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13th Nov '16 5:39:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in the pilot of ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' where every news channel is covering the show's producer's outburst on live TV about the crappy state of today's television landscape. It actually uses this to mock the quick formation of memes as every single reporter independently latches onto an analogy to the famous "I'm mad as hell" scene from ''Film/{{Network}}''.

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* Used in the pilot of ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' where every news channel is covering the show's producer's outburst on live TV about the crappy state of today's television landscape. It actually uses this to mock the quick formation of memes as every single reporter independently latches onto an analogy to the famous "I'm mad as hell" scene from ''Film/{{Network}}''.



* A version of this was seen on ''TheWeekenders'', where Tish, angry that her friends have started using her name as a slang word, flips through the channels and discovers that every channel has some reference to "Tishing". (An advertiser is heard to say "It's [[{{Crunchtastic}} Tishtastic]]!")

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* A version of this was seen on ''TheWeekenders'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', where Tish, angry that her friends have started using her name as a slang word, flips through the channels and discovers that every channel has some reference to "Tishing". (An advertiser is heard to say "It's [[{{Crunchtastic}} Tishtastic]]!")
13th Nov '16 5:38:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a montage covering Lightning [=McQueen=]'s disappearance, including a tiny Kei car with huge anime-esque eyes jabbering in Japanese, and an appearance by [[LenoDevice Jay Limo]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'': While walking home from school, the titular girls stop in front of an electronics store and see several [=TVs=], each on a different channel but all covering similar stories about them destroying Townsville. Shortly after they walk away, every TV switches to [[WeInterruptThisProgram the same emergency broadcast]] of Professor Utonium being thrown in jail.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a montage covering Lightning [=McQueen=]'s disappearance, including a tiny Kei car with huge anime-esque eyes jabbering in Japanese, and an appearance by [[LenoDevice Jay Limo]].



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Movie'': While walking home from school, the titular girls stop in front of an electronics store and see several [=TVs=], each on a different channel but all covering similar stories about them destroying Townsville. Shortly after they walk away, every TV switches to [[WeInterruptThisProgram the same emergency broadcast]] of Professor Utonium being thrown in jail.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Movie'': While walking home from school, the titular girls stop in front of an electronics store and see several [=TVs=], each on a different channel but all covering similar stories about them destroying Townsville. Shortly after they walk away, every TV switches to [[WeInterruptThisProgram the same emergency broadcast]] of Professor Utonium being thrown in jail.
13th Nov '16 5:37:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CrocodileDundee 3'' has this straight up. Mick is on the freeway when he spots a "cat" next to the road. He stops to pick it up, causing traffic to stop. Then people start speculating what is happening, until someone misunderstands and thinks its a bomb. The police and bomb squad show up, only to find Mick carrying a ''skunk'' towards them. When he gets home, he turns on the TV to find himself the news. Desperately [[YourTelevisionHatesYou trying to hide his guilt]], he turns half a dozen TV channels, all covering this same story. Finally, he turns off the TV, exclaiming nothing good is on.

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* ''CrocodileDundee 3'' ''Film/CrocodileDundeeInLosAngeles'' has this straight up. Mick is on the freeway when he spots a "cat" next to the road. He stops to pick it up, causing traffic to stop. Then people start speculating what is happening, until someone misunderstands and thinks its a bomb. The police and bomb squad show up, only to find Mick carrying a ''skunk'' towards them. When he gets home, he turns on the TV to find himself the news. Desperately [[YourTelevisionHatesYou trying to hide his guilt]], he turns half a dozen TV channels, all covering this same story. Finally, he turns off the TV, exclaiming nothing good is on.
14th Jul '16 10:15:16 PM LaptopGuy
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* The U.S. Presidential Election is always going to dominate the news cycle in every leap year. Even when there are other big stories in the news cycle, the election is almost always front and center. Only mass shootings, deadly terrorist attacks, and major natural disasters will take precedence over election coverage. When ''that'' happens, the political reactions of the presidential candidates are still covered to build fuel for both stories.
12th Jul '16 6:30:50 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.

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* Can In the U.S. this can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.
12th Jul '16 6:30:16 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.
1st Jul '16 8:36:03 AM gewunomox
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* [[http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html This brilliant promo]] for a Creator/BobDylan compilation lets you flip through 16 channels at your leisure, from news to reality TV to fake movies, and on every show the performers are simultaneously miming along to "Like A Rolling Stone".

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* [[http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html This brilliant promo]] for a Creator/BobDylan Music/BobDylan compilation lets you flip through 16 channels at your leisure, from news to reality TV to fake movies, and on every show the performers are simultaneously miming along to "Like A Rolling Stone".
25th Apr '16 11:17:43 PM aye_amber
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--> '''TheSmiths''': ...Panic on the streets of London...

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--> '''TheSmiths''': ...'''Music/TheSmiths''': ...Panic on the streets of London...
7th Apr '16 7:44:40 PM dmcreif
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* The trope appears in ''Film/{{Speed}}'', when Dennis Hopper's character is watching several news channels at once, all covering the runaway bus. He muses, after detonating a secondary bomb and watching the reactions, "Interactive TV, Jack! The wave of the future, eh?"

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* The trope appears in ''Film/{{Speed}}'', when Dennis Hopper's character Howard Payne is watching several news channels at once, all covering the runaway bus. He muses, after detonating a secondary bomb and watching the reactions, "Interactive TV, Jack! The wave of the future, eh?"



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a montage covering Lightning [=McQueen=]'s disappearance, including a tiny Kei car with huge anime-esque eyes jabbering in Japanese, and an appearance by [[LenoDevice "Jay Limo"]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a montage covering Lightning [=McQueen=]'s disappearance, including a tiny Kei car with huge anime-esque eyes jabbering in Japanese, and an appearance by [[LenoDevice "Jay Limo"]].Jay Limo]].



** Subverted in the episode "The Sound of Drums", [[spoiler:where Mr Saxon flicks through various channels reporting on the upcoming First Contact, before finally settling down to watch ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.]]

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** Subverted in the episode "The Sound of Drums", [[spoiler:where Mr Saxon the Master flicks through various channels reporting on the upcoming First Contact, before finally settling down to watch ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.]]



** There are plenty of less-than-important stories that get wall-to-wall coverage as well. In fact, less-than-important stories seem to get more wall-to-wall coverage than important ones.
*** This came with the rise of round-the-clock news coverage. They have hours of news to fill, so they tend to repeat themselves quite a bit. Shows with sensationalist leanings, such as Nancy Grace, are even worse; that woman can get a solid six month's worth of shows out of one news event.

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** There *There are plenty of less-than-important stories that get wall-to-wall coverage as well. In fact, less-than-important stories seem to get more wall-to-wall coverage than important ones.
*** ** This came with the rise of round-the-clock news coverage. They have hours of news to fill, so they tend to repeat themselves quite a bit. Shows with sensationalist leanings, such as Nancy Grace, are even worse; that woman can get a solid six month's worth of shows out of one news event.



* Music/MichaelJackson's death has become a "too true" example of a single story dominating several stations at once, and far beyond the expected TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks. The night of his death, NBC, ABC, and CBS scrapped most of their prime time schedules for tribute shows/news coverage. (Fox stuck with a ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' live show, but there was a tribute to him at the top of the program. A few days later, Fox aired a rerun of an ''Series/AmericanIdol'' episode from the past season that was themed around Michael Jackson songs.) Music video channels, even NetworkDecay victims like MTV, flooded the airwaves with loops of his videos. All in all, the coverage of his death, memorial service, etc. took up almost a month of round the clock coverage, even ignoring major global events like the revolts in Iran and a coup in Latin America.

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* Music/MichaelJackson's The death has become of Music/MichaelJackson became a "too true" example of a single story dominating several stations at once, and far beyond the expected TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks. The night of his death, NBC, ABC, and CBS scrapped most of their prime time schedules for tribute shows/news coverage. (Fox stuck with a ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' live show, but there was a tribute to him at the top of the program. A few days later, Fox aired a rerun of an ''Series/AmericanIdol'' episode from the past season that was themed around Michael Jackson songs.) Music video channels, even NetworkDecay victims like MTV, flooded the airwaves with loops of his videos. All in all, the coverage of his death, memorial service, etc. took up almost a month of round the clock coverage, even ignoring major global events like the revolts in Iran and a coup in Latin America.



* At least in the United States, there will always be some channels which probably wouldn't change their programming even at TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The Creator/CartoonNetwork is going to show their cartoons, the Food Channel is going to be baking a cake, and ''Series/SesameStreet'' is going to sing a song about sharing. That said, if something ''really'' serious goes down, the [[EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Alert System]] would take over all the [=TVs=]. That said, the 9/11 attacks proved a rare exception; the coverage was so widespread in fact, that a lot of the kids' networks such as CN deliberately ''didn't'' change their schedules so kids would have ''something'' safe to watch. Meanwhile, the Food Network broadcast a memorial graphic and nothing else. The attacks didn't alter the Street, but a storyline was aired about a fire at Hooper's Store about a year afterward. (''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had a similar storyline.) A lot of networks (especially networks that broadcast nothing but pre-recorded shows) were operated completely automatically back then. The only person on site might have been a lone security guard. It never occurred to the owners that there ''could'' be a national emergency serious enough to affect broadcasting but not serious enough for broadcasting not to matter. Nowadays most networks have at least one operator on duty in Master Control whenever they're on air for this exact reason.
** Speaking of emergency broadcasting, while a national emergency such as September 11 was the kind of event -- short of a nuclear war -- that the Emergency Alert/Broadcast System was created for, the EAS administrators decided not to issue an Emergency Action Alert (which would have compelled all broadcasters to transmit important news and information on the emergency at the demand of the government) because they quickly realized they would be redundant and counter-productive -- the broadcast networks and nearly every TV station of any type (as mentioned above, barring some kids' channels) had all already shifted to a round-the clock coverage of the attacks, ''and'' the EAS system could only carry audio simulcast from a radio station (thus, making it easier for the President to speak directly to the media instead)
* Anything to do with the [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]] is serious business due to their international prominence as leader of the Catholic faith, and if anything significant that happens to the Pope--especially if they step down (Pope Benedict XVI) or die (Pope John Paul II), ''every'' channel will cover the reaction and (if necessary) the funeral. Then the news channels begin to hype up the conclave by profiling every papal candidate, putting up a picture-in-picture cam of the smoke stack on the Sistine Chapel, and debating what color the smoke is. When the decision is made, every network promptly drops everything again.

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* At least in the United States, there will always be some channels which probably wouldn't change their programming even at TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The Creator/CartoonNetwork is going to show their cartoons, the Food Channel is going to be baking a cake, and ''Series/SesameStreet'' is going to sing a song about sharing. That said, if something ''really'' serious goes down, the [[EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Alert System]] would take over all the [=TVs=]. That said, the 9/11 attacks proved a rare exception; the coverage was so widespread in fact, that a lot of the kids' networks such as CN deliberately ''didn't'' change their schedules so kids would have ''something'' safe to watch. Meanwhile, the Food Network broadcast a memorial graphic and nothing else. The attacks didn't alter the Street, but a storyline was aired about a fire at Hooper's Store about a year afterward. (''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had a similar storyline.) A lot of networks (especially networks that broadcast nothing but pre-recorded shows) were operated completely automatically back then. The only person on site might have been a lone security guard. It never occurred to the owners that there ''could'' be a national emergency serious enough to affect broadcasting but not serious enough for broadcasting not to matter. Nowadays most networks have at least one operator on duty in Master Control whenever they're on air for this exact reason.
** Speaking of emergency broadcasting, while a national emergency such as September 11 9/11 was the kind of event -- short of a nuclear war -- that the Emergency Alert/Broadcast System was created for, the EAS administrators decided not to issue an Emergency Action Alert (which would have compelled all broadcasters to transmit important news and information on the emergency at the demand of the government) because they quickly realized they would be redundant and counter-productive -- the broadcast networks and nearly every TV station of any type (as mentioned above, barring some kids' channels) had all already shifted to a round-the clock coverage of the attacks, ''and'' the EAS system could only carry audio simulcast from a radio station (thus, making it easier for the President to speak directly to the media instead)
* Anything to do with the [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]] UsefulNotes/ThePope is serious business due to their his international prominence as leader of the Catholic faith, and if anything significant that happens to the Pope--especially if they step down (Pope Benedict XVI) or die (Pope John Paul II), ''every'' channel will cover the reaction and (if necessary) the funeral. Then the news channels begin to hype up the conclave by profiling every papal candidate, putting up a picture-in-picture cam camera of the smoke stack on the Sistine Chapel, and debating what color the smoke is. When the decision is made, every network promptly drops everything again.
2nd Apr '16 11:31:58 AM nombretomado
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* This happens frequently on the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series. During episodes where aliens or creatures attempt to invade Earth, fictional news broadcasts ([[NewscasterCameo usually BBC News]]) will be shown explaining the situation and worldwide reaction to the event. In the episode "Army of Ghosts", the Doctor is shown at one point flipping through TV channels, which are all devoted in some way to the regular appearances of the ghosts -- not just on the news, but on talk shows, T-shirts, and even ''{{Eastenders}}''. Similarly, in "Aliens of London", the crashed spaceship is the hot topic on all news channels, and also ''Series/BluePeter'' (which is showing kids how to make a model of it). This happened as recently as the episode "The Sontaran Strategem".

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* This happens frequently on the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series. During episodes where aliens or creatures attempt to invade Earth, fictional news broadcasts ([[NewscasterCameo usually BBC News]]) will be shown explaining the situation and worldwide reaction to the event. In the episode "Army of Ghosts", the Doctor is shown at one point flipping through TV channels, which are all devoted in some way to the regular appearances of the ghosts -- not just on the news, but on talk shows, T-shirts, and even ''{{Eastenders}}''.''Series/EastEnders''. Similarly, in "Aliens of London", the crashed spaceship is the hot topic on all news channels, and also ''Series/BluePeter'' (which is showing kids how to make a model of it). This happened as recently as the episode "The Sontaran Strategem".
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