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A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is the tenth prime-time animated TV special based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.
A&E is an American digital cable and satellite television television channel.
A&E Networks (branded as A+E Networks) is a US media company that owns a group of television channels available via cable & satellite in the U.S. and abroad.
Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright.
Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer.
ABC 2000 Today was ABC News' coverage of New Year's Eve celebrations around the world from December 31, 1999, into January 1, 2000, as part of the 2000 Today programming in the United States.
ABC Entertainment is a network production company owned by ABC.
ABC Kids (also known as Disney's ABC Kids, and originally titled Disney's One Saturday Morning until September 7, 2002) is a defunct American children's programming block that aired on ABC from September 13, 1997, to August 27, 2011.
The ABC Movie of the Week is a weekly television anthology series, featuring made-for-TV movies, that aired on the ABC network in various permutations from 1969 to 1975.
ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
ABC News Now was an American 24-hour news network offered via digital television, broadband and streaming video at ABCNews.com and on mobile phones.
ABC Owned Television Stations is a division of Disney–ABC Television Group that oversees the owned-and-operated stations of the American Broadcasting Company, a division of The Walt Disney Company.
ABC Radio is a radio network in the United States.
ABC Records was an American record label founded in New York City in 1955.
Touchstone Television Productions, LLC (d/b/a ABC Studios), is the television production unit of ABC Entertainment Group, part of Disney–ABC Television Group (both ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company).
ABC World News Tonight (titled as ABC World News Tonight with David Muir for its weeknight broadcasts since September 2014 and simply ABC World News Tonight for its weekend broadcasts) is the flagship daily evening television news program of ABC News, the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television network in the United States.
ABC1 was a British television channel that is owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company using the branding of the Disney-owned American network, ABC.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children (five children starting with the season-seven finale). It originally ran on ABC from October 3, 2001 to June 2, 2009.
William West Anderson (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017), known professionally as Adam West, was an American actor known primarily for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division), a fictional peacekeeping and spy agency in a world of superheroes.
Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers.
All My Children (often shortened to AMC) is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from January 5, 1970, to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network (TOLN) from April 29 to September 2, 2013, via Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes.
The All-Channel Receiver Act of 1962 (ACRA), commonly known as the All-Channels Act, was passed by the United States Congress in 1961, to allow the Federal Communications Commission to require that all television set manufacturers must include UHF tuners, so that new UHF-band TV stations (then channels 14 to 83) could be received by the public.
All-Star Blitz is an American game show that aired on ABC from April 8 to December 20, 1985, with reruns airing on the USA Network from March 31 to December 26, 1986.
The Allbritton Communications Company was an American media company.
The Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) is a defunct American cable television network that was owned by Hearst/ABC Video Services, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
AM America was a morning news program produced by ABC in an attempt to compete with the highly rated Today on NBC.
America This Morning is an American early morning television news program that is broadcast on ABC.
America's Funniest Home Videos (often simply abbreviated to AFHV or its on-air abbreviation AFV) is an American video clip television series on ABC, which features humorous homemade videos that are submitted by viewers.
American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer.
American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc.
American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that aired on ABC from March 5, 2015 to April 30, 2017.
American Housewife is an American sitcom television series that debuted on October 11, 2016 on ABC.
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by FremantleMedia North America.
The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.
Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States.
An anthology series is a radio, television or book series that presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode or season/series.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
Arcadia Publishing is an American publisher of neighborhood, local, and regional history of the United States in pictorial form.
Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beaches.
Bachelor in Paradise is an elimination-style reality competition television series which premiered on August 4, 2014, on ABC.
Bachelor Pad is an elimination-style two-hour American reality television game show that debuted on August 9, 2010 on ABC.
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek ἅλς, hals "sea", αἰετός aietos "eagle", λευκός, leukos "white", κεφαλή, kephalē "head") is a bird of prey found in North America.
Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.
Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality.
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name.
Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the ''Battlestar Galactica'' franchise.
The Bauhaus typeface design is based on Herbert Bayer's 1925 experimental Universal typeface.
Beirut (بيروت, Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.
Benson is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.
Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964 to March 25, 1972.
The Big Three television networks are the three major traditional commercial broadcast television networks in the United States: the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), CBS (formerly known as the Columbia Broadcasting System) and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
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Birmingham is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the seat of Jefferson County.
Black and white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, and hyphenated black-and-white when used as an adjective, is any of several monochrome forms in visual arts.
Black-ish (stylized as) is an American comedy-drama starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, broadcast on ABC.
A blind date is a social engagement between two people who have not previously met, usually arranged by a mutual acquaintance.
Block programming or television block is the arrangement of programs on radio or television so that several items of one general class, such as soap operas or popular music, occur in sequence.
The Blue Network (previously the NBC Blue Network) was the on-air name of the now defunct American radio network, which ran from 1927 to 1945.
Robert Allen Iger (born February 10, 1951) is an American businessman who is chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company.
Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Boston Legal is an American legal comedy-drama created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC.
Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming-of-age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews (portrayed by Ben Savage).
Brandon Stoddard (March 31, 1937 – December 22, 2014) was an American television executive.
Breakfast television (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and United Kingdom) or morning show (Canada and United States) is a type of infotainment television program, which broadcasts live in the morning (typically scheduled between 6 and 10am, or if it is a local programme, as early as 4am).
Brett Butler (born January 30, 1958) is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian.
Broadcasting & Cable is a weekly television industry trade magazine published by NewBay Media.
Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California.
Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak is an American television game show that aired on ABC from January 6 to April 4, 1986.
Buena Vista was the brand name which was historically often used for divisions and subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company, whose primary studios, the Walt Disney Studios, are located on Buena Vista Street in Burbank, California.
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
In broadcast programming, burning off is the airing of otherwise-abandoned television programs, usually by scheduling in far less important time slots, moving shows to less-important sister networks, or taking extensive hiatuses.
Cable One, Inc. (branded as Cable ONE) is an American Internet and cable service provider and former subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company.
Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables.
Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949) is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.
Calvin and the Colonel is an animated cartoon television series in 1961 about Colonel Montgomery J. Klaxon, a shrewd fox and Calvin T. Burnside, a dumb bear.
The Canada–United States border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world between two countries.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) is a public organization in Canada with mandate as a regulatory agency for broadcasting and telecommunications.
Canadians (Canadiens / Canadiennes) are people identified with the country of Canada.
Capital Cities/ABC Inc., founded as Capital Cities Communications, and sometimes referred to as CapCities, was an American media company.
A carriage dispute is a disagreement over the right to "carry", that is, retransmit, a broadcaster's signal.
Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's.
Castle is an American crime-comedy-drama television series, which aired on ABC for a total of eight seasons from March 9, 2009 to May 16, 2016.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
CBS Block Party was a programming block that aired on the CBS television network during the 1997–1998 television season.
CBS Corporation is an American mass media corporation focused on commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States.
CBS Television Distribution (CTD) is an American television distribution company, formed from the merger of CBS Corporation's domestic television distribution arms CBS Paramount Domestic Television and King World Productions, including its home entertainment arm CBS Home Entertainment.
Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.
Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City.
CFTO-DT, VHF channel 9, is the flagship station of the CTV Television Network located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.
Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, and Edith Wharton.
Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes.
Charly (marketed and stylized as CHAЯLY) is a 1968 American drama film, directed and produced by Ralph Nelson, and written by Stirling Silliphant.
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from September 30, 1982, to May 20, 1993, with a total of 275 half-hour episodes for eleven seasons.
Cheyenne was an American Western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1963.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
The chief operating officer (COO), also called the chief operations officer, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, comprising part of the "C-Suite".
For most of the network's existence, in regard to children's programming, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has aired mostly programming from Walt Disney Television or other producers (most notably, Hanna-Barbera Productions and DIC Entertainment).
The United States' Children's Television Act (Pub.L. 101-437) is an Act of Congress that was designed to increase the amount of educational children's programming on television.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
A cigarette is a narrow cylinder containing tobacco that is rolled into thin paper for smoking.
Cineplex Odeon Corporation was one of North America's largest movie theatre operators, with theatres in its home country of Canada and the United States.
Cinerama Releasing Corporation (CRC) was a motion picture company established in 1967 that originally released films produced by its namesake parent company that was considered an "instant major".
The Circle 7 logo is an often-used television station logo in the United States.
Citadel Broadcasting Corporation was a Las Vegas, Nevada-based broadcast holding company.
Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company.
In American, Canadian and Philippine broadcasting, a city of license or community of license is the community that a radio station or television station is officially licensed to serve by that country's broadcast regulator.
The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 (codified at), was a part of United States antitrust law with the goal of adding further substance to the U.S. antitrust law regime; the Clayton Act sought to prevent anticompetitive practices in their incipiency.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
The CMA Music Festival is a four-day music festival centered on country music hosted each June by the Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
Color/Colour television is a television transmission technology that includes information on the color of the picture, so the video image can be displayed in color on the television set.
Comcast Corporation (formerly registered as Comcast Holdings)Before the AT&T merger in 2001, the parent company was Comcast Holdings Corporation.
Commercial broadcasting (also called private broadcasting) is the broadcasting of television programs and radio programming by privately owned corporate media, as opposed to state sponsorship.
Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.
Computer graphics are pictures and films created using computers.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Cop Rock is an American musical police drama series that aired on ABC in 1990.
In broadcast programming, counterprogramming is the practice of offering television programs to attract an audience from another television station airing a major event.
Counterspy was an espionage drama radio series that aired on the NBC Blue Network (later the ABC) and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957.
The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievement in the country music industry.
Cumulus Media, Inc. is an American broadcasting company and is the third largest owner and operator of AM and FM radio stations in the United States behind Entercom and iHeartMedia, Inc. As of July 1, 2017, Cumulus lists ownership of 446 stations in 90 media markets.
Cumulus Media Networks was an American radio network owned and operated by Cumulus Media.
Dancing with the Stars is the name of several international television series based on the format of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.
Daniel Burke (February 4, 1929 – October 26, 2011) was an American television executive.
Dark Shadows is an American Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971.
Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.
David Lloyd Wolper (January 11, 1928 – August 10, 2010) was an American television and film producer, responsible for shows such as Roots, The Thorn Birds, North & South, L.A. Confidential, and the blockbuster Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).
David O. Selznick (May 10, 1902June 22, 1965) was an American film producer, screenwriter and film studio executive.
David Sarnoff (Даві́д Сарно́ў, Дави́д Сарно́в, February 27, 1891 – December 12, 1971) was an American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television.
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.
Deadline Hollywood, also known as Deadline.com and previously known as news blog Deadline Hollywood Daily, is an online magazine founded by Nikki Finke in 2006.
Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.
Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.
The Deseret News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
In the United States, a designated survivor (or designated successor) is an individual in the presidential line of succession, usually a member of the United States Cabinet, who is arranged to be at a physically distant, secure, and undisclosed location when the President, the Vice President, and the other officials in the line of succession are gathered at a single location, such as during State of the Union addresses and presidential inaugurations.
Desilu Productions was an American production company founded and co-owned by husband and wife Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, best known for shows such as I Love Lucy, Star Trek, and The Untouchables.
Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama and mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Franck Deweare (pronounced “de-vair”), also known by his stage name Deweare, and previously as Franck Marx, is a musician native to Verdun, France, who has been based out of Montreal, Quebec since 2004.
DiC Entertainment was an international film and television production company that was also known as The Incredible World of DiC, DiC Audiovisuel, DiC Enterprises, DiC Animation City and DiC Productions at various times in its history.
Richard Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (NYRE) is an annual New Year's Eve television special broadcast by ABC.
A digital on-screen graphic (originally known as digitally originated graphic, and known in the UK and New Zealand by the acronym DOG; in the US, Canada, Ireland and Australia as a bug or network bug) is a watermark-like station logo that most television broadcasters overlay over a portion of the screen area of their programs to identify the channel.
In broadcasting, digital subchannels are a method of transmitting more than one independent program stream simultaneously from the same digital radio or television station on the same radio frequency channel.
Digital terrestrial television (DTTV or DTT) is a technology for broadcast television in which land-based (terrestrial) television stations broadcast television content by radio waves to televisions in consumers' residences in a digital format.
A digital video recorder (DVR) is an electronic device that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device.
Dillon, Read & Co. was an investment bank based in New York City.
DirecTV (stylized as DIRECTV) is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider based in El Segundo, California and is a subsidiary of AT&T.
Dirty Sexy Money is an American prime time drama series created by Craig Wright.
A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.
DishTV India Ltd. (stylised as dishtv) is India's Direct to Home (DTH) television operator using MPEG-4, DVB-S2 and MPEG-2 digital compression technology.
Disney Channel (originally called The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1997 and commonly shortened to Disney from 1997 to 2002) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI), was a segment and subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company that engaged in merchandising of the Disney brand and Disney properties through licensing, retail, video games, digital applications and content divisions.
Disney Media Distribution (DMD), a DBA of Disney–ABC International Television, Inc., is responsible for The Walt Disney Company's branded and non-branded filmed entertainment distribution, now distributing more than 30,000 hours of content to over 1300 broadcasters across 240 territories worldwide.
The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade is an American television special that airs on Christmas Day on ABC, taped primarily inside the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, approximately one month prior to Christmas Day.
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), formerly known as The Disney Publishing Group and Buena Vista Publishing Group, is the publishing subsidiary of Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
Disney–ABC Domestic Television, also operating as ABC Syndication (formerly known as Buena Vista Television, Inc., also known as Disney Domestic Television and currently known as Disney–ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution), is the in-home sales and content distribution firm of the Disney–ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company.
ABC, Inc. DBA the Disney–ABC Television Group (simply Disney–ABC), formerly known as Capital Cities/ABC Inc. and ABC Group, is a subsidiary holdings company that manages all of The Walt Disney Company's Disney and ABC-branded television properties.
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955.
Donald Frank Turner (March 19, 1921 – July 19, 1994) was a notable antitrust attorney, economist, legal scholar and educator who spent most of his career teaching at Harvard Law School.
Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American Medical comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on ABC from September 19, 1989, to March 24, 1993, totaling 97 episodes.
Downward Dog is an American comedy television series broadcast on ABC from May 17 to June 27, 2017.
Dragons' Den is a reality television program format in which entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists in the hope of securing investment finance from them.
Duel is a 1971 American television (and later full-length theatrical) road thriller film written by Richard Matheson, which is based on his own short story.
Duel is an American game show hosted by Mike Greenberg that first aired from December 17 to December 23, 2007 on ABC.
The DuMont Television Network (also known as the DuMont Network, simply DuMont/Du Mont, or (incorrectly) Dumont) was one of the world's pioneer commercial television networks, rivalling NBC and CBS for the distinction of being first overall in the United States.
A duopoly (or twinstick, referring to "stick" as jargon for a radio tower) is a situation in television and radio broadcasting in which two or more stations in the same city or community share common ownership.
Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989.
The E. W. Scripps Company is an American broadcasting company founded in 1878 as a chain of daily newspapers by Edward Willis "E. W." Scripps.
Earle C. Anthony (December 18, 1880—August 6, 1961) was an American businessman and philanthropist based in Los Angeles, California who worked in broadcasting and automobiles.
Edgar J. Scherick (October 16, 1924 – December 2, 2002) was an American television executive and producer of television miniseries, made-for-television films, and theatrical motion pictures.
Edward John Noble (October 8, 1882 – December 28, 1958) was an American broadcasting and candy industrialist originally from Gouverneur, New York.
El Centro is a city in and county seat of Imperial County, California, the largest city in the Imperial Valley, east anchor of the Southern California Border Region, and the core urban area and principal city of the El Centro metropolitan area which encompasses all of Imperial County.
Eleventh Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the far West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, located near the Hudson River.
Eli Stone is an American legal comedy-drama TV series, named for its title character.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Ellen is an American television sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994, to July 22, 1998, consisting of 109 episodes.
Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist.
Ellen Lupton (born 1963) is a graphic designer, curator, writer, critic, and educator.
Elton H. Rule (June 13, 1917-May 5, 1990) was an American television executive and former president of the American Broadcasting Company.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
The modern English alphabet is a Latin alphabet consisting of 26 letters, each having an uppercase and a lowercase form: The same letters constitute the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
ESPN Classic is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which owns a controlling 80% stake) and Hearst Communications (which owns 20%).
ESPN College Football on ABC (branded for sponsorship purposes as ESPN College Football on ABC presented by Walmart or Kay Jewelers) is the branding used for broadcasts of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football games that are produced by ESPN, and televised on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States.
ESPN on ABC (known as ABC Sports from 1961 to 2006) is the brand used for sports event and documentary programming televised on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States.
ESPN Sports Saturday was an American sports anthology television program that was broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
An ESPY Award (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) is an accolade currently presented by the American broadcast television network ABC, and previously ESPN (as of the 2017 ESPY Awards, the latter still airs them in the form of replays), to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony.
Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network, owned and operated by Discovery, Inc. Discovery took a 20% minority interest share in December 2012, and became the majority shareholder in the Eurosport venture with TF1 in January 2014, taking a 51% share of the company.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE; sometimes informally referred to as Extreme Home Makeover) is an American reality television series providing home improvements for less fortunate families and community schools.
Fairchild Media is a publisher of fashion trade magazines, websites, and conferences for the fashion, retail and beauty industries.
Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson where two families compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions in order to win cash and prizes.
Family Matters is an American sitcom series which originated on ABC from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997, before moving to CBS from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998.
Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the ABC network from 1977 to 1984.
To fast-forward is to move forward through a recording at a speed faster than that at which it would usually be played.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice.
The Financial Interest and Syndication Rules, widely known as the fin-syn rules, were a set of rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission in the United States in 1970.
The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County, Michigan, United States.
Forstmann, Little & Company was a private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts (LBOs).
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a U.S. daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas area known as the Metroplex.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Fred Silverman (born September 13, 1937) is an American television executive and producer.
A free preview (also called a free preview weekend and sometimes referred to under the portmanteau "freeview") is an extended period – typically ranging anywhere from two days to one month on average – in which a pay television service is offered to customers of a cable, IPTV or satellite television provider at no cost, mainly as an incentive for subscribers to purchase the service.
Free-to-air (FTA) are television (TV) and radio services broadcast in clear (unencrypted) form, allowing any person with the appropriate receiving equipment to receive the signal and view or listen to the content without requiring a subscription, other ongoing cost or one-off fee (e.g. Pay-per-view).
Fresh Off the Boat is an American sitcom series, starring Hudson Yang, Randall Park, and Constance Wu.
Fresno (Spanish for "ash tree") is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Fresno County.
The "Friday night death slot" or "Friday evening death slot" is a perceived graveyard slot in American television.
Full House is an American television sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC.
Fusion TV is a television cable and satellite news and satire channel owned by Fusion Media Group, an American multi-platform media company that is owned by Univision Communications, which relies in part on the resources of its parent company's news division, Noticias Univision.
Gale is an educational publishing company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in the western suburbs of Detroit.
A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.
Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered on January 15, 1936 and was broadcast over 21 years through November 27, 1957.
Gannett Company, Inc. is a publicly traded American media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, near McLean in Greater Washington DC.
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
General Hospital (commonly abbreviated GH) is an American daytime television medical drama.
George Bodenheimer (born May 6, 1958) is the former president of ESPN Inc. and of ABC's sports division, known since 2006 as ESPN on ABC.
Getty Oil is an American oil marketing company with its origins as part of the large integrated oil company founded by J. Paul Getty.
Going Places is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 21, 1990, until March 8, 1991.
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC.
Grace Under Fire is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 29, 1993, to February 17, 1998.
Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company) is a diversified American conglomerate, best known for formerly owning the newspaper for which it was once named, The Washington Post, and Newsweek.
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan.
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a mid-season replacement.
Growing Pains is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992.
Gulf and Western Industries, Inc., (stylized as Gulf+Western) was an American conglomerate.
Gymnastics is a sport that requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance.
Hachette Books, formerly Hyperion Books, is a general-interest book imprint division of the Hachette established in 1990.
Hangin' with Mr.
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (simply known as Hanna-Barbera and also referred to as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Company and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc.) was an American animation studio that served as a division of Warner Bros. Animation until it was absorbed by them.
Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984 on ABC, with a total of 255 half-hour episodes spanning eleven seasons.
Happy Endings is an American sitcom television series that ran on ABC from April 13, 2011, to May 3, 2013.
The Hastings House is a property owned and maintained by the Beverly Farms-Prides Crossing Community Association.
Head of the Class is an American sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991 on the ABC television network.
Hearst Communications, often referred to simply as Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City, New York.
Hearst Television, Inc. (formerly Hearst-Argyle Television) is a broadcasting company in the United States owned by Hearst Communications.
Henry Morgan (born Henry Lerner Van Ost Jr.; March 31, 1915 – May 19, 1994) was an American humorist.
Heraldry is a broad term, encompassing the design, display, and study of armorial bearings (known as armory), as well as related disciplines, such as vexillology, together with the study of ceremony, rank, and pedigree.
Herbert Bayer (April 5, 1900 – September 30, 1985) was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, who was widely recognized as the last living member of the Bauhaus and was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company's corporate art collection until his death in 1985.
High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.
History (originally The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is a history-based digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Communications and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of the Walt Disney Company.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hollywood Boulevard is a major east–west street in Los Angeles, California.
Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen that aired on ABC from September 17, 1991, to May 25, 1999, with a total of 204 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons.
Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
How to Get Away with Murder is an American drama television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014.
Hugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer.
Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American entertainment company that provides over-the-top media services owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company (through Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International) (30%), 21st Century Fox (30%), Comcast (through NBCUniversal) (30%),Although NBC Universal is also a major shareholder (30%) of Hulu, by the Federal Communications Commission, NBC Universal and Comcast are required not to exercise any right to influence the conduct or operation of Hulu.
iHeartMedia, Inc., formerly CC Media Holdings, Inc., is an American mass media corporation headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Imaginary Mary is an American live-action/animated fantasy sitcom television series that ran on ABC from March 29 to May 30, 2017.
Infinity Broadcasting Corporation was a radio company that existed from 1972 until 2005.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.
An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.
Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
ITC Avant Garde Gothic is a font family based on the logo font used in the Avant Garde magazine.
ITT Inc., formerly ITT Corporation, is an American worldwide manufacturing company based in White Plains, New York.
iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001.
Jetix (formerly Fox Kids in Europe, Latin America and North America) is a defunct worldwide children's television programming block owned by Jetix Europe, Jetix Latin America and ABC Cable Networks Group (The Walt Disney Company).
Jiggle television is a term coined by NBC executive Paul Klein to criticize ABC's television production and marketing strategy under Fred Silverman.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC.
John White Hughes Bassett, (August 25, 1915 – April 27, 1998) was a Canadian media proprietor and politician.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.
Joseph Roland Barbera (March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century.
Just the Ten of Us is an American sitcom starring stand-up comedian Bill Kirchenbauer as Coach Graham Lubbock, a teacher and the head of a large Catholic family with eight children living in Eureka, California.
The Justice League is a team of fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
KABC-TV, channel 7, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
KCAL-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 9, is an independent television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
KFSN-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 30, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Fresno, California, United States.
KGO (810 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to San Francisco, California.
KGO-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Francisco, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
KGUN-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 9, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Tucson, Arizona, United States.
KHGI-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Kearney, Nebraska, United States, serving most of central and western Nebraska and the northern third of Kansas.
KHMX (96.5 MHz "Mix 96.5") is a commercial FM radio station in Houston, Texas.
Kings Row is a 1942 film starring Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, and Ronald Reagan that tells a story of young people growing up in a small American town at the turn of the twentieth century.
KLKN, virtual and VHF digital channel 8, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.
KMBC-TV, virtual channel 9 (UHF digital channel 29), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Kansas City, Missouri, United States and also serving Kansas City, Kansas.
KMGH-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States.
Knight Ridder (from Dutch ridder, knight) was an American media company, specializing in newspaper and Internet publishing.
KNXV-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 15, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
KQTV, virtual channel 2 (VHF digital channel 7), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.
KTNV-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
KTRK-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States.
Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine.
KXYZ is an AM radio station in Greater Houston, which broadcasts on 1320 kHz under ownership of Multicultural Broadcasting.
Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.
Last Man Standing is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen as a senior employee of a sporting goods store in Denver, Colorado, who is a married father of three daughters.
Laverne & Shirley (originally Laverne DeFazio & Shirley Feeney) is an American television sitcom that ran for eight seasons on ABC from January 27, 1976, to May 10, 1983.
Leonard H. Goldenson (December 7, 1905 – December 27, 1999) was a president of the U.S. television and radio network ABC.
Let's Make a Deal is a television game show that originated in the United States in 1963 and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world.
Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000.
Life Goes On is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989 to May 23, 1993.
Life on Mars is an American science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009.
Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped hard candy.
Lifetime (previously stylized as lifetime) is an American cable and satellite television channel that is part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a subsidiary of A&E Networks, which is jointly owned by the Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company.
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company owned and operated by the Lilly Brothers’ Brian Lilly and Kevin Lilly.
Lima is a city in and the county seat of Allen County, Ohio, United States.
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American broadcast television television network owned by the Disney Media Networks subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, which originated in 1927 as the NBC Blue radio network, and five years after its 1942 divorce from NBC and purchase by Edward J. Noble (adopting its current name the following year), expanded into television in April 1948.
The ABC Television Network is an American television network.
The Disney–ABC Television Group, formerly American Broadcasting Companies and Capital Cities/ABC, has formed a number of production companies over the years.
In the United States, for most of the history of broadcasting, there were only three or four major commercial national broadcast networks.
For lists of affiliates of the U.S. American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television network, see.
Little Dot is a comic book character published by Harvey Comics about a little girl obsessed with dots, spots, and round, colorful objects.
Litton Entertainment (formerly Litton Syndication) is an American media and production company based in Charleston, South Carolina as an autonomous division of the Hearst Television subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, with four additional offices in Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Burbank, California.
Named after inventor Charles Litton, Sr., Litton Industries was a large defense contractor in the United States, bought by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2001.
Litton's Weekend Adventure (originally known as ABC Weekend Adventure) is an American syndicated programming block that is produced by Litton Entertainment, and airs weekend mornings on the owned-and-operated stations and affiliates of ABC.
In Western architecture, a living room, also called a lounge room, lounge or sitting room, is a room in a residential house or apartment for relaxing and socializing.
Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
The sixth and final season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on February 2, 2010.
Lost is an American drama television series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.
Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television series produced by Paramount Television that originally aired between 1969 and 1974.
Loving is an American television soap opera that ran on ABC from June 26, 1983, to November 10, 1995, a total of 3,169 episodes.
Magnetophon was the brand or model name of the pioneering reel-to-reel tape recorder developed by engineers of the German electronics company AEG in the 1930s, based on the magnetic tape invention by Fritz Pfleumer.
is a radio and television broadcasting company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, affiliated with Japan Radio Network (JRN), National Radio Network (NRN), Japan News Network (JNN) and TBS Network, serving in the Kansai region.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.
Marcus Welby, M.D. is an American medical drama television program that aired Tuesdays at 10:00–11:00 p.m. (EST) on ABC from September 23, 1969, to July 29, 1976.
Matty's Funday Funnies is an American animated cartoon compilation television series.
Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins and originally starring James Garner.
McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is a learning science company and one of the "big three" educational publishers that provides customized educational content, software, and services for pre-K through postgraduate education.
Meredith Louise Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an American television personality and journalist.
Merrie Melodies is an American animated cartoon series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. in 1931 to 1969, during the golden age of American animation.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC is the home video arm of the American media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States.
The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by the McClatchy Company and headquartered in Doral, Florida, a city in western Miami-Dade County and the Miami metropolitan area, several miles west of downtown Miami.
Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC.
Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) is an American businessman.
Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the mascot of The Walt Disney Company.
Miller-Boyett Productions (or simply Miller-Boyett) is an American television production company that mainly developed television sitcoms from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Milton John Cross (April 16, 1897 – January 3, 1975) was an American radio announcer famous for his work on the NBC and ABC radio networks.
Miss America is a competition that is held annually and is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 25.
A mobile app is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone/tablet or watch.
A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.
Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles.
ESPN Monday Night Football (abbreviated as MNF and also known as ESPN Monday Night Football on ABC for rare live special broadcast) is a live television broadcast of weekly National Football League (NFL) games on ESPN in the United States.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (often shortened to the Cup Series) is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Happy Days that aired on ABC from September 14, 1978 to May 27, 1982.
Mount Wilson is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is an American museum, the stated mission of which is "to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform and entertain through our archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to our resources." It is located in Chicago, Illinois.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
The Mutual Broadcasting System (commonly referred to simply as Mutual; sometimes referred to as MBS, Mutual Radio or the Mutual Radio Network; corporate name Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc.) was an American commercial radio network in operation from 1934 to 1999.
My Wife and Kids is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 to May 17, 2005.
Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.
Nabisco (from the National Biscuit Company) is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey.
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing.
Nashville is an American musical drama television series.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
The NBA Finals is the annual championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
The NBC chimes are a sequence of three tones played on National Broadcasting Company (NBC) broadcasts.
The National Broadcasting Company's NBC Radio Network (known as the NBC Red Network prior to 1942) was an American commercial radio network, founded in 1926.
NBC Sunday Night Football (abbreviated as SNF) is a weekly television broadcast of National Football League (NFL) games on NBC in the United States.
NBCUniversal, Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate owned by Comcast, headquartered at Rockefeller Plaza's Comcast Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
In the broadcasting industry (particularly in North America), a network affiliate or affiliated station is a local broadcaster, owned by a company other than the owner of the network, which carries some or all of the lineup of television programs or radio programs of a television or radio network.
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
NewBay Media, LLC is a magazine and website publisher founded in 2006 and headquartered in New York City.
A news magazine is a typed, printed, and published piece of paper, magazine or a radio or television program, usually weekly, consisting of articles about current events.
The News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a media company based in St. Joseph, Missouri, wholly owned and operated by the Bradley family.
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.
Nielsen Holdings PLC (formerly known as Nielsen N.V.) is a global information, data and measurement company with headquarters in the U.K..
Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems operated by Nielsen Media Research that seek to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States.
Nightline (or ABC News Nightline) is ABC News' late-night news program broadcast on ABC in the United States with a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world.
Ninth Avenue, known as Columbus Avenue between West 59th and 110th Streets, is a southbound thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City.
North American television frequencies are different for over-the-air (also called terrestrial) and cable television systems.
Norton Winfred Simon (February 5, 1907 – June 2, 1993), was an American billionaire industrialist and philanthropist based in California.
NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama television series set in New York City, exploring the struggles of the fictional 15th Precinct detective squad in Manhattan.
Once Upon a Time is an American fantasy drama television series on ABC which debuted on October 23, 2011, and concluded on May 18, 2018.
One Life to Live (often abbreviated as OLTL) is an American soap opera broadcast on the ABC television network for more than 43 years, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and then on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network from April 29 to August 19, 2013.
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
In the broadcasting industry, an owned-and-operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) usually refers to a television or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Pacific Theatres is an American chain of movie theaters in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Paramount Television is an American television production/distribution company that was active from 1967 until 2006 and revived in 2013.
Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions.
Paul Lee is a British television executive who was president of ABC Entertainment Group from 2010 to 2016, heading the major US television network ABC and its production arm ABC Studios.
Paul Rand (born Peretz Rosenbaum; August 15, 1914 – November 26, 1996) was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and NeXT.
Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violinist.
PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.
Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz that ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is an American digital media, publishing, and information services company founded in 2003.
Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986 to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
Playhouse Disney was a brand for a slate of programming blocks and international cable and satellite television channel that was owned by the Disney Channels Worldwide unit of The Walt Disney Company's Disney–ABC Television Group.
Plitt Theatres was a major movie theater chain in the United States and went under a number of names, Publix Theaters Corporation, Paramount Publix Corporation, United Paramount Theatres, American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres and ABC Theatres and operated a number of theater circuits under various names.
The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction that depicts investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story or episode.
Politico, known earlier as The Politico, is an American political journalism company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
Port Charles (commonly abbreviated as PC) is an American television soap opera which aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
The President is a leader of an organization, company, community, club, trade union, university or other group.
A private equity firm is an investment management company that provides financial backing and makes investments in the private equity of startup or operating companies through a variety of loosely affiliated investment strategies including leveraged buyout, venture capital, and growth capital.
Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) is an American multi-national consumer goods corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, founded in 1837 by British American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble.
Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
Prospect Park is a Hollywood entertainment production company, founded in 2008 by Richard H. Frank, a former executive at the Walt Disney Television, and Jeff Kwatinetz, former CEO of the talent agency The Firm, Inc., and music manager Peter Katsis.
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States.
Prudential Financial, Inc. is an American Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to both retail and institutional customers throughout the United States and in over 30 other countries.
The Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act is a 1970 federal law in the United States designed to limit the practice of smoking.
Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy mystery comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009.
Pyramid is an American television game show franchise that has aired several versions domestically and internationally.
Quantico is an American television drama thriller series which premiered on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on September 27, 2015.
There are two types of radio networks currently in use around the world: the one-to-many broadcast network commonly used for public information and mass media entertainment; and the two-way radio type used more commonly for public safety and public services such as police, fire, taxicabs, and delivery services.
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States.
Ralph Nelson (August 12, 1916 – December 21, 1987) was an American film and television director, producer, writer, and actor.
The RCA Corporation was a major American electronics company, which was founded as the Radio Corporation of America in 1919.
Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately south of San Francisco, and northwest of San Jose.
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s.
Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series about dead people who return to life.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Revenge 8e) --> is an American drama television series created by Mike Kelley and starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp, which debuted on September 21, 2011, on ABC. The plot is inspired by the Alexandre Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo. During its first season, it aired on Wednesdays at 10:00 pm (Eastern), and later airing on Sundays at 9:00 pm for seasons two through four. The series was picked up for a full season by the ABC television network after garnering a 3.3 Nielsen rating in the 18–49 age advertising demographic for its pilot episode, and regularly winning its time slot against every other television network (CBS, Fox, The CW, and NBC) in 18–34 demo. Madeleine Stowe was nominated for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a TV Drama, while the series was nominated for Favorite New TV Drama at the 2012 People's Choice Awards. Revenge has become ABC's highest-rated series in Wednesday’s 10 pm slot since Lost's 2006–2007 season and has become the only new series in more than four years to replicate the 18–49 demo ratings success that Lost had in its time slot since leaving the air. Revenge was cancelled after four seasons on ABC, with the final episode airing on May 10, 2015. The series finale was watched by 4.80 million viewers. On August 4, 2015, ABC announced the possibility of a spin-off series, but such a project has yet to be announced.
Rexall is a chain of American drugstores, and the name of their store-branded products.
Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.
Robert E. Kintner (September 12, 1909 – December 20, 1980) was an American journalist and television executive, who served as president of both the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
Robert Stack (born Charles Langford Modini Stack, January 13, 1919 – May 14, 2003) was an American actor, sportsman, and television host.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television that aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969, until January 11, 1974.
Roone Pinckney Arledge, Jr. (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports and news broadcasting executive who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 until 1998, and a key part of the company's rise to competition with the two other main television networks, NBC and CBS, in the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s.
Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley and first published in 1976.
The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade, is part of "America's New Year Celebration" held in Pasadena, California each year on New Year's Day (or on Monday, January 2 if New Year's Day falls on a Sunday).
Roseanne is an American television sitcom starring Roseanne Barr.
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and television producer.
Routledge is a British multinational publisher.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing house founded in 1949.
Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971) was an American businessman, becoming the partner and co-founder, along with his younger brother Walt Disney, of Walt Disney Productions, since renamed The Walt Disney Company.
Ruby-Spears Productions (also known as Ruby-Spears Enterprises) was a Burbank, California-based American entertainment production company that specialized in animation; with another branch in Rome, Italy.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year is a 1976 Christmas/New Year's stop motion animated television special and a sequel to the 1964 special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer produced by Rankin/Bass Productions.
Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer.
Ryan's Hope is an American soap opera created by Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer, originally airing for 13 years on ABC from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989.
S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama television series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team operating in an unidentified California city.
Saba is a Caribbean island which is the smallest special municipality (officially “public body”) of the Netherlands.
Salisbury is a city in and the county seat of Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, and the largest city in the state's Eastern Shore region.
Samantha Who? is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from October 15, 2007 to July 23, 2009.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.
Satellite television is a service that delivers television programming to viewers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the Earth directly to the viewer's location.
ESPN Saturday Night Football (branded for sponsorship purposes as ESPN Saturday Night Football on ABC presented by Wells Fargo or Walmart) is a weekly presentation of prime time broadcasts of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football games that are produced by ESPN, and televised on ABC.
Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington.
Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films (and later, videos) that aired during the Saturday morning children's programming block on the U.S. television network ABC.
Zap2it is an American website and affiliate network that provides local television listings for areas of the United States and Canada.
Secrets and Lies is an American mystery anthology television series that aired on ABC from March 1, 2015 to December 4, 2016.
Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.
Shark Tank is an American reality television series that premiered on August 9, 2009, on ABC.
Shonda Lynn Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author.
Simultaneous substitution (also known as simsubbing or signal substitution) is a practice mandated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) requiring cable television, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), IPTV and MMDS television distribution companies in Canada to distribute the signal of a local or regional over-the-air station in place of the signal of a foreign or non-local television station, when the two stations are broadcasting identical programming simultaneously.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is a publicly traded American politically conservative telecommunications company that is controlled by the family of company founder Julian Sinclair Smith.
Sixth Avenue – officially Avenue of the Americas, although this name is seldom used by New Yorkers, p.24 – is a major thoroughfare in New York City's borough of Manhattan, on which traffic runs northbound, or "uptown".
A smartphone is a handheld personal computer with a mobile operating system and an integrated mobile broadband cellular network connection for voice, SMS, and Internet data communication; most, if not all, smartphones also support Wi-Fi.
Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from September 13, 1977 until April 20, 1981.
A soap opera or soaper is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction presented in serial format on television, radio and in novels, featuring the lives of many characters and focusing on emotional relationships to the point of melodrama.
Soapnet (stylized as SOAPnet) was an American basic cable and satellite television channel that was owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States, on the St. Joseph River near its southernmost bend, from which it derives its name.
Southern Nevada (often abbreviated as SNV) is the region of Nevada which includes the Las Vegas Valley.
Speechless is an American sitcom television series that debuted on ABC on September 21, 2016.
Split Second is a game show that was created by Monty Hall and Stefan Hatos and produced by their production company, Stefan Hatos-Monty Hall Productions.
Sports Night is an American television series about a fictional sports news show also called Sports Night.
SportsCenter (SC) is a daily sports news television program that serves as the flagship program of American cable and satellite television network ESPN.
Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them.
Standard-definition television (SDTV or SD) is a television system which uses a resolution that is not considered to be either high- or enhanced-definition.
Starsky & Hutch is an American action television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie (originally aired as a Movie of the Week entry) and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each.
Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons.
Stephen Joseph Cannell (February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and the Cannell Studios.
Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer.
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.
Storer Broadcasting, Inc. was an American company which owned several television and radio stations in the Northeastern United States.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company"daughter company.
Suburgatory is an American sitcom television series created by Emily Kapnek that aired on ABC from September 28, 2011 to May 14, 2014.
Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired for sixty-nine episodes on ABC from 1957-1961 on Tuesday nights on a "shared" slot basis – rotating with Cheyenne (1st season); Cheyenne and Bronco (2nd season); and Bronco (3rd season).
A Sunday morning talk show is a television program with a news/talk/public affairs-hybrid format that is broadcast on Sunday mornings.
Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup.
Supernanny is a reality TV programme which originated in the United Kingdom, about parents struggling with their children's behaviour, mealtime, potty training, etc.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
A tablet computer, commonly shortened to tablet, is a portable personal computer, typically with a mobile operating system and LCD touchscreen display processing circuitry, and a rechargeable battery in a single thin, flat package.
A talk show or chat show is a television programming or radio programming genre in which one person (or group of people) discusses various topics put forth by a talk show host.
Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.
Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals.
Telemundo is an American Spanish-language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through the NBCUniversal division NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
A television film (also known as a TV movie, TV film, television movie, telefilm, telemovie, made-for-television movie, made-for-television film, direct-to-TV movie, direct-to-TV film, movie of the week, feature-length drama, single drama and original movie) is a feature-length motion picture that is produced for, and originally distributed by or to, a television network, in contrast to theatrical films, which are made explicitly for initial showing in movie theaters.
A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers.
Temple University Press is a university press founded in 1969 that is part of Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
In broadcast programming and motion pictures, a tent-pole or tentpole is a program or movie that supports the financial performance of a movie studio or television network.
TGIF is the name of a defunct American prime time television programming block that aired on ABC, initially from 1989 to 2000.
That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971.
The ABC Sunday Night Movie is a television program that aired on Sunday nights, first for a brief time in 1962 under the title Hollywood Special (although Time magazine lists this version as The Sunday Night Movie) to supposedly replace an open time slot for the TV show Bus Stop, which was cancelled after March 1962.
The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters from Charles Addams' ''New Yorker'' cartoons.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet is an American sitcom, which aired on ABC from October 3, 1952 through April 23, 1966, and starred the real-life Nelson family.
The Bachelor is an American dating and relationship reality television series that debuted on March 25, 2002 on ABC.
The Bachelorette is an American reality television dating game show that debuted on ABC on January 8, 2003.
The Better Sex is a television game show in the United States where men competed against women in a "battle of the sexes" format.
The Big Cartoon DataBase (or BCDB for short) is an online database of information about animated cartoons, animated feature films, animated television shows, and cartoon shorts.
The Bionic Woman is an American television science fiction action series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired between 1976 and 1978.
The Bod Squad was the collective title for a series of short public service announcements broadcast on Saturday mornings on the ABC television network, from the 1974 through the first half of the 1990s.
The Boy from Oklahoma is a 1954 Western movie directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Will Rogers, Jr. The film became the basis for the 1957 Warner Bros. television series Sugarfoot, in which Will Hutchins replaced Rogers as lead character Tom Brewster.
The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC.
The Bugs Bunny Show is an animated television anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, mainly composed of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. between August 1, 1948, and the end of 1969.
The Catch is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from March 24, 2016 to May 11, 2017.
The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street is a musical variety radio program which began on the Blue Network in 1940.
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.
The Chew is an American cooking-themed talk show that aired for seven seasons from September 26, 2011 to June 28, 2018, having replaced the soap opera All My Children, on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup.
The City is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC from November 13, 1995 to March 28, 1997.
The Commish is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1996.
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on a novel by Mark Toby (edited by Dorothy Wilson).
The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as just The CW) is an American English-language broadcast television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN), and Warner Bros. Entertainment, former majority owner of The WB.
The Dating Game is an ABC television show.
The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004, and was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of "everyman" Drew Carey, a fictionalized version of the actor.
The Edge of Night is an American television mystery series/soap opera produced by Procter & Gamble.
The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC.
The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins.
The Goldbergs is an American television period sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, on ABC.
The Good Doctor is an American medical drama television series based on the 2013 award-winning South Korean series of the same name.
The Jackson 5ive is a Saturday morning cartoon series produced by Rankin/Bass and Motown Productions on ABC from September 11, 1971 to October 14, 1972; a fictionalized portrayal of the careers of Motown recording group The Jackson 5.
The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962, to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in 1985 to 1987 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera block.
The Kansas City Star is a newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States.
The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television series that aired on the ABC Television network from 1949 to 1957, with Clayton Moore in the starring role.
The Love Boat is an American comedy television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from May 5, 1977, until May 24, 1986; three-hour specials aired in 1986–87 and 1990.
The Mickey Mouse Club is an American variety television show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996 and returned in 2017 to social media.
The Middle is an American sitcom about a lower middle class family living in Indiana facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children.
The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from 1968 to 1973.
The Morning Exchange was an American morning television program that aired on WEWS-TV (channel 5) in Cleveland, Ohio from 1972 to 1999.
The Neighbors is an American television science fiction sitcom that aired from September 26, 2012, to April 11, 2014, on ABC.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times Company is an American media company which publishes its namesake, The New York Times.
The Newlywed Game is an American television game show that pits newly married couples against each other in a series of revealing question rounds to determine how well the spouses know or do not know each other.
The Open Championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open, is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf.
The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career.
The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy.
The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm.
The Prospect Studios (also known as ABC Television Center) is a lot containing several television studios located at 4151 Prospect Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, at the corner of Prospect and Talmadge Street (named in honor of silent screen star Norma Talmadge), just east of Hollywood.
"The Puppy Episode" is a two-part episode of the situation comedy television series Ellen.
The Real O'Neals is an American single-camera sitcom that aired on ABC from March 2, 2016 to March 14, 2017.
The Revolution is an American health and lifestyle talk show with some reality television components.
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American science fiction and action television series about a former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by American actor Lee Majors.
The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions.
The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters and television producer Bill Geddie.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
The Washington Examiner is an American political journalism website and weekly magazine based in Washington, D.C. that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.
The Wonder Years is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama television series created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black.
Thomas S. Murphy (born May 31, 1925) is an American broadcast executive, and was chair and chief executive officer of Capital Cities / ABC, Inc. until 1996.
Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, United States.
Three's a Crowd (also known as Three's Company, Too in the Three's Company syndication package) is an American sitcom produced as a spin-off and continuation of Three's Company that aired on ABC from September 25, 1984 (only one week after the final episode of Three's Company was broadcast) until April 9, 1985, with reruns airing until September 10, 1985.
Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired for eight seasons on ABC from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984.
Timothy Alan Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian.
Time for Timer is a title for a short series of public service announcements broadcast on Saturday mornings on the ABC television network starting in the early 1970s.
Time Warner Cable (TWC) was an American cable television company.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
Times Square Studios (TSS) is an American television studio owned by The Walt Disney Company, located on the southeastern corner of West 44th Street and Broadway in the Times Square area of the borough of Manhattan.
TLC (originally an initialism for The Learning Channel) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Inc. Initially focused on educational and learning content, by the late 1990s, the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles, family life, and personal stories.
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC.
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States.
Too Close for Comfort is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from November 11, 1980, to May 5, 1983, and in first-run syndication from April 7, 1984, to February 7, 1987.
Toon Disney was a worldwide digital cable and satellite television channel brand that was owned by the Disney Channels Worldwide, a subsidiary of Disney–ABC Television Group.
Top Cat is an American animated television series made by the Hanna-Barbera studios that first ran from September 27, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network.
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
Tribune Content Agency (TCA) is a syndication company owned by Tronc.
Trivia Trap is an American game show produced by Mark Goodson Productions.
Tronc, Inc. (stylized as tronc; formerly Tribune Publishing) is an American newspaper print and online media publishing company based in Chicago, Illinois.
Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona.
Tuesday is the day of the week between Monday and Wednesday.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is an American media conglomerate that is part of AT&T's WarnerMedia, and manages the collection of cable television networks and properties initiated or acquired by Ted Turner.
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TV by the Numbers is a website devoted to collecting and analyzing television ratings data in the United States.
TV Everywhere (also known as authenticated streaming or authenticated video on-demand) refers to a business model wherein access to streaming video content from a television channel requires users to "authenticate" themselves as current subscribers to the channel, via an account provided by their participating pay television provider, in order to access the content.
TVLine is a website devoted to information, news, and spoilers of television programs.
Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch that premiered on April 8, 1990, on ABC.
In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government.
Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which was originally broadcast on ABC between 2006 and 2010.
The fourth and final season of the American comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty was confirmed in the ABC lineup, which was picked up for a full season on April 23, 2009.
Ultra high frequency (UHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies in the range between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 3 gigahertz (GHz), also known as the decimetre band as the wavelengths range from one meter to one decimeter.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Cable news channels are television channels devoted to television news broadcasts, with the name deriving from the proliferation of such networks during the 1980s with the advent of cable television.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. The Department of Justice administers several federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters (such as in cases before the Supreme Court), and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Jeff Sessions.
Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
The University of Illinois Press (UIP) is a major American university press and is part of the University of Illinois system.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is an American media company serving Hispanic and Latino Americans. The company dates back to the first Spanish language television network in the U.S., founded in the early 1960s as Spanish International Network (SIN). The founders of Univision were Rene Anselmo and Telesistema Mexicano founder Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta. UCI has evolved into a multimedia company with 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 61 television stations; and online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. UCI’s headquarters is in Midtown Manhattan. Prior to 2007, the headquarters was in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles.
In the television industry, an upfront is a gathering at the start of important advertising sales periods, held by television network executives and attended by major advertisers and the media.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009, to March 15, 2011.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
Verizon Fios, also known as Fios by Verizon, is a bundled Internet access, telephone, and television service that operates over a fiber-optic communications network with over 5 million customers in nine U.S. states.
Very high frequency (VHF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) from 30 to 300 megahertz (MHz), with corresponding wavelengths of ten to one meter.
Video on demand is a programming system which allows users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content such as movies and TV shows whenever they choose, rather than at a scheduled broadcast time, the method that prevailed with over-the-air programming during the 20th century.
WABC (770 AM), known as "77 WABC" is a radio station licensed to New York City and is owned by the broadcasting division of Cumulus Media.
WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the ABC television network, licensed to New York City.
WABM, virtual channel 68 (UHF digital channel 36), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
Wall Street is an eight-block-long street running roughly northwest to southeast from Broadway to South Street, at the East River, in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City.
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954.
Walt Disney Television was the name of the television production division of The Walt Disney Company.
Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
WatchESPN (formerly ESPN Networks) is an Internet television website and mobile application operated by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network, through its 80% controlling ownership interest) and the Hearst Communications (which holds the remaining 20% interest).
Wayne State University Press (or WSU Press) is a university press that is part of Wayne State University.
WBBM-TV, virtual channel 2 (VHF digital channel 12), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States.
WBMA-LD, virtual channel 58 (UHF digital channel 40), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
WBND-LD, virtual channel 57 (UHF digital channel 34), is a low-powered ABC-affiliated television station licensed to South Bend, Indiana, United States.
WCBS (880 AM, "WCBS Newsradio 880") is a radio station licensed to New York City and is owned and operated by Entercom.
WCFL (1000 AM) was the callsign of a commercial radio station in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
WCVB-TV, channel 5, is an ABC-affiliated television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
WDVD is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station in Detroit, Michigan, broadcasting at 96.3 MHz on the FM dial.
Western Comics was a Western comic book series published by DC Comics.
The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an American manufacturing company.
Westwood One is an American radio network that was based in New York City.
WEWS-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
WFTS-TV, virtual channel 28 (UHF digital channel 29), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Tampa, Florida, United States and also serving the nearby city of St. Petersburg.
WGWW, virtual channel 40 (VHF digital channel 9), is a Heroes & Icons-affiliated television station serving Birmingham, Alabama, United States that is licensed to Anniston.
The terms wheel series, wheel show, wheel format or umbrella series are applied in the broadcast television industry to television series in which two or more regular programs are rotated in the same time slot.
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (often informally called Millionaire) is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies.
Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984, to April 25, 1992.
ABC's Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons.
Widescreen images are images that are displayed within a set of aspect ratios (relationship of image width to height) that is used in film, television and computer screens.
William Denby Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, cartoon artist, and musician whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people for much of the 20th century.
William Samuel Paley (September 28, 1901 – October 26, 1990) was the chief executive who built the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in the United States.
WISN-TV, virtual channel 12 (UHF digital channel 34), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
WJBK, virtual channel 2 (VHF digital channel 7), is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Detroit, Michigan, United States.
WJLA-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia.
WJR (760 AM) is a radio station in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
WJRT-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Flint, Michigan, United States and serving the Flint/Tri-Cities television market.
WJZ-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
WLNE-TV, channel 6, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States and serving Providence, Rhode Island.
WLQP-LP is the ABC-affiliated television station for Northwestern Ohio that is licensed to Lima.
WLS (890 kHz, "89 WLS") is a commercial AM radio station in Chicago, Illinois.
WLS-TV, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 44), is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States.
WMAR-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 38), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
WMCA (570 AM, "The Mission") is an AM radio station in New York City, owned by Salem Media Group and broadcasting with a Christian radio format consisting of teaching and talk programs.
WMDT is the ABC-affiliated television station broadcasting on the Delmarva Peninsula that is licensed to Salisbury, Maryland.
WNYW, channel 5 (UHF digital channel 44), is the flagship station of Fox Television, licensed to New York City and serving the New York City metropolitan area.
Wonder Woman, known from seasons 2 and 3 as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superhero of the same name.
World News Now (or WNN) is an American overnight television news program that is broadcast on ABC.
Worldvision Enterprises, Inc. was a television program and home video distributor established in 1954 as ABC Film Syndication, the domestic and overseas program distribution arm of the ABC Television Network.
WOTV, virtual channel 41 (UHF digital channel 20), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Battle Creek, Michigan, United States.
WPBF is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Tequesta, Florida, United States, serving the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida.
WPLG, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Miami, Florida, United States and also serving Fort Lauderdale.
WPLJ (95.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to New York City and owned by the broadcasting division of Cumulus Media.
WPVI-TV, branded as 6 ABC, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
WTRF-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is a television station licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia, United States.
WTSP, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to St. Petersburg, Florida, United States and also serving Tampa.
WTTO, virtual channel 21 (UHF digital channel 28), is a CW-affiliated television station serving Birmingham, Alabama, United States that is licensed to the suburb of Homewood.
WTVD, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Durham, North Carolina, United States and serving the Triangle region (Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill–Fayetteville).
WTVG is an ABC and CW-affiliated television station licensed to Toledo, Ohio, United States, serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
WWSB, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 24), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Sarasota, Florida, United States.
WXYT (1270 AM, branded CBS Sports Radio 1270) is a commercial radio station licensed to Detroit, Michigan broadcasting a sports talk format.
WXYZ-TV, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 41), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Detroit, Michigan, United States.
WYTV, virtual channel 33 (UHF digital channel 36), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Youngstown, Ohio, United States.
WZZM, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
The X Games is an annual extreme sports event hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN.
Yahoo! View is a video on demand service operated by Yahoo!.
Young Broadcasting, LLC was an American media company that owned or operated 12 television stations in 10 markets with a total U.S. television household coverage of 5.9%.
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County.
Yuma (Yuum) is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States.
Zorro is an American action-adventure western drama series produced by Walt Disney Productions.
1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.
1501 Broadway, also known as the Paramount Building, is a 33-story, office building.
16:9 (1.7:1) (16:9.
The 1955–56 United States network television schedule was for the period that began in September 1955 and ran through March 1956.
This was the television schedule on all three U.S. TV networks for the fall season beginning in September 1964.
This was the year that ABC and CBS began televising a majority of their prime-time programs in color, while NBC placed their final two black-and-white shows in prime time — the war drama Convoy and the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, with the latter moving to color the following season.
This was the television schedule on all three United States television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1976.
This was the television schedule on all four networks for the fall season beginning in September 1990.
This was the United States television schedule on all four commercial broadcast television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1993.
The 1994 United States broadcast television realignment consisted of a series of events, primarily involving affiliation switches between television stations, that resulted from a multimillion-dollar deal between the Fox Broadcasting Company (commonly known as simply Fox) and New World Communications, a media company that – through its then-recently formed broadcasting division – owned several VHF television stations affiliated with major broadcast television networks, primarily CBS.
This was the United States broadcast television schedule on all six commercial television networks for the Fall season beginning in September 1995.
The 1997-98 network television schedule is for United States broadcast television on all six commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1997.
The 1999–2000 United States network television schedule is for the United States broadcast television schedule on all six commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1999.
20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978.
The 2000–01 network television schedule for the six major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers prime time hours from September 2000 to August 2001.
The 2001–2002 United States network television schedule is for United States broadcast television on all six commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 2001.
The following is the 2004–05 network television schedule for the six major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States.
The following is the 2007–08 network television schedule for the six major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States.
From November 5, 2007, to February 12, 2008, all 12,000 film and television screenwriters of the American labor unions Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) went on strike.
The following is the 2008–09 network television schedule for the six major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States.
The following is the 2009–10 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States.
The following is the 2010–11 network television schedule for the five major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States.
The 2011–12 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers primetime hours from September 2011 through August 2012.
The 2012–13 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers primetime hours from September 2012 through August 2013.
The 2013–14 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers primetime hours from September 2013 to August 2014.
The 2014–15 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers primetime hours from September 2014 to August 2015.
The 2015–16 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers primetime hours from September 2015 to August 2016.
The 2016–17 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers prime time hours from September 2016 to August 2017.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, doing business as 20th Century Fox, is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (formerly Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., doing business as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is the home video distribution arm of the 20th Century Fox film studio.
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (stylized as 21st Century Fox) is an American multinational mass media corporation that is based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square in Midtown.
480i is a shorthand name for the video mode used for standard-definition analog or digital television in Caribbean, Myanmar, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Laos, Western Sahara, and most of the Americas (with the exception of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay).
66th Street is a crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan with portions on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side connected across Central Park via the 66th Street Transverse.
720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).
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