, a woman executive at CBS, had been raped and badly beaten in a stairwell in some presumably safe building in New York City. "
television New York: New York City 1994 Leigh, Stephen. "The Color of His Skin " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 121. Pg. 121: "Gregg realized that listening to news reports in the days following the Peregrine's Perch show. The Today Show the next morning treated the story like it was headline material for Aces or the National Enquirer--just another cheap tabloid headline... CNN was more serious with its commentary... Rush Limbaugh... was especially brutal in his usual searing jocularity, deriding this 'theory of ex-Senator Gregg Crackpotmann, Hanna Bananas, and Father Sushi--the ultimate Three Stooges.' "; Pg. 125: 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace (also pg. 126-127)
television New York: New York City 1994 Leigh, Stephen. "The Color of His Skin " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 169. Pg. 169: 60 Minutes
television New York: New York City 1994 Leigh, Stephen. "The Color of His Skin " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 210. Pg. 210: Alvin the Chipmunk; Pg. 214: "Suddenly he was tearing around at full throttle like the Roadrunner with Wile E. Coyote right behind him... "
television New York: New York City 1994 Walker, Sage. "A Breath of Life " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 278. Pg. 278: CNN
television New York: New York City 1994 Williams, Walter Jon. "Feeding Frenzy " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 190. Pg. 190: Jay Leno; Pg. 202: CNN
television New York: New York City 2000 Renado, Trevor. "Get a Lifestyle " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 323. Pg. 323: Richard Simmons; Pg. 324: NYPD Blue; Pg. 326: Third Rock from the Sun
television New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 13. Pg. 13-14: CBS
television New York: New York City 2001 Castro, Adam-Troy. Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six. New York: BP Books (2001); pg. 96. Pg. 96: "He called to her in an outrageous parody of a Cuban accent: 'Looooseee! I'm home!'

'Ricky!' she shouted back.

The Lucy-Ricky bit was a shtick they'd been using to amuse each other for a couple of days now. It would pass, like stupid private jokes usually did--but until then, he was determined to enjoy it. ";

Pg. 108: America's Funniest Home Videos

television New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 1. [Novelization by Friesner. Based on screenplay by Robert Gordon and Barry Fanaro; story by Robert Gordon.] Pg. 1: "Go ahead, ask him, about your chances for getting into this smash-hit Broadway musical... or even a taping of the David Letterman show. "; Pg. 17: "...at last knowing how it felt to be Today's Secret Ingredient on Iron Chef. "; Pg. 188: Everybody Loves Raymond; Pg. 203: "even on the advanced episodes of This Old House. "; Pg. 235: "...start chattering like all of those ladies on The View put together. "
television New York: New York City 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 2, pg. 12. Tony Stark/Iron Man: "What about this Thor guy over in Europe? Did you you see that anti-corporate piece he did for 60 Minutes a couple of nights ago? He's wonderfully charismatic. "
television New York: New York City 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 2, pg. 14. Pepper, speaking to Tony Stark/Iron Man: "Afternoon schedule is lunch with the President, that takeover meeting with Marconi and 3 pm drinks with a Miss Cameron Diaz, sir. "
television New York: New York City 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 3, pg. 20. Tony Stark/Iron Man: "Oh, yes. But you always have to keep your options open with these Hollywood heartbreakers, Bruce. One minute they're on you like Oprah on a Twinkie and the next they're a cover-story for some limp-wristed Scientologist. "; reporter: "Pardon me, Mister Stark. Could you spare a few minutes for Sixty Minutes to explain your sponsorthip of The Ultimates and the intricacies of your new Iron Man armor? "
television New York: New York City 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 6, pg. 7. Nick Fury: "Breakfast with Regis, lunch with FHM and a private dinner at Tony Stark's place tonight? Sounds to me like somebody's been waiting to play celebrities since she was playing with her Barbie dolls, Mrs. Pym. "
television New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 178. C-SPAN
television New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 178. "'...You can just forget any ideas of Lone Ranger heroics...' "
television New York: Westchester County 1962 Kelly, James Patrick. "10^16 to 1 " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 49. "That night was the first time I can remember being bothered by Mom talking back to the TV. I used to talk to the TV too. When Buffalo Bob asked what time it was, I would screech It's Howdy Doody Time, just like every other kid in America. "
television New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 15: "Scaredy Cat! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1984); pg. 1. [On page 1, the single-panel splash page, large poster of Tom Selleck, from "Magnum, P.I. " is on the wall in Illyana's bedroom.]
television New York: Westchester County 1994 Pruett, Joe. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Magneto " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 129. "'This is Nightline-- Our topic tonight . . . mutants--' "
television North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 4. Pg. 4: Oprah Winfrey; Pg. 152: "Oprah and Sally Jess Raphael "
television North Carolina 1998 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Holly Lisle. In the Rift. New York: Baen (1998); pg. 141. Pg.141: CNN; Pg. 217: I Dream of Jeannie; Barbara Eden
television North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 13. Pg. 13: Columbo; Pg. 97: CNN; Pg. 98: "Max saw himself coming out of a Washington studio after an interview with Larry King... 'Talk to you later,' he'd say. 'I'm on my way over to do the Tonight show.' "; Pg. 105: CNN; ABC; PG. 106-107: CNN; Pg. 112: "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer produced a panel of chemists... " (also pg. 266); Pg. 120-121, 144-145: Tom Brokaw; Pg. 145: NBC; Pg. 157-158, 184, 222-223, 294, 329-330: CNN; Pg. 163: ABC; Pg. 214: BBC; Pg. 218: Jay Leno; Pg. 258: Inside Edition; Pg. 275: NBC; Pg. 283: TNT; Pg. 283-285: Larry King interviews Dmitri Polkaevich, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Iron Dreams, a definitive history of the USSR; Pg. 294: Peter Arnett; Pg. 298-299: On Larry King Live, Larry interviews Dr. Edward Bannerman of the Institute for Advanced Study.; Pg. 323, 329: NBC; Pg. 330: ABC; Pg. 334-336: On NBC's Special Edition, Tom Brokaw interviews Attorney General Christian Polk
television Ohio 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 300. "Jayce turned on the TV and watched from the bed while Delia took a long bath in the chipped and narrow tub. The girl hummed to herself, tunes from cartoon shows--Scooby Doo, Animaniacs, Inspector Gadget. Kaye sat in the single chair. Jayce had found something old and affirming on the TV: Pollyanna, with Hayley Mills. Karl Malden was... Then... Kaye switched over to Fox News... an interview with Bill Cosby... " [More about a public service ad taped by Cosby for the CDC. Cosby also mentioned pg. 360.]
television Ohio 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 257. Pg. 257: "...And this is what you get for setting out in the middle of January, he thought, without checking the Weather Channel first. " (also pg. 298); Pg. 267: CNN (also pg. 286)
television Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 11. Pg. 11: "I stammered like Sylvester the Cat... "; Pg. 78: "Like Charlie McCarthy on Edgar Bergen's "
television Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 25. Pg. 25: "...in spite of its squashed appearance--a silver bullet. She closed her teeth firmly on her instinctive response. Your uncle was killed by the Long Ranger? "; Pg. 51: "'Only what I've learned from National Geographic specials on PBS...' "; Pg. 88: PBS specials; Pg. 139: CBC Sunday
television Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 211. Pg. 211: Discover Channel Canada; CTV; Pg. 227: Discovery Channel; Pg. 235: "Watches nothing but Fox. "; Pg. 366: CNN
television Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 349. "Invitations sent to Ponter Boddit for all-expense-paid visits received c/o the Sudbury Star: Disneyland... Buckingham Palace; the Kennedy Space Center... Also submitted: offers of meetings with the French and Mexican presidents; the Japanese prime minister and royal family; the Pope; the Dalai Lama; nelson Mandela; Stephen Hawking, and Anna Nicole Smith. "
television Ontario: Ottawa 1987 de Lint, Charles Jack the Giant Killer. New York: Ace Books (1987); pg. 97. "...looking like some psychotic's version of a Muppet "
television Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 55. Pg. 55: PBS; Pg. 58: "...watched sitcoms on the CBC all evening... "; Pg. 89: 'Entertainment Tonight'; Pg. 144: Donahue; Pg. 160: Wheel of Fortune
television Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 113. Pg. 113: "I spent my Sunday mornings surfing the web and watching This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts. "; Pg. 138: Discovery Channel; Pg. 141: PBS; Pg. 232: The Simpsons; Pg. 285: The Flintstones
television Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 50. "'We have been watching your TV broadcasts for about a year now. But I suspect you have more interesting material than what I have seen. "

'What have you seen?'

'A show about an academic and his family who are extraterrestrials.'

It took me a moment to recognize it. 'Ah,' I said. 'That's 3rd Rock from the Sun. It's a comedy.'

'That is a matter of opinion,' said Hollus. 'I have also seen the program about the two federal agents who hunt aliens.'

'The X-Files,' I said.

He clicked his eyes together in agreement. 'I found it frustrating. They kept talking about aliens, but you almost never saw any. More instructive was a graphic-arts production about juvenile humans.'

'I need another clue,' I said.

'One of them is named Cartman,' said Hollus.

I laughed. 'South Park. I'm surprised you didn't pack up and go home after that...' "

television Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 70. "'You know,' said Hollus [the alien scientist], 'you are in the vast minority, even among your own species. According to something I saw on CNN, there are only 220 million atheists on this planet--out of a population of 6 billion people. That is just three percent of the total.' " [Many other refs. to television in novel, not in DB, particularly to Canadian news programs and stations.]
television Oregon 1985 Ing, Dean. "Evileye " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1985); pg. 166. Johnny Carson
television Oregon 1996 Frakes, Jonathan & Dean Wesley Smith. The Abductors: Conspiracy. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 20. Pg. 20: Howdy Doody; Pg. 58: "Moose had never struck him as funny animals, except maybe Bullwinkle. "
television Pennsylvania 1992 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 94. Road Runner
television Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 8. Pg. 8: "The man looks directly at her. He s like the men on TV shows, like Eliot Ness in 'The Untouchables': ruggedly handsome. "; Pg. 10: "David Letterman browbeating some guest, a crop of old movies. "
television Portugal 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 6. "...the Brit captain said to the major, sounding as though he were not in a war at all but auditioning for the BBC. "
television Quebec 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 42. CBC
television Saudi Arabia 2100 Lawson, Chris. "Written in Blood " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 204. "The stall attendant wiped his mustache, and began his spiel. 'Since the Dawn of Time, the Word of Allah has been read by mullahs. . . .'

'Stop! said Da. 'The Qur'an was revealed to Mohammed fifteen centuries ago; the Dawn of Time predates it by several billion years. I want answers, not portentous falsehoods.'

Now the man was nervous. 'Perhaps you should see my uncle. He invented bloodwriting. I will fetch him.' Soon he returned with an older, infinitely more respectable man with gray whiskers in his mustache and hair.

'Please forgive my nephew,' said the man. 'He has watched too much American television and thinks the best way to impress is to use dramatic words, wild gestures, and where possible, a toll-free number.' "

television Senegal 2015 Julian, Astrid. "Bringing Sissy Home " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1992); pg. 229. CNN
television South Carolina 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 16. Pg. 16: "'I've been curious since I saw the Strangler interviewed on 'Sixty Minutes.'...' "; NBC; Pg. 17: Johnny Carson
television Switzerland 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "...but no one under thirty wore blue jeans anymore--and one of an endless string of T-shirts depicting cartoon characters from all over the world; today he had on the venerable Tweety Bird. "; Pg. 37: "...its walls covered with cartoon posters: Asterix le Gauloix here, Ren and Stimpy there, Bugs Bunny and Fred Flintstone and Gaga from Waga above the desk. "
television Switzerland 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 38. Pg. 38-44: CNN [The central plot element of this novel is the 'Flashforward' event, in which everybody on the planet is unconscious for 7 minutes during which they see events that take place 21 years in the future. This is of course a very big news even, and there are many refs. to CNN in novel, not indexed in DB.] Pg. 43: BBC World Service; CBC Newsworld [other news program refs., not in DB.]; Pg. 92: NBC; Pg. 136: The Tonight Show; Pg. 201: "...and he'd even seen his share of Oprah and Giselle programs. "; Pg. 306-307: ABC
television Syria 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 17. "...and watched foreign devils on CNN as Western technology turned Iraq's legions into a marmalade of flesh. "
television Tennessee 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 106. "The desk clerk looked more like somebody out of Deliverance than Evening Shade... "
television Tennessee: Memphis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 137. Pg. 137: "...a routine in Mae West/W. C. Fields style, addressing one another as 'Supreme Commander Servalan' and 'Avon'--characters from the British TV show Blake's Seven, Trick later learned. "
television Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 5. "He stared hard into the man's mirror sunglasses and then dropped his gaze to the Dudley Do-Right chin. "
television Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 67. Pg. 67: Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News


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