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* Creator/{{NPR}} ("Listeners like you")
* Creator/{{TBN}} (Trinity Broadcast Network).
* [=LinkTV=] (Only on [=DirecTV=], Dish and the web)
* EWTN (a Roman Catholic network, foundress Mother Angelica used to encourage viewers to "keep us between your gas and electric bills", a donation slogan that's been picked up by other hosts on the network since Mother's passing.)
* Most Christian television and radio, and religious media in general for that matter, with [[ChurchOfHappyology one big exception]].
* Canadian provincial television ([=TVOntario=] and BC's Knowledge Network).
* PBS shows do this. In 1999, a mandate was issued which requires ThankingTheViewer. ''American Masters'' happened to be already doing so at least a year prior, and some shows are really creative about it.
* Averted by BuccaneerBroadcaster Radio Caroline in the 1970s. When they tried to supplement their meagre commercial revenue with an appeal for listener donations they didn't get any. They did manage to stay on the air, though.
* WCRB, a classical music radio station out of Boston that is affiliated with that city's local Creator/{{PBS}} station, WGBH.
* Many charities or other nonprofit organizations, perhaps with help from a local TV or radio station. (This could be anything from a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public,_educational,_and_government_access public access/PEG channel]] to a local network affiliate.)
* This trope is [[InvokedTrope the entire point and intention]] of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassroots Grassroots movements]]. The idea is that since the campaigns are exclusively funded and powered by the majority of people within a given society, said movements gain direct political influence and become/generate representatives -- all for that majority's sake.
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[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Creator/{{NPR}} ("Listeners like you")
* Creator/{{TBN}} (Trinity Broadcast Network).
* [=LinkTV=] (Only on [=DirecTV=], Dish and the web)
* EWTN (a Roman Catholic network, foundress Mother Angelica used to encourage viewers to "keep us between your gas and electric bills", a donation slogan that's been picked up by other hosts on the network since Mother's passing.)
* Most Christian television and radio, and religious media in general for that matter, with [[ChurchOfHappyology one big exception]].
* Canadian provincial television ([=TVOntario=] and BC's Knowledge Network).
* PBS shows do this. In 1999, a mandate was issued which requires ThankingTheViewer. ''American Masters'' happened to be already doing so at least a year prior, and some shows are really creative about it.
* Averted by BuccaneerBroadcaster Radio Caroline in the 1970s. When they tried to supplement their meagre commercial revenue with an appeal for listener donations they didn't get any. They did manage to stay on the air, though.
* WCRB, a classical music radio station out of Boston that is affiliated with that city's local Creator/{{PBS}} station, WGBH.
* Many charities or other nonprofit organizations, perhaps with help from a local TV or radio station. (This could be anything from a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public,_educational,_and_government_access public access/PEG channel]] to a local network affiliate.)
* This trope is [[InvokedTrope the entire point and intention]] of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassroots Grassroots movements]]. The idea is that since the campaigns are exclusively funded and powered by the majority of people within a given society, said movements gain direct political influence and become/generate representatives -- all for that majority's sake.
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* Later episodes of ''WebVideo/TheGamingHistorian'' end with a female announcer stating that this show "Is made possible through our Patreon supporters. Thank you." after Norman says his SigningOffCatchPhrase.

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* Later episodes of ''WebVideo/TheGamingHistorian'' end with a female announcer stating this trope after Norman says his SigningOffCatchPhrase (and also when he doesn't end that this show "Is made possible through our Patreon supporters.way).
-->'''Female announcer:''' Funding for Gaming Historian is provided in part by supporters on Patreon.
Thank you." after Norman says his SigningOffCatchPhrase. *cue end credits*


* The ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' episode "Martha's Chair" has [[GrumpyOldMan Mrs. Demson]] see the "Viewers Like You" segment while watching ''Series/AntiquesRoadshow''. She then rudely replies "[[SarcasmMode You're welcome!]]"

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' episode "Martha's Chair" has [[GrumpyOldMan Mrs. Demson]] see the "Viewers Like You" segment while watching ''Series/AntiquesRoadshow''. She then rudely replies "[[SarcasmMode You're welcome!]]"welcome!]]" This is also an example of BitingTheHandHumor, as ''Martha Speaks'' airs on PBS itself, though on the Creator/PBSKids block, not around the same time as ''Antiques Roadshow''.


The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by financial support/contributions to your PBS station from... viewers like you." (Since November 1, 1999, they've been following this with "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").

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The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by financial support/contributions to your PBS station from... viewers like you." (Since November 1, 1999, they've been following this with "Thank you.") Odds " [[note]] If they skip right to that, it's a sign production of the program has ended and viewers are just paying for the airtime. It's implied that's what contribution money from viewers is earmarked for to start with. [[/note]]Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").


The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by financial support/contributions to your PBS station from... viewers like you." (Since November 1, 1999, they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").

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The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by financial support/contributions to your PBS station from... viewers like you." (Since November 1, 1999, they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").





















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* Every review that ''WebVideo/{{Bobsheaux}}'' does always open up with his girlfriend Raven Fox's voice saying this, before the opening sequence. Which by the way, also plugs his Patreon.
-->'''Raven Fox:''' This review is made possible with contributions from viewers like you.








* Parodied in one ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode where a show Homer is watching on PBS is interrupted by a request for donations and won't continue until a certain goal is met. Homer then goes to extensive means to raise enough money to reach the goal. At the end of that episode, we see Rupert Murdoch broadcasting his own telethon to fund Creator/{{Fox}}.

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* Parodied in one ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode where "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E15MissionaryImpossible Missionary Impossible]]", Homer gets frustrated with a PBS telethon interrupting a show Homer is watching on PBS is interrupted by a request for donations he was watching, and won't continue until calls in a certain goal is met. Homer then goes to extensive means to raise fake donation with enough money to reach end the goal. At the end of that episode, we see Rupert Murdoch broadcasting his own telethon then and there. Unfortunately for him, PBS finds out where he lives and comes to fund Creator/{{Fox}}.
collect whether he likes it or not, resulting in him getting attacked by [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]], the Series/{{Teletubbies}}, and the Series/SesameStreet characters; he runs to Reverend Lovejoy for sanctuary ("Their bloodthirsty pursuit is made possible by a grant from the Chubb Group!") and gets sent abroad as a Christian missionary. The episode is eventually revealed to be Creator/{{Fox}} itself hosting a telethon, with Bart [[HereWeGoAgain calling in a gigantic fake donation]].
-->'''Rupert Murdoch:''' You've just saved my network!\\
'''Bart:''' Wouldn't be the first time.


The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by ... viewers like you." (Since November 1, 1999, they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").

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The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by ...by financial support/contributions to your PBS station from... viewers like you." (Since November 1, 1999, they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").



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* This trope is [[InvokedTrope the entire point and intention]] of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassroots Grassroots movements]]. The idea is that since the campaigns are exclusively funded and powered by the majority of people within a given society, said movements gain direct political influence and become/generate representatives -- all for that majority's sake.


The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by ... viewers like you." (Since 1999, they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").

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The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by ... viewers like you." (Since November 1, 1999, they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").


* EWTN (a Roman Catholic network, with their very odd "[[PhantasySpelling Religious Catalouge]]" program)

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* EWTN (a Roman Catholic network, with their very odd "[[PhantasySpelling Religious Catalouge]]" program)foundress Mother Angelica used to encourage viewers to "keep us between your gas and electric bills", a donation slogan that's been picked up by other hosts on the network since Mother's passing.)


* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}

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* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}
Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}.
* Later episodes of ''WebVideo/TheGamingHistorian'' end with a female announcer stating that this show "Is made possible through our Patreon supporters. Thank you." after Norman says his SigningOffCatchPhrase.


The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by ... viewers like you." (Lately they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").

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The TropeNamer is Creator/{{PBS}}, whose stations and original programs used to be funded almost entirely by viewers. (Some stations still are.) For this reason, most PBS programs still end their acknowledgements with "Made possible by ... viewers like you." (Lately (Since 1999, they've been following this with a pause, and then "Thank you.") Odds are, fewer viewers donate than not. People usually donate to PBS not because it helps keep the station running, but because neat "gifts" get thrown in (albeit for far more than the free-market rate), and because it's the PBS equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}: [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} the sorts of programs that bring in heavy donations during pledge drives are the sorts of programs that the station will renew]]. Most of the grant money comes from airtime-hungry corporations, not-for-profit foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("A private corporation funded by [[strike:taxpayers]] the American people").


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