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  • TV Shows-News
        • Local news van outside the Simpson house. (Season 6 episode Homer Badman)
        • One of the local television stations that Sideshow Bob forces off the air with the threat of setting off a nuclear bomb. (Season 7 episode Sideshow Bob's Last Gleamings)
        • 3 Breaking News covers the birth of nine babies to a Shelbyville woman. (Season 11 episode Eight Misbehavin')
    • 3 KBRP
        • Local news team that reports on the UTREL Corporation where Barry Thomas works, whose particle physics project to accelerate a subatomic particle faster than the speed of light creates a time bounce, causing the world to re-live April 27, 1993 over and over and over.
    • 3 KNKV News
        • Local news showing Rhodey's press conference regarding the unfortunate training exercise involving an F-22 Raptor.
    • 3 News
        • Local station reporting on the telemarketers protesting RegalView, and later on Cassius equisapien video.
    • 4 News
        • Local news: Home of congressman set ablaze. Planetina sets fire to the home of a congressman with a Molotov cocktail. (Season 5 episode A Rickconvenient Mort)
    • 48 Minutes
        • News program that Abe watches when the pro football commissioner comes over: Tonight on 48 Minutes, we look at America’s number one problem: criminals who prey on elderly people who watch this program. (Season 17 episode Million-Dollar Abie)
    • 48 News WIXR
        • Local TV news team. (Season 1 episode Crocodile, Season 2 episode An Inconvenient Lie)
    • 58 RCBH News
        • Tony Galopagus from 58 RCBH News reports on the Meza León National Forest fire, the biggest wildfire of the year. (Season 5 episode A Rickconvenient Mort)
    • 7 WNF
        • Nick's girlfriend Andie Fitzgerald comes forward at a press conference.
    • Action 7 News
        • TV news team reporting on the nuclear bomb detonating in the Florida Keys.
    • America On Point
        • News program on WAHL that hires Sarah Oppenheimer instead of Bradley Jackson. (Season 1 episode In the Dark Night of the Soul It's Always 3:30 in the Morning)
    • America's Most Armed And Dangerous
        • TV show Bart and Lisa watch when Homer and Marge go out to dinner. (Season 1 episode Some Enchanted Evening)
    • America's Most Suspicious
        • TV crime show kind of like America's Most Wanted, but for suspicious people. Hosted by Danny Bonnaducci. (Episode Dennis Miller)
    • Back Story with Beth Nielson
        • Kelly and Brenda discuss Beverly Hills high school life with a tabloid-TV show. (Season 3 episode The Back Story)
    • Bite Back With Kent Brockman And His Channel 6 Consumer Watchdog
        • TV news segment featuring expose on Kwik-E-Mart. (Season 5 episode Homer and Apu)
    • Cal 11 News Tonight
        • Local news station.
    • Canadian News and Lost Mitten Update
        • Canadian news report on the arrest of Homer and his friends for smuggling drugs out of Canada. (Season 16 episode Midnight Rx)
    • Channel 04
        • Local news team that reports on the star Hamil going nova.
    • Channel 17
        • TV station with local news from CSEN Pre-Fight press conference (Episode Boarding Group One)
    • Channel 19
        • TV news microphone at Rhodey's press conference regarding the unfortunate training exercise involving an F-22 Raptor.
    • Channel 2 New record added 9/18/2021
        • After Bob appears on The Ruth Corley Show, several news outlets reach out for interviews, including Mitch from the Channel 3 Happy News Team, the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Channel 7 and Channel 2. (Season 4 episode Who is Mr. X?)
        • Local news crew at The City district court for Destoyo's trial. (Episode The Tick vs. Justice)
        • TV channel that reports on the Alien Invasion: Scary aliens have arrived to torment. (Season 4 episode Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri)
    • Channel 3
        • Local news crew at The City district court for Destoyo's trial. (Episode The Tick vs. Justice)
        • Local news program on the slightly more futuristic version of Earth that the group visits.
        • Local news program that reports on three of the most infamous outlaws in the history of American crime.
        • News team outside the St. Louis quarantine zone. (Season 1 episode Respect Your Purpose)
    • Channel 3 Happy News Team New record added 9/18/2021
        • After Bob appears on The Ruth Corley Show, several news outlets reach out for interviews, including Mitch from the Channel 3 Happy News Team, the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Channel 7 and Channel 2. (Season 4 episode Who is Mr. X?)
    • Channel 32
        • TV station with local news report: Life may be possible on the planet Gliese 581, 22 light years away.
    • Channel 4
        • Local news crew that reports on NORAD's full-scale nuclear alert following David's first game: "A spokesman places blame on a computer malfunction."
        • Reporter Laura Sanchez reports on Project Mayhem's attack on Parker Morris building. Angel Face thinks she's hot.
    • Channel 4 Eyewitness News
        • Local news crew in Pawnee. (Season 2 episode Practice Date, Season 2 episode Telethon, Season 3 episode Road Trip)
    • Channel 4 Morning News
        • Boston news anchor Alaina Pinto was fired by station WHDH for appearing in the movie as a news anchor for a fictional Boston TV station, Channel 4 Morning News, and host of the morning show Wake Up, Boston.
    • Channel 6 New record added 9/29/2021
        • News team at press conference for Presidential challenger Senator Gray Edwards, campaigning in Chattanooga.
    • Channel 7 New record added 9/18/2021
        • After Bob appears on The Ruth Corley Show, several news outlets reach out for interviews, including Mitch from the Channel 3 Happy News Team, the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Channel 7 and Channel 2. (Season 4 episode Who is Mr. X?)
    • Channel 73
        • News report on a TV inside Moonatic Electronics about the impending arrival of the South American spider wasp swarm, a hybrid creature created in a Venezuelan lab as potential form of pest control. (Season 1 episode Summer of Love)
    • Channel 8 On the Spot News
        • Reporter Sheena Rogers covers the return of the heroes in Central Park. (Issue #141 Blind Justice)
    • Channel 99 News
        • TV news team following Lionel Luthor at the courthouse. (Season 3 episode Covenant)
    • City News 17
        • Local news crew in The City, from various episodes. Features reporters Sally Vacuum and Brian Pinhead. (episode Armless But Not Harmless)
    • CKET 4
        • Local news team that interviews Julian after the Lions Gate University demonstration that turned violent when a cop shot three students in episode A Minute Changes Everything. "Where's my outrage? Where's yours?"
    • A Closer Look with Chris Hansen
        • TV news program featuring a dramatization of Butcher murdering Vought Vice President Madelyn Stillwell. (Season 2 episode The Big Ride)
    • Consumer Patrol
        • TV show Rebecca goes on to complain about the Lady Baldy, a women's electronic device used to pull leg hairs out by the root (Season 8 episode 23 The Ghost and Mrs. Lebec)
    • The Cower Hour
        • TV show that airs at 9pm - advertised on the Clife celebrity news channel.
    • Crime Stoppers
        • TV show that asks viewers to hunt down dangerous felons for a buck (Season 4 episode Wanted Dead or Alive)
    • Criminals At Large
        • TV show Carla watches (Season 8 episode 4 How to Marry a Mailman)
    • Cutesy Name News
        • News program featuring Uncle Nibbles reporting on the horrific figure known to children as Floaty blood man. (Season 4 episode Never Ricking Morty)
    • Cutting Edge
        • TV news show similar to Hard Copy on WCPK-TV Channel 4 that does a story on Hawkins following the Battle of Starcourt Mall. (Season 3 episode Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt)
    • Dateline: Murder In A Van
        • Joke Jordan makes about Dateline. Jordan: "They should really call that show Dateline: Murder in a Van." (Episode Charlie, Lacey and the Danger Plumber)
    • Datenight
        • Tonight on Datenight: Popplers. Eating them. Is it alright to? We have with us the CEO of Fishy Joe's, Mr. "Fishy" Joseph Gilman. (episode The Problem with Popplers)
    • Dunder Mifflin Action News
        • Joke Dwight makes when he and Michael are staking out the owner of Dunder Mifflin's house. (Season 3 episode Branch Closing)
    • Eagle News
        • Breaking News report on Eagle News: HOUSE DEADLOCKED ON STIMULUS DURING CIVIL UNREST (Season 1 episode By Dawn's Early Light)
    • Eye On Springfield
        • Local TV news show, starring Kent Brockman. (Season 3 episode Flaming Moe's, Season 4 episodes Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie, Whacking Day, Season 5 The Last Temptation of Homer, Homer Loves Flanders, Season 6 episode A Star is Burns, Season 8 episode My Sister, My Sitter) Kent Brockman interviews Rainier Wolfcastle. (Season 14 episode The Strong Arms of the Ma)
    • Eye On The Town
        • News show that airs a news story titled "The Japanese Trade Imbalance: What do women in bikinis think about it" (Season 2 episode Working My Way Back to You)
    • Eye On Toxic Waste
        • TV show on UHF's Fall Schedule.
    • Eyewitness 3
        • Local TV news that reports on the crisis at St. Ambrose Hospital: " Chaos in the Streets" (Season 4 episode The Great Leap Forward)
    • Firing Point With Diana Bolton
        • TV news show seen in various season 3 episodes. Julian appears on it as a guest in episode A Minute Changes Everything. The show and TV station are attacked by Liber8 in episode 30 Minutes to Air. Julian and Dillon are on the show together in episode So Do Our Minutes Hasten. Alec appears as a guest on the eve of the Halo launch in the last episode of season 3, called "Last Minute"
    • Frank Brand Live
        • TV news show, Simone's first televised interview (conducted remote, of course)
    • FTG 8
        • News team at the President's press conference. (Season 5 episode A Current Affair)
    • Grizzly 3 News
        • Local news program in Grizzly Lake featuring Monica Lafontaine.
    • In the Moment News
        • News program that airs segment called The Superman Question, featuring filmmaker Vikram Gandh, seen while Superman saves girl in Juarez. www.inthemomentnews.com.
    • Just Before Dawn
        • TV program mentioned at the end of the Montag manhunt news report: "The search is over. Montag is dead. A crime against society has been avenged. We now take you to the Sky Room of the Hotel Lux for a half hour of Just Before Dawn…"
    • KAEF-TV
        • Sam announces his search for the monkey on Northstate News on KAEF-TV, TV station in Santa Rosa, California.
    • KBSD9
        • Local news report: DEATH CULT SURVIVORS ESCAPE, RECOUNT BIZARRE STORY.
    • KCAV 3
        • TV station in Albuquerque. Everybody at Walt's birthday party watches coverage of Hank's DEA Meth lab seizure. (Pilot episode) Report on meth lab seizure. (Season 2 episode Negro Y Azul) News report: New life for Phoenix Lander? (Season 2 episode Phoenix) Reporter comes out to the house to interview Flynn for building the SaveWalterWhite.com website. (Season 2 episode ABQ)
    • KDEK News
        • Arturo's counterpart - the real Sheriff of San Francisco in the world where the Americans lost the Revolutionary War hosts a talk show called Talk Back on KDEK News. (Season 1 episode The Prince of Wails)
    • KFTZ News 2
        • TV news in Shawn's vision of the future. (Season 3 episode The Starzl Mutation)
    • KGAB 5
        • Local news crew follows Wade to the other sliders for their next slide on the truth collar world. (Season 2 episode In Dino Veritas)
    • KHGF News 57
        • TV news van outside the Dunne residence. "Your best news source"
    • KPAZ 54
        • Local TV news featuring lead story: Comet impacts sun: Record breaking solar flares. (Season 3 episode Perry)
    • KPAZ News
        • TV news team following Lionel Luthor at the courthouse. (Season 3 episode Covenant)
    • KPIX
        • Local news team that reports on the situation in Cedar Creek, California.
    • KRLO 41
        • News reporting on the bombing of Flight #221. (Season 1 episode 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM)
    • KSFG-TV Action News
        • TV crew that covers the end of the world on the Combine world. (Season 5 episode The Unstuck Man)
    • KYAP 17
        • Local news reporter at Hurley's house. (Season 1 episode Numbers)
    • KZXP 21
        • TV news team following Lionel Luthor at the courthouse. (Season 3 episode Covenant)
    • Let's Be Frank With Frank Cody
        • TV news show hosted by conspiracy theorist Frank Cody.
    • Medical Minute With Dr. Tom Leeds
        • TV news show segment that Frasier auditions for (Season 6 episode Good Grief)
    • Monster News
        • There's an advertisement for Monster News at the Monsters Inc. "Mike and Sulley to the Rescue" attraction at Disney California Adventure. "The #1 Newscast in Monstropolis", "Winner of 13 Screamy Awards"
    • Municipal Round Table
        • Public affairs TV program that gets interrupted by a football game when Homer stays home and the rest of the Simpsons go to church. (Season 4 Homer the Heretic)
    • My Two Cents
        • TV news segment featuring Kent Brockman. (Season 3 episodes Homer Defined, the Otto Show, Season 4 episodes Mr. Plow, Krusty Gets Kancelled, Season 5 episode Bart's Inner Child, Bart Gets an Elephant)
    • Network 4
        • TV news playing on the TV in the abandoned house where Crichton and his friends from outer space hang out while in Earth in the past. (Season 4 episode Terra Firma)
    • News 20
        • There's a big rally for Governor Schick covered by News 20 at City Square on the racial purity world. "America for Americans" (Season 4 episode California Reich)
    • News 28 Live
        • TV news.
        • Coverage of the deadly flu. (Season 1 episode Tuesday's Child)
        • News team outside the St. Louis quarantine zone. (Season 1 episode Respect Your Purpose)
        • Charlotte's press conference. (Season 1 episode Talking Hurts)
    • News 4
        • Local TV crew on the clone world. (Season 4 episode My Brother's Keeper)
    • News Now
        • TV news team following Lionel Luthor at the courthouse. (Season 3 episode Covenant)
    • News On Parade Corporation News
        • News presented by the News On Parade Corporation, bringing you the world of current events. (Season 5 episode $pringfield Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
    • News On The March
        • The fake-out newsreel that begins the movie, and it includes wily duplications of all the March of Time trademarks, including the white-on-black transitional title cards, the wall-to-wall musical score and the bombastic narration.
    • Newsreaders
        • Fictional TV news show from various episodes (Season 2 episode 6 The End of the Middle, Season 3 episode 14 Newsreaders)
    • Newstone News
        • An old black and white TV news program Jay and his family watch about the year 1953 (Season 1 episode A Little Deb Will Do Ya). Also played at Jay's parents' anniversary party (Season 2 episode Frankie and Ellie Get Lost)
    • No, You're Wrong with Mike Patterson
        • TV news show that blasts Leslie's decision to skip the Pie-Mary. (Season 7 episode Pie-Mary)
    • Northstate News
        • Sam announces his search for the monkey on Northstate News on KAEF-TV, TV station in Santa Rosa, California.
    • O.C. Can You Say
        • TV Show where the Bluth family will receive their Family of the Year award - tits, teeth, public affairs, ass, some light interviews, according to GOB. (Season 5 episode Everyone Gets Atrophy)
    • On The Scene News
        • TV News station in Florida (episode 1: I Haven't Told You Everything)
    • Raccoon City Breaking News
        • Local news team van in Raccoon City, the city above the Umbrella Corporation's underground Hive facility, seen in flashback.
    • SBN News
        • TV news team at press conference. (Season 5 episode A Thousand Deaths)
    • SFN Channel 43 News
        • On the world where Rembrandt's counterpart was the King, SFN Channel 43 News anchor Penny Jenson interrupts an alternate version of Gilligan's Island called Skipper's Island for a special bulletin: "Friday will mark the eight year anniversary of the tragic death of Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, the undisputed king of rock and roll.” (Season 1 episode The King is Back)
    • Smartline
        • Late night panel discussion show with host Kent Brockman. (Season 2 episode Itchy & Scratchy & Marge, Season 3 episode Bart's Friend Falls in Love, Season 4 episode Last Exit to Springfield, Season 5 episode Homer the Vigilante)
        • Kent Brockman reports on companies eliminating prescription drug plans, including the Springfield Nuclear Plant. (Season 16 episode Midnight Rx)
        • Kent Brockman reports on the new epidemic raging through Springfield, and this one didn't start with Krusty Burger's Whatchamacarcass Sandwich, which Krusty claims was made with non-diseased meat from diseased animals. (Season 16 episode There's Something About Marrying)
    • Snap News Daily
        • Snap News Daily reports on Panera’s Aeon, breaking first weekend attendance records. It's the first digital afterlife to offer Las Vegas style entertainment and gambling. (Season 1 episode Welcome to Upload)
    • Society of Effed!
        • Colby from Squalor News runs into Tahani Al-Jamil at the Bardo Monastery, while filming a new show about poverty, drug lords, gun running, weird-ass restaurants, skateboarding and genocide, called Society of Effed! (Season 3 episode Everything is Bonzer)
    • Squalor News
        • Colby from Squalor News runs into Tahani Al-Jamil at the Bardo Monastery, while filming a new show about poverty, drug lords, gun running, weird-ass restaurants, skateboarding and genocide, called Society of Effed! (Season 3 episode Everything is Bonzer)
    • The Talbot Report
        • Marge's old friend from high school Chloe Talbot returns to Springfield, now a reporter for Global News Network, and host other own hews show The Talbot Report. "Tonight: Chloe interview Bob Dylan." (Season 16 episode She Use to be My Girl)
    • Top Story
        • Television News Show with host Robert Hawkins (Kelsey Grammar). Tagline: Hard to believe... watch.
    • WBXW 16
        • Local news crew present when Cory Ellison speaks to the press. (Season 1 episode In the Dark Night of the Soul It's Always 3:30 in the Morning)
    • WDHB Action Central News
        • Reporter Lew Lenders reports from Dorry's Tavern not he mass hysteria that afflicted the town of Kingston Falls on Christmas Eve.
    • Westview 9
        • Wanda watches local TV news report on football game between Westview and Rochelle. (Season 1 episode Breaking the Fourth Wall)
    • WGC 2
        • Local news team in Gotham City that reports on the death of Murray Franklin.
    • WGVO 2
        • Local news crew present when Cory Ellison speaks to the press. (Season 1 episode In the Dark Night of the Soul It's Always 3:30 in the Morning)
    • Yesterday's News
        • News segment featuring a story on a washed-up Her Simpson, a brief celebrity stint after bowling a perfect game. (Season 11 episode Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder)

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