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

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Entry from October 13, 2010
Nothing But Crap (NBC nickname)

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) began in 1926 and is headquartered at the GE Building in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. Critics have said that “NBC” stands for “Nothing But Crap” (cited in print since at least 1989). The network “MSNBC” has been called “Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap” by some critics since at least January 2010.


Wikipedia: NBC
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City’s Rockefeller Center with additional major offices in Burbank, California. It is sometimes referred to as the “Peacock Network” due to its stylized peacock logo, created originally for color broadcasts.

Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC was the first major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE), with GE’s $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. GE had previously owned RCA and NBC until 1930, when it had been forced to sell the company as a result of antitrust charges. After the acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was Bob Wright, until he retired, giving his job to Jeff Zucker. The network is currently part of the media company NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric, which, on December 1, 2009, purchased the remaining 20% stake of NBC Universal which it did not already own from Vivendi. On December 3, 2009, Comcast announced it will purchase a 51% stake of NBC Universal.

NBC is available in an estimated 112 million households, 98.6% of those with televisions. NBC has 10 owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States and its territories.

3 February 1989, Miami (FL) Herald, “UNSUB: What a way to waste a good idea,” pg. 1B:
NBC, a network whose initials are increasingly coming to stand for Nothing But Crap, tonight gives us the premiere of UNSUB, (channels 4 and 5),

Google Groups: rec.arts.tv.soaps
Newsgroups: rec.arts.tv.soaps
From: (nosliW .A yllaS)
Date: 17 Mar 1994 19:53:20 GMT
Local: Thurs, Mar 17 1994 2:53 pm
Subject: DOOL: TAN: Save DOOL and NBC

With that we can start work to save not only DULL but Nothing But Crap (i.e. NBC).

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Newsgroups: alt.tv.seinfeld
From: (FIREFIGHTER BILL MCNULTY)
Date: 24 Oct 1994 22:11:27 GMT
Local: Mon, Oct 24 1994 5:11 pm
Subject: Re: ABC vs. NBC

>Dear pathetic fans of Seinfeld,
> I submit to you that the comedies of ABC clearly surpass anything
>that NBC has to offer, especially the vastly over rated show Seinfeld.
>The progrqams on ABC have more in common with regular middle class
>Americans than the Nothing But Crap network and therefore have better
>comedic situations occuring in everyday situations. 

13 August 1996, Toronto (Ontario) Star, Letter to the Editor, pg. A12:
The Olympic coverage on NBC (Nothing But Crap) bears this out.

Google Books
Rage of Spirits
By Noel Hynd
New York, NY: Kensington Books
1997
Pg. 247:
NBC— Nothing But Crap

22 December 1999, Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), “133 years in dog time for Hatch press secretary”:
Smith said Hatch was so furious at the questions that he marched to the Senate floor where he gave a speech saying NBC stood for “Nothing But Crap.”

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