A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 10, 2011
ABCNNBCBS (ABC + CNN + NBC + CBS)

"CNNBCBS (a division of ABC)” was featured on the “Lisa’s Wedding” segment of the animated television sitcom The Simpsons, with the airdate March 19, 1995. “CNNBCBS” is CNN + NBC + CBS.

“ABCNNBCBS” (ABC + CNN + NBC + CBS) has been cited in print since at least March 7, 1995. The nicknames indicate the mainstream television broadcast media—networks that frequently report the same stories in the same ways.


Urban Dictionary
ABCNNBCBS
General term defining the mainstream propaganda news media in today’s society.
The California Wildfires were all over ABCNNBCBS, mainly pertaining only to the celebrities whose houses were nearly destroyed.
by MCMC Dec 5, 2007

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From: Patryk Silver Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 13:53:52 -0500
Local: Tues, Mar 7 1995 1:53 pm
Subject: Re: Hitler & Rush: a reply to James Glass

To anyone the least familiar with what actually passes as progressive positions, the charge that PBS and ABCNNBCBS are anything other than wholley centrist forums for noncontroversial infotainment deserves little in the way of serious consideration.

The Simpsons
Episode Guide > Season 6, Episode 19
Lisa’s Wedding Trivia and Quotes
Air Date
Sunday March 19, 1995
(...)
Moe’s patrons watch ABCNNBCBS on the bar’s television.

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From: (ESteinAZ)
Date: 19 Mar 1995 22:22:20 -0500
Local: Sun, Mar 19 1995 10:22 pm
Subject: Re: LISA’S WEDDING

It was one of the better episodes of the season. A good bounce back from a lousy episode a couple of weeks ago with The Critic. Some of the moments that were memorable were CNNBCBS (A Division of ABC) with Kent Brochman still as anchor.

Google Books
Gen X TV:
The Brady Bunch to Melrose Place

By Rob Owen
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press
1999
Pg. 65:
Back at home, Homer watched one of the 1500 cable channels, “CNNBCBS (a division of ABC),” which covered the lives of celebrities.

10 November 2002, Oakland (CA) Tribune, Deroy Murdock column:
AMERICA’S long national nightmare is nearly over. After a painful, 169-day hiatus, new episodes of “The Simpsons” finally return to Fox TV Sundays at 8 p.m. Eastern.
(...)
In another installment, Lisa envisions a 2010 newscast on “CNNBCBS, a division of ABC.”

Google Books
Globalize Liberation:
How to uproot the system and build a better world

By David B. Solnit
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books
2004
Pg. 205:
ABCNNBCBS — the increasingly blurred brand names for the same narrow stream of US corporate-filtered mass media.

Google Books
Planet Simpson:
How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation

By Chris Turner
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo
2005
Pg. 361:
Homer drags his daughter’s fiance to Moe’s Tavern, where a TV set is tuned to the news on CNNBCBS (a division of ABC).

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