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Group Where Year Source Quote/
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television USA 1995 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 140. ABC
television USA 1995 Scholz, Carter. "Radiance " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 236. "You probably don't watch TV but there was an anti-nuclear program on PBS last night... "
television USA 1995 Siddoway, Richard. The Christmas Wish. New York: Harmony Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 78. "'As I recall you were going to be a professional baseball player... then you were hoping to be the next Perry Mason, but you opted out for Harvard Business School instead...''
television USA 1996 Anthony, Patricia. "The Dark at the Corner of the Eye " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 271. "He'd go home, turn on the TV, maybe, and the darkness would be there, slicing through the image on NBC. "
television USA 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 246. Pg. 246: "'That was CBS,' Stella said. 'They keeps sniffing.' "; Pg. 308: "CBS Daylight News, January 1, 1997, hosts Tricia Revere and Alan Hack... "
television USA 1996 bes shahar, eluki. "It's a Wonderful Life " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 27. "'I am the Wheel of Fortune!' David Ferris shouted.

'In that case, I'd like to buy a vowel, Vanna,' the Beast replied smoothly, loping forward. " [More, such as on pg. 32.]

television USA 1996 Timmons, Stan. "Life is But a Dream " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 212. "Rogue started to laugh, needed to laugh very badly--he reminded her of the Tasmanian Devil from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons, all teeth and claws and appetite... "
television USA 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 8. "'...What's in these days in birthday parties? Circus? Wild West?'

'Power Rangers,' I said...

'I hate the Power Rangers,' Gina said. 'Explain to me how they ever got to be so popular.' "

television USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 92. Pg. 92: "...the big TV... ABC... mellifluous tones of Peter Jennings... NBC... Tom Brokaw... insane, frustrating, totally irrational Monty Python humor... "; Pg. 101: "...memories of Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place... "; Pg. 117: Nightline; Pg. 132: "'Wasn't that story on Melrose?' "; Pg. 172: CNN; Pg. 195: CNN
television USA 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 51. "'When PBS was contemplating making a new astronomy series, they wanted someone who could fill Carl Sagan's shoes. Their first choices were Cletus Calhoun . . . and Packwood Smathers.' "
television USA 1998 Brooks, Terry. A Knight of the Word. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 27. Pg. 27: Sesame Street
television USA 1998 Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 18. Pg. 18: Sid Caesar (also pg. 20); Pg. 20: Carl Reiner [Also, many generic refs. to television and TV watching]; Pg. 62: Gunsmoke
television USA 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 23. "'My name is Bailey Taylor. I'm with PBS. Nobody from GalctiCon has actually shown up yet, and we're supposed to open the 'Starship Stowaway' convention at five o'clock. There are already about a hundred very strange people camped out in front of the hotel ballroom waiting for Benjy Bentley, or whatever his name is.'

'Not a big fan yourself, I take it.'

'Hardly. That show costs each affiliate nearly $40,000 a season, and they probably only subscribe about $25,000 of it when you subtract the cost of the incentives.'

'Incentives?'

'You know--'Stowaway' souvenir-type stuff. Give $60 and get a shirt or mug, $120 and get a book, $360 and get the model of the starship Whatsitsname. The junk doesn't actually cost that much, but does have to be stored and mailed, and--well, I'm sure you're not interested.' "

television USA 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 23. "'Well, it's your business, but if it's so unprofitable, why do you show the program?'

'Because we're Public teevee, and that's what a small but vocal segment of our public is clamoring for right now. As long as we can keep 'Sesame Street,' 'Nova,' 'Masterpiece Theatre,' and so forth, we can afford to keep on showing 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' and 'Starship Stowaway' until the tapes wear out. We just won't make as much money. I just hope this station makes enough off this fan convention to pay for it.' " [More about PBS, pg. 24, 33, 35-36, 45-50, etc.]

television USA 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 92. "Finally, there were those for whom their science fiction/fantasy interest was totally consuming--they spent every waking moment immersed in it. These were the individuals whom William Shatner had once admonished in a Saturday Night Live skit to 'get a life!' "
television USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 290. Pg. 290: "'Phil,' Corey said, slapping down a phone-message slip. Then he tossed down another one. 'Sally.' Then he began dealing them out like cards at a poker game. 'Montel. Trisha. Oprah. Leeza. Vicki. Ricki.' He stopped. 'This sounds like the Seven Dwarves.' He began to deal again. 'Bertice. Rolanda. Jerry. Charlie. Charles. Chuck.' He paused for an audible breath. 'Geraldo. Jane. Maryann. Jenny. Desdemona. Maury. And Bob... And those are just the talk shows.' "; Pg. 291: "'Who should I start with? Vicki, Ricki, or Leeza?... Who now?... Leno? Letterman?' "
television USA 1999 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 40. Pg. 40: CNN; Pg. 136: "Captain Kelly and his wingman, 'Bud' Bundy, were often paired for duty lately. A television station in Fairbanks had started airing old reruns of Married . . . with Children, and everyone got a good laugh when they saw 'Kelly and Bud' on the duty roster. "; Pg. 220: MTV [also pg. 262]; Pg. 244: America's Funniest Home Videos
television USA 1999 Lowry, Lois. "Rage " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 101. "...we did our homework together while [Pop] dozed in his chair, CNN proceeding unwatched on the screen.

'Wolf Blitzer.' Pop sat up suddenly one evening, as if he'd been startled awake. He stared at the newscaster. 'There's a name,' he said.

'Wolf,' Sandra repeated in a sinister voice. 'Woooollf. Ahhooooooo.' She bayed, or tried to, lifting her head. 'Great name.' "

television USA 1999 Lowry, Lois. "Rage " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 102. "'It's a southern-style thing, I think,' he was saying. '...You know they got their Jim Bobs down south, along with their Bubbas?'

'Goodnight, Jim Bob,' Sandra said, grinning at me.

'Goodnight, John-Boy,' I replied.

'Pop wasn't paying any attention. He had never watched The Waltons. He had lived like the Waltons, but he had never watched it on TV. "

television USA 1999 Lowry, Lois. "Rage " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 112. "Aimlessly we watched reruns of old sitcoms from the fifties and sixties: Lucille Ball, Phil Silvers, Danny Thomas. All of that familiar, mindless humor and canned laughter. "
television USA 1999 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 430. "The United States of America is totally changed... It is all familiar, of course, because of magazines, newspapers, television, CNN, a thousand movies on videotape and laser disk, and --more recently--the Internet. But it is totally changed. "
television USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Newsletter " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 213. "'I have to have it [the TV] on in case something happens.'...

'Like what?' Mitch said. 'Aliens landing from outer space?'

'For your information, there was a UFO sighting two weeks ago. It was on CNN.' " [More, pg. 214, 254.]; Pg. 215: Good Morning America

television USA 2000 Ebershoff, David. "The Rose City " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 133. Charlie's Angels
television USA 2000 Leavitt, David. "The Term Paper Artist " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1997); pg. 188. Price is Right
television USA 2000 Mann, William J. "Say Goodbye to Middletown " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 249. Pg. 249: "...and the man who came dressed as H.R. Pufnstuf... "; Pg. 256: Rhoda
television USA 2000 Manrique, Jaime. "The Documentary Artist " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 287. Peter Jennings
television USA 2000 Newman, David A. "Mystery Spot " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 295. Sesame Street
television USA 2002 Reed, Kit. Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. Boulder, CO: Black Ice Books (1994); pg. 91. "Reporters came. Photographers came. TV news cameras came along with Hard Copy and Current Affair, but they were restricted to the convent courtyard... "
television USA 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 10. "'...by beaming our TV signals all across the galaxy. Hogan's Heroes, Gilligan's Island, Howdy Doody...' " [This is a new category, not really used before 10 Aug. 2000. May be many refs. to TV shows in previously indexed books, not in DB. But refs. to science fiction/fantasy shows are under 'science fiction' category.]
television USA 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 139. Pg. 139: "This was the man he knew. Pa was like someone out of a television family on afternoon reruns, as familiar as Cosby or Beaver Cleaver's dad. "; Pg. 166: "This wasn't some horror flick on HBO. ";

Pg. 246-247: "'You know, Jerry?' his Pa said in Ward Cleaver's voice. 'You know what you do with wild things when you capture them?'

'You'll grow up soon,' he [Pa] said without looking up. This time he sounded like Bill Cosby. "

television USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 3. Pg. 3: C-SPAN; Pg. 15: HBO; Pg. 18: CNN; CNBC; Pg. 94: CNBC (also pg. 102); Pg. 108: MTV; CNN refs. include pg. 199, 203-204, 211, more.; Pg. 314: Saturday Night Live; Pg. 412: HBO; Pg. 416: The Simpsons; L.A. Law; Pg. 441: L.A. Law; Pg. 509: CBS Sports; Pg. 515: CBS Evening News
television USA 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 107. "e-CNN
And we return to our main story, the developing crisis around the... " [e-CNN, based on CNN, is a network mentioned multiple times in novel.]
television USA 2014 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 45. [David] Letterman
television USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "'...while playing a certain tape and watching 'Sesame street,' and so on...' "; Pg. 33: Ozzie and Harriet; Pg. 110: "'...I saw you guys on Good Morning Americas...' " [Some other refs. to other TV shows, not all in DB.]
television USA 2040 Alexander, Eitan. "Beneath the Planet of the Compulsives " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 2. "...my friends. One of them had just bought the complete collection of The Simpsons on disc. We were all laughing as we talked about our favorite episodes and moments. I gave my flawless vocal impersonation of Grandpa Simpson after the minimum of prodding. " [Other Simpsons ref., pg. 10. Some other TV refs., not in DB, to fictional future programs.]
television Utah 1987 Spencer, Darrell. "I am Buzz Gaulter, Left-hander " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1987); pg. 143. "Now I stare at TV: 'Nightmare Theater.' Steve McQueen, who is dead, and the Blob. "
television Venezuela 1947 Bear, Greg. Dinosaur Summer. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 258. "Anthony grinned like a fiend at Peter. 'Anything for clean air!' he cried as if yelling a Musketeer oath, and led them to a hole in the wall. "
television Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 89. "'Looks like Mrs. Crenson finally switched on CNN,' "
television Washington, D.C. 1975 Maggin, Elliot S. "The Invader from Hell " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in The Batman Family #1, September-October 1975); pg. 72. Dick Grayson (Robin): "Babs . . . er . . .Congresswoman Gordon . . . .the man from CBS in New York is on the phone! He wants to make an appointment to retape the spot that was destroyed! "
television Washington, D.C. 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 260. Pg. 260: PBS; Pg. 335: CBS; Pg. 351: Connie Chung; Pg. 630: M*A*S*H
television Washington, D.C. 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 80. Pg. 80: "'Do you think they were right to give Tom Brokaw's job to Bryant Gumble? I always thought he seemed a little lightweight.' " [More.]; Pg. 82: "Michael bought the boy a white rabbit, and the child named it Ernie after a character on 'Sesame Street.' "; Pg. 369: "Masterpiece Theatre "; Pg. 497: CNN
television Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 11. "'Reen would have found it difficult to distinguish reporter from tourist but for the frenzied shouting from the media and the CNN truck parked nearby. "
television Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 121. "'Oomal burst through the door, a gray Mighty Mouse with an attache case in his hand. "
television Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 124. "'David Ching, CBS News... "
television Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 149. Pg. 149: Today Show
television Washington, D.C. 1993 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 47. Pg. 47: "interview aired on CBS's 60 Minutes... "; CNN; Pg. 48: Mike Wallace [60 Minutes interviewer]; Pg. 50-51: CNN
television Washington, D.C. 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. 227. Pg. 227: "Perhaps he could star in a TV show about it, Herzenhagen thought, Eightysomething. "; Pg. 227: "Stick Ted Koppel in the body of a foreign tourist named Indira, and see how long the press was willing to editorialize about civil liberties. "
television Washington, D.C. 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. 231. "'Who'd you listen to when you were growing up?'

'Watch, not listen to. Scooby-Doo, I guess.'

...'Never heard of Scooby-Doo, the bastard... I'm getting disconnected from my culture, you know that?' "

television Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 126. Pg. 126: "'But then why doesn't anyone else know about them? I mean, even if it's such a huge secret, wouldn't this have popped up on 'Sixty Minutes' or something?' "; Pg. 194: MTV (also pg. 202, 295); Pg. 202-203: C-SPAN; Pg. 203: "Random images flickered across the screen: Bugs Bunny, 'Bonanza,' soaps, 'Reading Rainbow,' vintage PeeWee, Windex, the Stephen King Network, what looked like a live broadcast of an assassination attempt but turned out to be the new Slush video, Pepsi, Astroboy, Hoji Fries. It was impossible to tell what you were supposed to buy and what you were supposed to actually watch--Brando, Datsun, IBM--Jack made another rude sound--Donahue, McDonald's, 'Mormon Matters,' Sally, Oprah, Geraldo, Angelica--

Angelica?

'Stop' I shouted. The screen froze on 'This Old House.' "; Pg. 262: 'Wild Kingdom'; Pg. 276: 'A Current Affair'; Laurie Cabot; NPR

television Washington, D.C. 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 36. [email] "...another jester relayed Letterman's Top-Ten list of the come-on lines President Clinton might have tried on Paula Jones, which Murphy deleted without reading. "
television Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 37. "'If you want to give your message of intergalactic harmony to someone, you get in touch with Geraldo or Donahue or that lady with the red glasses.' "
television Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 45. Pg. 45: "The Kojak light on the dashboard strobed blue as Fran Markowski mashed the accelerator pedal to the floor and careened across the empty Washington streets. "; Pg. 46: "She raced around the corner to her car, pulled the Kojak from under the seat and flicked it on... "
television Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50. "George Underwood had wanted to be a surgeon ever since he had first seen M*A*S*H. The idea of saving lives inspired him. "
television Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 64. "He cleared his throat and, to her horror, read her opening line with the authoritative tone of a latter-day Walter Cronkite. "
television Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 64. "'While McCallister has not maintained the popularity he achieved when his television series Here Comes Daddy! was at its peak in the early 1960s, he has been an active and unashamed spokesman for the current administration and has become active in the President's reelection campaign.'

Susan sat, listening to the ticking of the clock.

'You want to tell me what in heaven's name this little factoid is doing in a story about a man who is appearing in a dinner-theater production of The Odd Couple?' "

television Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 118. Pg. 118: CNN (also pg. 123); Pg. 183: Entertainment Tonight; Pg. 187: To Live and Die in L.A.; HBO (also pg. 197, 273); Pg. 269: C-SPAN; Pg. 302: 60 Minutes
television Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 36. Pg. 36: Barbara Walters; Pg. 278: PBS
television world 1940 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 420. Pg. 420-421: BBC
television world 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 100. "This is Moishe Russie, coming to you by way of the BBC's Overseas Services. " [Other refs. to this BBC correspondent, not in DB. Other refs. to BBC: 101-103, 271, 354-355.]
television world 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 226. Pg. 226: "'Ah, good morning Dr. Groening . . .'

Why the hell would an Anglo-Indian chemist...

A slow nod. 'I . . . I am. Yes, I am, Dr. Groening.'

He said, 'Please, you may call me Apu . . .' "; Pg. 227: "...seeing the haze of the Grand Canyon, making it looking like some cartoon canvas... " [Subtle references to the television animated (cartoon) series 'The Simpsons': Groening is the creator of that TV series, and 'Apu' is an Asian Indian character on the show.]

television world 1970 Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 68. "...from some grisly Flinstones version of the 1970s "
television world 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 33. Pg. 33: "A bit more conservative than her usual style--she felt like Florence Henderson on The Brady Bunch "; Pg. 37: "His long hair and sideburns made him resemble some long-lost Japanese cousin of the Partridge family... Talk about your Odd Couples, she thought, These two make Felix and Oscar look like identical clones. "; Pg. 88: "...his voice several octaves lower than Lurch on The Addams Family. "; Pg. 198: "It sounds like Noah's Ark in here, she thought anxiously, and I don't mean the Bill Cosby routine. "; Pg. 244: Walter Cronkite
television world 1976 Kotzwinkle, William. Doctor Rat. New York: Marlowe & Co. (1976); pg. 101. Pg. 101: BBC; Pg. 209: CBS News (also pg. 215, 220-221, 235)
television world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 55. Pg. 55: "Laconia (n.) A form of mental disorder brought on by being Dick Cavett. ";

Pg. 77: "Saffron Walden (n.) A particular kind of hideous casual jacket that nobody wears in real life, but is much favored by Doc Severinsen. ";

Pg. 98: Long John Silver, Hopalong Cassidy

television world 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 2: Black Genesis. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 3. "As Lord Invay points out, Earth does not exist on any astrochart and I have confirmed that. Since Soltan Gris (the narrator of this story) is a confessed criminal and well worthy of doubt (besides, anyone whose heroes are Sigmund Freud and Bugs Bunny also has other problems), I did not rely on his account that... "


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