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10th Aug '17 6:13:34 PM mimitchi33
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One event where the EAS was ''not'' activated was, oddly enough, September 11, 2001. Within minutes of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, every radio/TV station and network capable of it (outside of kids' networks and Creator/PBS, who carried on as normal as a safe haven for children who might be traumatized by the news) had suspended its normal programming and was already broadcasting round-the-clock news on the attacks. The EAS administrators quickly realized that they had been beaten to the punch by the news media and stepped out of the way[[note]][[OrSoIHeard Or at least, that's one possible explanation]]. It's not really known why the EAS wasn't activated. Furthermore, this is just one part of one of the many possible conspiracy theories surrounding this tragic event in America's history.[[/note]]

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One event where the EAS was ''not'' activated was, oddly enough, September 11, 2001. Within minutes of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, every radio/TV station and network capable of it (outside of kids' networks and Creator/PBS, Creator/{{PBS}}, who carried on as normal as a safe haven for children who might be traumatized by the news) had suspended its normal programming and was already broadcasting round-the-clock news on the attacks. The EAS administrators quickly realized that they had been beaten to the punch by the news media and stepped out of the way[[note]][[OrSoIHeard Or at least, that's one possible explanation]]. It's not really known why the EAS wasn't activated. Furthermore, this is just one part of one of the many possible conspiracy theories surrounding this tragic event in America's history.[[/note]]
10th Aug '17 6:12:48 PM mimitchi33
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One event where the EAS was ''not'' activated was, oddly enough, September 11, 2001. Within minutes of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, every radio/TV station and network capable of it (outside of kids' networks, who carried on as normal as a safe haven for children who might be traumatized by the news) had suspended its normal programming and was already broadcasting round-the-clock news on the attacks. The EAS administrators quickly realized that they had been beaten to the punch by the news media and stepped out of the way[[note]][[OrSoIHeard Or at least, that's one possible explanation]]. It's not really known why the EAS wasn't activated. Furthermore, this is just one part of one of the many possible conspiracy theories surrounding this tragic event in America's history.[[/note]]

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One event where the EAS was ''not'' activated was, oddly enough, September 11, 2001. Within minutes of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, every radio/TV station and network capable of it (outside of kids' networks, networks and Creator/PBS, who carried on as normal as a safe haven for children who might be traumatized by the news) had suspended its normal programming and was already broadcasting round-the-clock news on the attacks. The EAS administrators quickly realized that they had been beaten to the punch by the news media and stepped out of the way[[note]][[OrSoIHeard Or at least, that's one possible explanation]]. It's not really known why the EAS wasn't activated. Furthermore, this is just one part of one of the many possible conspiracy theories surrounding this tragic event in America's history.[[/note]]
17th Jul '17 4:12:45 AM tropower
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One event where the EAS was ''not'' activated was, oddly enough, September 11, 2001. Within minutes of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, every radio/TV station and network capable of it (outside of kids' networks, who carried on as normal as a safe haven for children who might be traumatized by the news) had suspended its normal programming and was already broadcasting round-the-clock news on the attacks. The EAS administrators quickly realized that they had been beaten to the punch by the news media and stepped out of the way.

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One event where the EAS was ''not'' activated was, oddly enough, September 11, 2001. Within minutes of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, every radio/TV station and network capable of it (outside of kids' networks, who carried on as normal as a safe haven for children who might be traumatized by the news) had suspended its normal programming and was already broadcasting round-the-clock news on the attacks. The EAS administrators quickly realized that they had been beaten to the punch by the news media and stepped out of the way.
way[[note]][[OrSoIHeard Or at least, that's one possible explanation]]. It's not really known why the EAS wasn't activated. Furthermore, this is just one part of one of the many possible conspiracy theories surrounding this tragic event in America's history.[[/note]]
10th Jul '17 4:26:17 PM mimitchi33
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There is also another variant of this, usually seen on children's programming or late night anime in Japan, where the network's name will appear on the top of the screen and then text warning the viewer of an earthquake, tsunami or volcanic eruption will be displayed. On rare occasions, this will be used to display other breaking news that is not emergency-related. An example of this can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4zKGIegTuc here]], taken during an evacuation of towns nearby the Sakurajima volcano.
15th Jun '17 4:34:36 PM DavidDelony
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'''[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates USA]]:''' The first US Emergency Broadcast system was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONELRAD CONELRAD]] ([=CONtrol of ELectronic RADiation=]), intended only to warn listeners/viewers of an impending atomic attack and to make it hard for Soviet bombers to find American cities by using radio direction finding; in the event of a CONELRAD Radio Alert, stations would all change to 640 or 1240 [=KHz=] (in the US AM band). It was eventually renamed the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Broadcast_System Emergency Broadcast System]] when advances in communication and weather radar made it possible for state and local authorities to use it to disseminate information about local emergencies. Later, as alerts began to be disseminated through non-broadcast routes (cable and satellite TV, cellphones, weather radios), the system was again renamed, this time as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Alert_System Emergency Alert System,]] or EAS.

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'''[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates USA]]:''' The first US Emergency Broadcast system was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONELRAD CONELRAD]] ([=CONtrol of ELectronic RADiation=]), intended only to warn listeners/viewers of an impending atomic attack and to make it hard for Soviet bombers to find American cities by using radio direction finding; in the event of a CONELRAD Radio Alert, stations would all change to 640 or 1240 [=KHz=] (in the US AM band). Radios sold during the period often had these frequences marked with the CD logo. It was eventually renamed the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Broadcast_System Emergency Broadcast System]] when advances in communication and weather radar made it possible for state and local authorities to use it to disseminate information about local emergencies. Later, as alerts began to be disseminated through non-broadcast routes (cable and satellite TV, cellphones, weather radios), the system was again renamed, this time as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Alert_System Emergency Alert System,]] or EAS.
11th Jun '17 5:42:16 PM nombretomado
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* Website/YouTube is full of uploads of EBS/EAS tests (as well as those for other systems outside the US.) There are also clips where the sound is used as a screamer, as well as plenty of parodies, remixes, mockups, and YouTubePoop.

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* Website/YouTube is full of uploads of EBS/EAS tests (as well as those for other systems outside the US.) There are also clips where the sound is used as a screamer, as well as plenty of parodies, remixes, mockups, and YouTubePoop.WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
11th Jun '17 2:35:17 PM nombretomado
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* The intro to ''XCOMEnemyUnknown'', showing the first alien abduction, ends with a shot of many, many dead people, and the sounds of the US emergency broadcast system in the background.

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* The intro to ''XCOMEnemyUnknown'', ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', showing the first alien abduction, ends with a shot of many, many dead people, and the sounds of the US emergency broadcast system in the background.
10th Jun '17 2:33:58 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon "Termites From Mars" invokes this. Woody's TV show is interrupted for a flash that, as the title implies, termites are invading. In a scene later, a termite attaches two electric wires to Woody's beak and turns a pupil in his eyes. Woody's eyes suddenly show the guy from TV who interrupted for the news flash.

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* The ''WoodyWoodpecker'' ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon "Termites From Mars" invokes this. Woody's TV show is interrupted for a flash that, as the title implies, termites are invading. In a scene later, a termite attaches two electric wires to Woody's beak and turns a pupil in his eyes. Woody's eyes suddenly show the guy from TV who interrupted for the news flash.
4th Jun '17 8:07:24 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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--> ''[[ThisIsNotADrill This is not a test.]] This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government. Weapons of class 4 and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge. All other weapons are restricted. Government officials of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed. Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours. Police, fire, and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning until 7 a.m., when The Purge concludes. Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn. [[GodHelpUsAll May God be]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck with you all.'']] ''[[HellIsThatNoise *cue]] [[VideoGame/SilentHill Silent Hill-esque]] [[HellIsThatNoise air raid siren*]]''

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--> ''[[ThisIsNotADrill This is not a test.]] This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government. Weapons of class 4 and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge. All other weapons are restricted. Government officials of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed. Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours. Police, fire, and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning until 7 a.m., when The Purge concludes. Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn. [[GodHelpUsAll May God be]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck with you all.'']] ''[[HellIsThatNoise *cue]] [[VideoGame/SilentHill [[Franchise/SilentHill Silent Hill-esque]] [[HellIsThatNoise air raid siren*]]''
30th May '17 6:58:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesterAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "Homer Defined," when Homer's inattention to warnings that the core temperature is nearing dangerous levels results in a near meltdown, Channel 5 immediately goes on air with a news flash alerting residents to the situation and that only a couple of minutes remain before a sure nuclear explosion. Kent Brockman interviews Mr. Burns, who despite the wail of the sirens and the imminent danger to Springfield hides his nervousness as he nonchalantly assures the public that the problem will quickly be resolved and that there is no danger to the town. Reaction around Springfield is, of course, varied (for instance, the students at Springfield Elementary are huddled under their desks in anticipation of a powerful explosion while the residents at Springfield Retirement Castle turn the channel to watch ''WheelOfFortune'' [and a humorous missolve of "THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN"]).

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* ''WesterAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "Homer Defined," when Homer's inattention to warnings that the core temperature is nearing dangerous levels results in a near meltdown, Channel 5 immediately goes on air with a news flash alerting residents to the situation and that only a couple of minutes remain before a sure nuclear explosion. Kent Brockman interviews Mr. Burns, who despite the wail of the sirens and the imminent danger to Springfield hides his nervousness as he nonchalantly assures the public that the problem will quickly be resolved and that there is no danger to the town. Reaction around Springfield is, of course, varied (for instance, the students at Springfield Elementary are huddled under their desks in anticipation of a powerful explosion while the residents at Springfield Retirement Castle turn the channel to watch ''WheelOfFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' [and a humorous missolve of "THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN"]).
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