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television Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 94. "Schoen stormed into the living room and turned off the TV with a flourish, silencing the Roadrunner mid-beep. "
television Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 263. Pg. 263: "Yesterday. August 1991... Russians queued up at McDonald's. Statues of Lenin toppled. A general of the Evil Empire made jokes and drank Pepsi Cola as he was interviewed by CNN... "; Pg. 265: "'Why don't we turn on Good Morning America?' "; Pg. 271: "'...They'll start to poke around. The Texas Rangers, the FBI, 60 Minutes...' "; Pg. 272: "Jeopardy was playing. " [More about Jeopardy, pg. 272-273.]
television Texas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 2. "Then there was a break for support of Public TV.

The touch of the button on a remote sent both Benjy Bentley and an attractive Public Television pitchwoman standing in front of banks of telephones staffed by dozens of volunteers into the oblivion of a blank screen... the Galactic Defense Alliance, the good starship Courageous, and brave Benjy Bentley. He would have to answer more of their silly questions about 'Starship Stowaway,' the series which had been cancelled by the BBC more than twenty years ago but still inspired the devotion of fans all over the world; for Benjy Bentley, forever fourteen, and he, Timothy Truitt, a fading forty-five, were one and the same. " [Many other refs. to PBS, BBC, and the fictional s.f. TV show throughout novel, not in DB.]

television Texas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 153. "'I'm a private eye,' replied Trick... He displayed his Southwestern Personal Security badge...

The driver did laugh. 'Whoa, a real live private eye!' he snorted. 'No, I ain't seen nobody that looks like you but you, Mr. Rockford...' "

television Texas: Dallas 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 19. Pg. 19: CNN; Pg. 27: Dynasty; Pg. 49: Jeopardy; Pg. 70: Wheel of Fortune; Pg. 68: PBS (also pg. 74); Pg. 74: Dallas; Pg. 97: CBS Inside Pop special; Pg. 206: MTV; Pg. 235-236: The Andy Griffith Show; Pg. 315: Austin City Limits; MTV
television Texas: Dallas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 168. "'...What else [is funny about Dallas]? I suppose jokes about Southfork and the Ewings are pointless now that 'Dallas' is ancient television history...' "
television Texas: Dallas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 228. "'A land of mighty contrasts is your Texas. You know, I've heard of Texas all my life, from cowboys and Indians on the frontier through 'Dallas' on telly...' "
television Tran 1996 Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 234. Pg. 234: "'...did you ever read a book called Connections?'

'I saw several of the TV episodes.'

'Well, I wish we had read that book... But I can remember some of it. How glass-making led to a shortage of wood, and that made coal valuable...' " [More.];Pg. 418: "Oh, if we only had a couple of copies of The Way Things Work. The Foxfire Book would be even better. "

television United Kingdom 1941 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 200. Pg. 200: BBC (also pg. 430-431)
television United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 68. "...started to ascend the small, wobbly, white-painted stairway that led to an attic from which the sounds of Bugs Bunny could be heard. "; Pg. 69: "The curtains were closed, and little light made it past them into the room, which was otherwise illuminated only by the flickering glow of an animated rabbit. "
television United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 132. Pg. 132: BBC
television United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 50. Quartermass and the Pit
television United Kingdom 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 78. Pg. 78: BBC; Pg. 82: "Another year we met an actor and his wife, the one who played Mr. Magoo. "; Pg. 83: BBC
television United Kingdom 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 37. "'But not so scared as when the BBC put us on hiatus!... I know how much Americans enjoy British situation comedies, and many have done very well here, but 'Wicklethorpe Manor' only lasted twelve episodes for a reason--it was bloody awful! Hardly fit to share the same box with brilliant work like 'Fawlty Towers,' 'Good Neighbors,' 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin,' or the various 'Blackadder' series...' " [More about BBC, pg. 83.]
television United Kingdom 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 40. BBC
television United Kingdom 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 50. "Alex himself uses a weak morphing program that makes him look a little thinner, a little less obviously balding. You can get packages that make you look like Elvis or Elle or Fred Flintstone, anyone or anything you like. "
television United Kingdom: England 1987 Adams, Douglas. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 18. BBC
television United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 89. "'...That's real history, that is, words that are vanishing daily, fewer and fewer people learning them, all full of Dallas and Dynasty and the Beatles' jingle jangle.' "
television United Kingdom: London 1995 Priest, Christopher. Darkening Island. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 53. Pg. 53, 72, 131, 144: BBC
television United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "Polished black woman. Huge coils of hair, like someone out of Dynasty. "; Pg. 134: BBC (also pg. 220); Pg. 191: Absolutely Fabulous; Pg. 220: "...final episode of Arena... "; Pg. 350: The Avengers; Dr Who [Some other refs., not in DB.]
television United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 148. "Mrs Emma Christie... Clandestine author of slash fiction, for which she publishes a monthly fanzine. Slash is written almost exclusively by women. It describes in livid physical and romantic detail, love affairs between male television characters. Bodie and Doyle from The Professionals, or Sulu and Chekov from Star Trek. Emma's province is Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The ruined beauty of Richard Basehart, the slightly ageing delicacy of David Hedison... "
television United Kingdom: London 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 117. BBC
television United Kingdom: London 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 106. "The commentator's voice was female, BBC English, dry and clipped. "
television United Kingdom: Scotland 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 10. Pg. 10, 46: CNN; Pg. 46, 190: Bloomberg; Pg. 290: Dick van Dyke
television United Kingdom: Scotland: Muir Isle 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 44: "Runaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1986); pg. 11. Sam: "Thanks for the lift, 'Daffy! " [Said to Warlock, who has transformed himself into a boat that resembles a duck.]
television USA 1950 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 136. "My picture career had died years ago and I was broke. I went to NBC with an idea for a television series.

Tarzan of the Apes ran for four years. I was executive producer, and on the screen I played second banana to a chimp. I was the first and only blond Tarzan. I had a lot of points and the series set me up for life. "

television USA 1958 Knight, Damon. "Thing of Beauty " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1958); pg. 107. Pg. 107: Dragnet
television USA 1958 Simak, Clifford D. "The Big Front Yard " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1958); pg. 177. "'It stands to reason, Hiram, that I am the one to stand beside you shoulder to shoulder, in this business since we're already partners in this TV deal.'

'What's this about TV?' shrilled Abbie...

'Now, Abbie,' Henry said patiently, 'I have explained to you already that your TV set is back of that partition down in the basement and there isn't any telling when we can get it out.' " [A major, primary plot element of this story involves a TV set. References throughout story to a TV, but no references to specific programs or actors.]

television USA 1962 Martin, George R. R. "Shell Games " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 191. "Tom honked again. This time he gave it their special signal, tooting out the Here-he-comes-to-save-the-daaaay! theme from the Mighty Mouse cartoons they'd watched as kids. "
television USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "Someone was in the TV room, watching 'Sky King.' "; Pg. 26: HBO; Pg. 30: MTV; 'Miami Vice'; Pg. 42: 'The Jack Paar Show'; Pg. 63: Dan Rather; Pg. 64: CBS; pg. 72: NBC; Pg. 97: 'The Name of the Game', 'Laugh-In'; Pg. 139: 'My Little Margie'; Pg. 151: BBC; Pg. 163: Rob Reiner; Pg. 180: 'The Defenders'; Pg. 181: 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'; Pg. 259: NBC; Pg. 275: ABC; Pg. 276: Edward R. Murrow; Pg. 281: MTV; Pg. 310: CNN
television USA 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 389. "The day before the election, he was watching the news on television... Carl looked up from the screen where Walter Cronkite--looking thin but in good shape after spending the last several years in Leavenworth--was broadcasting a special report about the tens of thousands of marchers... "
television USA 1972 McCullough, Ken. "Chuck Berry, Won't You Please Come Home " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 467. Johnny Carson
television USA 1972 Sallis, James. "Tissue " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 440. [53rd american dream] Tonto [from 'The Lone Ranger']
television USA 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 82. "...returning the electromagnetic refuse to Earth back to Earth, the Coke bottles and condoms of TV culture, the Nude Auction Show, a Vampire movie screened in the wee hours... "
television USA 1976 Disch, Thomas M. "The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 305. "The TV, which knew all five of them from the time it had spent with the master at the summer cottage, introduced them to the many appliances from all over the apartment... Some, like the Water Pik, the blender, and the TV itself, were like old friends. " [The TV is actually a character in this story. Many refs., not in DB.]
television USA 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 229. "'You told me your second favorite pastime. What's your first?'

'Having an unclean yak sit on my dinner.'

'Johnny Carson, 1967.' "

television USA 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 44. Pg. 44-45, 53, 88, 93: CBS; Pg. 93: NBN; ABC; Pg. 96: ABC [More.]
television USA 1980 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 42. "...sometimes when I got in late from a McDonald's shift, and there were no customers in the diner, the two of us would just sit in a booth and watch CNN... "
television USA 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 31. Pg. 31: Sonny and Cher; Pg. 32: "Mork and Mindy " (also pg. 33); Pg. 33: "Thurston Howell the Third " [Character from "Gilligan's Island "]; Pg. 35: Pillsbury doughboy; Pg. 54: Edward R. Murrow; Pg. 172: Walter Cronkite
television USA 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 34. "'He was a shipwrecked multi-millionaire in a television series called 'Gilligan's Island.' He was played by an actor named Jim Backus.'

'Excuse?' Carlton was confused...

'Thurston Howell the Third. The question I hung up on when I was in the shower.' " [More.]

television USA 1980 Waldrop, Howard. "Ugly Chickens " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1980); pg. 479. "...or a fever dream from the mind of a 'Hee Haw' producer. "
television USA 1982 Norden, Eric. "The Curse of Mhondoro Nkabele " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 155. "I would also caution you to beware the pitfalls of conceptual, as well as linguistic, anachronism. I.e., it is unlikely that the Mary Tyler Moore Show would be a weekly staple on the vidscreens of the humanoid colony on 31st Century Venus which you describe in SLIME SLAVES OF G'HARN... "
television USA 1982 Willis, Connie. "Service for the Burial of the Dead " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 46. [Willis's introduction mentions borrowing the idea for this story from "Tom Sawyer by way of General Hospital, and who knows where else it had been. "]
television USA 1983 Simmons, Dan. "Carrion Comfort " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 368. Pg. 368: Sixty Minutes; NBC; Pg. 369: Johnny Carson
television USA 1984 Willis, Connie. "And Come from Miles Around " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1983); pg. 145. [Willis's introduction to "The Sidon in the Mirror ": The talk show Donahue mentioned throughout the 2 paragraphs.]
television USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 107. "...settled around the big television set in the living room to watch Dallas. "
television USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 120. Pg. 120: House Beautiful; Pg. 148: Live from Atlantic City; Pg. 201: I Love Lucy; Beverly Hillbillies; Lassie; Pg. 273: CBS; Pg. 313: Policewoman
television USA 1986 Gerstner-Miller, Gail. "Down by the Nile " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 167. [Story takes place in Egypt, with characters visiting from the U.S.] Pg. 167: "'What will NBC say? I wonder if this [a pregnancy] is covered in my contract?' "; Pg. 170: "He had made his interest in her evident from the very first when they were introduced at the NBC offices in November... " [Also pg. 177.]
television USA 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 140. "...he grew up listening to the NBC Blue Network, not MTV. "
television USA 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 220. "'and the chairman of Hartmann's California delegation, ace Jack Braun. The controversial Braun, who starred in feature films and TV's Tarzan was better known as Golden Boy... "
television USA 1988 Simmons, Dan. "Iverson's Pits " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1988); pg. 236. MTV
television USA 1989 Sterling, Bruce. "Dori Bangs " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 667. MTV
television USA 1989 Willis, Connie. "Time Out " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1989); pg. 354. All My Children
television USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 40. Pg. 39: Saturday Night Live; Pg. 40: "...where he would bid on such things as the Stetson hat worn by Hoss Cartwright on 'Bonanza,' an original animation cel from A Charlie Brown Christmas, Alan Alda's 'M*A*S*H' fatigues... had bid against each other for the lamp used to bludgeon Dr. Kimble's wife to death in the old 'Fugitive' series, though neither hat gotten it. "; Pg. 99: "Man, you look at 'Dallas,' you look at 'Dynasty,' shows like that, you figured rich guys were all suave and silky. Like John Forsythe, right. Patrick Duffy? Forget it. Would Patrick Duffy stammer and sweat like some high school dweeb? " [more.]; Pg. 133-134: 'Gunsmoke'; 'Mod Squad' (also pg. 216); Pg. 163: Huckleberry Hound (also pg. 229); Pg. 216: Hanna-Barbera; Lippy the Lion; Wally Gator; Pg. 217: Zorro; Pg. 272: Charles Kuralt
television USA 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 125. CBS
television USA 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 252. Pg. 252: Muppet; Pg. 307: Speedy Gonzales
television USA 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 29. "'...An hour of biking equals an hour of 'General Hospital,' or whatever.' "
television USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 534. Daffy Duck cartoons
television USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 177. Pg. 177: "...Matt Dillon's six-shooter on 'Gunsmoke.' "; Pg. 179: 'Bonanza', 'My Three Sons'
television 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. "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 [televangelists] into our home via cable TV and satellite dish and radio... "
television USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 21. "There are two kings who are the bane of my life: Sky and Stephen. As to the first, the week does not go by in which someone Grant's age and/or a little younger doesn't throw 'Sky King' in my face. [His first name is Schuyler.] I frankly can't remember the nineteen-fifties-vintage Saturday morning TV show by that name. I'm a td too young, though I'm vaguely aware that the show featured a guy who flew the environs of his ranch in a twin-engine Beechcraft or some such contrivance... " [More.]
television USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 23. Pg. 23: Looney Tunes; Pg. 104: Jackie Gleason; Pg. 217: Lone Ranger
television USA 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 223. Pg. 223: MTV; Mutant Ninja Turtles; Pg. 273: Dick Van Dyke Show
television USA 1994 Willis, Connie. "In the Late Cretaceous " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1991); pg. 293. [Author's introduction.] "These are the best and worst of times for writing comedy. On the one hand, there's plenty of material out there. If you don't believe me, tune in Oprah-Sally-Phil-Geraldo for a few days. (Last week they had strippers who'd been separated at birth, Elvis's diet specialist, and women whose husbands don't listen to them.) "
television USA 1995 Bonta, Vanna. Flight. San Diego, CA: Meridian House (1995); pg. 364. "'Better than Romper Room, Mr. Rogers, Captain Kangaroo!' "


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