ABC radio & television network
- American Broadcasting Company
- See: Ernie Anderson, Roone Arledge, Martin Bashir, Joey Bishop, Vinko Bogataj, David Brinkley, Wally Bruner, Hal Bruno, Lou Cioffi, Walt Disney, Alex Drier, Sam Donaldson, Hugh Downs, Michael Eisner, Bill Flemming, Charles Gibson, Leonard Goldenson, Keith Jackson, Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Robert Lewine, Bill Matney, Jim McKay, Edwin Noble, Paul
Rand, Frank Reynolds, Max Robinson, Elton Rule, Pierre Salinger, Diane Sawyer, Chris Schenkel, Edgar Scherick, David Schoenbrun, Bill Shadel, Andy Sidaris, Joel Siegel, Carole Simpson, Howard K. Smith, Robert Trout, Lem Tucker, Fred Van Deventer, Hal Walker, Barbara Walters.
ACLU eager advocates for the indefensible
AFL a federation of labor unions; associated with the CIO
AFL now known as the AFC; one of the two conferences of the NFL
- Armed Forces Radio and Television Service
- See: AFN (Europe), AFVN (Vietnam).
AFVN part of AFRTS
- Alternate Keyword Spelling; acronym used in this database, followed by the alternate spellings of keywords that we hope search engines will pick up on & reference
ALS neuro-muscular disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease
- See: Eddie Adams, Jason Becker, Emory Bellard, Ezzard Charles, Pete Demmerle, Pete Duranko, Bruce Edwards, Lou Gehrig, Stephen Hawking, Catfish Hunter, William S. Knowles, Bob McFadden, Charles McPhee, Charles Mingus, Richard Olney, Peggy Rea, Stanley Sadie, Nick Scdone, Morrie Schwartz, Steven Anthony Smith, Teresa Sterne, Orlando Thomas, Bob Waters, Charlie Wedemeyer.
AMPAS founded in 1927
- the Associated Press; Association of news gathering organizations
- See: Morgan Beatty, Murray Becker, Keith Fuller, Aubrey Keel, Hugh Lytle, Seth Moseley, Charles Palmer, Joe Rosenthal, Dick Smyser, Paul Vathis, Jeff Widener.
ASCII coding scheme
- acronym from American Standard Code for Information Interchange; used to represent alpha-numeric characters as a standardized binary value
- See: Robert Bemer.
- acronym from Asynchronous Transfer Mode, a method of data movement over wires
- acronym for Adenosine Tri-Phosphate, a major chemical involved in cellular energy release
- See: Dr. William McElroy.
BASIC computer programming language
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; U.S. Government agency
- See: David Koresh.
- the British Broadcasting Corporation
- See: Robin Day, Clarissa Dickson-Wright, Marin Esslin, Bernard Hepton, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Magnus Magnusson, Keith Michell, Jennifer Paterson, Nyree Dawn Porter, Lord John Reith, Ned Sheverin, Molly Sugden, Michael Williams.
- Purportedly standing for Chicago and Far Western. The fictional railroad on the Beverly Hillbillies Petticoat Junction and Green Acres tv series; it was the owner of the Hooterville Cannonball steam passenger locomotive (the line ran between Hooterville & Pixley).
- See: railroad vice president Homer Bedlow, railroad president Norman Curtis, conductor Wendall Gibbs, locomotive engineer Charley Pratt & conductor Floyd Smoot.
CBC radio and television network
CBS radio and television network
- Columbia Broadcasting System; started as the United Independent Broadcasting Co, purchased in 1928 by William S. Paley & later renamed
- See: James Aubrey, Ed Bliss, Ed Bradley, Winston Burdett, Julie Chen, Lou Cioffi, Charles Collingwood, Katie Couric, Louis Cowan, Walter Cronkite, Alan Dale, David
Dick, Charlie Douglass, Harold Dow, Bill Downs, Douglas Edwards, Eddie Einhorn, Craig Ferguson, Fred Friendly, Christopher Glenn, William Golden, Dr. Peter Goldmark, George Herman, Don
Hewitt, Dwayne Hickman, Robert Hite, Richard C. Hottelet, Arthur Judson, Marvin Kalb, Peter Kalischer, Alexander Kendrick, Isaac Kleinerman, Charles Kuralt, Perry Lafferty, Thomas Leahy, Ernest Leiser, William Leonard, Larry LeSueur, Robert Lewine, William MacPhail, John Madigan, Sean McManus, William Mercer, Sig Mickelson, Leslie Midgley, Jonny Lee Miller, Les Moonves, Roger Mudd, Edward R. Murrow, Robert Northshield, Johnny Olsen, Charles Osgood, William S. Paley, Ike Pappas, Laurens Pierce, Bob Pierpoint, George Polk, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Andy Rooney, Hughes Rudd, César Saerchinger, Robert Schakne, Chris Schenkel, Bob Schieffer, David Schoenbrun, Daniel Schorr, Eric Sevareid, Bill Shadel, William L. Shirer, Hal Simms, Bob Simon, Howard K. Smith, Lesley Stahl, Dr. Frank Stanton, Neil Strawser, Ed Sullivan, Pat Summeral, Richard Threlkeld, Laurence Tisch, Dallas Townsend, Paul Tripp, Robert Trout, Lem Tucker, Hal Walker, Mike Wallace, Joe Wershba, Paul W. White, Robert J. Wussler, Gilbert Wyland, Thomas Wyman, Arnold Zenker.
- Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. government spy house
- See: Salvador Allende, Tom Braden, George Bush, William Casey, Wild Bill Donovan, Jack Downey, Allen Dulles, Robert Gates, Sidney Gottlieb, Richard Helms, E. Howard Hunt, Robert Komer, Ngo Dinh Diem, Ngo Dinh Nhu, Leon Panetta, Francis Gary Power, Kermit Roosevelt, Harry Rositzke, Walter B. Smith, Ted Sorensen, Paris Theodore, Stansfield Turner, Vernon A. Walters & Richard S. Welch.
CIO a federation of labor unions; associated with the AFL
- Cable News Network
- See: Wolf Blitzer, Rowland Evans, John Holliman, Larry King, Robert Novak, William MacPhail, Judd Rose, Daniel Schorr, Ed Turner, Ted Turner, Robert Vito, Fareed Zakaria.
- A chemical compound (pesticide) whose full name is dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane
First synthesized in 1874 by German chemistry student Othmar Zeidler (d.6/26/1911?)
- See: Rachel Carson, Paul Muller, George J. Wallace.
ENIAC early electronic computer (1945)
- the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the main US government police agency, in charge of all doemstic spying
- See: W. Mark Felt, Louis J. Freeh, L. Patrick Gray, J. Edgar Hoover, Clarence M. Kelly, G. Gordon Liddy, Robert Maheu, John P. O'Neill, Robert K. Ressler, Clyde Tolson, Walter Walsh.
- United States government agency --- the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation --- it insures bank deposits
- See: Jesse P Wolcott.
- abbreviation for for what its worth
- See: Jack Ryan.
- International Business Machine Corporation
- See: John Backus, Robert Bemer, David Bradley, Werner Buchholz, John Cocke, Edgar F. Codd, Robert Dennard, Philip Estridge, Bob O. Evans, Herman Goldstine, Herman Hollerith, George J. Laurer, Paul Rand, Alan Shugart, Arthur K. Watson, Thomas J. Watson Sr., Thomas J. Watson Jr..
KKK a sorry-ass collection of murderous ignorant redneck peckerwood moron crackers
- Ku Klux Klan
- See: Samuel H. Bowers, Senator Robert Byrd, Bobby Frank Cherry, David Duke, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Edgar Ray Killen, Billy Wayne Posey, Cecil Price, Gary Rowe, James Ford Seale, Robert M. Shelton, William J. Simmons, J.B. Stoner, Harold von Braunhut.
KLM Royal Dutch Airline
- Koninklijke Luchtvaartmaatschappij N.V. (Royal Air Transportation Company), founded 1919
- See: Albert Plesman.
- acronym from Magnetic Ink Character Recognition; the account information found at the bottom of checks
- See: Alfred Zipf.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- See: Stephen Benton, Leo Beranek, Noam Chomsky, Weseley A. Clark, Fernando Corbató, Lee Davenport, Michael Dertouzous, Martin Deutsch, Peter A. Diamond, Lee Grodzins, Alan Guth, H. Robert Horvitz, David Huffman, H. Gobind Khorana, Steven Kirsch, Leonard Kleinrock, William Lenoir, Barbara Liskov, Edward Lorenz, Franco Modigliano, Charles Molnar, Robert Morris Jr., Philip
Morrison, Reinhold Rudenberg, Arthur Ruge, Claude Shannon, Dirk Struik, Toyoichi Tanaka, George B. Thomas Jr., Joseph Weizenbaum, Frank Wilczek.
- monosodium glutamate, the chemical food additive in Chinese food with toxic effects (flush, headache)
- See: Robert Byck.
NAACP civil rights organization
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, founded 1909
- See: Daisy Bates, Julian Bond, Johnnie Carr, W.E.B. DuBois, John H. Holmes, Benjamin Hooks, Kweisi Mfume, Mary Ovington, Jawn Sandifer, Arthur Spingarn, Mary Terrell, Channing H. Tobias & Roy Wilkins.
- North American Man/boy Love Association
a loose association of pedophiles dedicated to futt-bucking young males
- See: Ben Dover, Jerry Sandusky, David Thorstad.
NASA the United States' civilian space agency; created July 29, 1958
- National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing; founded February 1948
- See: Clifford Allison, Kurt Busch, Bill Elliot, William France, Bill France, Robbie Gordon, J.R. Hendrick, Rick Hendrick, Bobby Issac, Buckshot Jones, Alan Kulwicki, Glen Wood.
- National Broadcasting Company, a division of General Electric Corp.
- See: Morgan Beatty, Frank Blair, Frank Bourgholtzer,David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Robert Brown, Johnny Carson, John Chancellor, Al DeRogatis, Alex Drier, Ed Flesh, Reuven Frank,
John Graham, Don Harris, Don Herbert, Chet Huntley, Marvin Kalb, Floyd Kalber, Douglas Kiker, Irving R. Levine, Robert Lewine, Howie Mandel, Bill Matney, Robert McFarland, Frank McGee,
Al McGuire, Bill Monroe, Roger Mudd, Merrill Mueller, Roy Neal, Edward Noble, Jane Pauley, Tom Pettit, Stone Philips, Howard Reig, Richard Rogers, Tim Russert, Bob Saget, Maria Shriver, Brandon Tartikoff, Lem Tucker, Clifton Utley, Garrick Utley, Chris Wallace, Pat Weaver.
NFL formed August 20, 1920, in Canton, Ohio as the American Professional Football Association
- National Football League; name changed to National Football League June 24, 1922; has two conferences: AFC & NFC
- See: Bert Bell, Jay Berwanger, Sam Dana, Al Davis, Pete Demmerle, Al Dorow, Roger Goodall, Red Hickey, Gary Hogeboom, Curly Lambeau Elmer Layden, Steve McNair,
Joe Namath, Fritz Pollard, Pete Rozelle, Norm Schachter, Paul Tagliabue.
- abbreviation for New York City
- Albert Bosch
- William Bratton, Thomas J. Cavanagh, Eddie Egan, Frank Serpico, Carol Shaya
- New York City Mayors:
- Abe Beame, David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani, W.R. Grace, Ed Koch, Fiorello LaGuardia, John V. Lindsay, William O'Dwyer, Robert Wagner, Jimmy Walker
- Joe Adonis, Charles Berns, Dr. Burrill Crohn, Judge Crater, Margie Ferraro, Avery
Fisher, Hortense Gabel, Milton Gabler, Enid Haupt, John Heisman, Suzen Johnson, John Kriendler, Hilly Kristal, Fred Lebow, R.H. Macy, Typhoid Mary, Elsa Maxwell, Dinty Moore, Robert
Moses, Leo Paquin, Bridget Peixotto, Sabrina Scharf, Toots Shor, Donald Trump, Lou Walters, George Urban
PARC Xerox Corporation's
- Public Broadcasting System, the network of taxpayer supported television stations in the United States
- See: Ken Burns, Julia Child, Robert X. Cringely, Mason Daring, Arthur Vining Davis, Shelby Foote, Jim Lehrer, Robert MacNeil, Fred Roberts, Louis Rukeyser, Jeff Smith, Bob
Quantas the Australian national airline, founded in 1920
- originally Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Services, Ltd.
REMF pronounced "remph"
- derogatory expletive; sanitized version: Rear Echelon Maintenance Force; original version: Rear Echelon Mother-F**ker: a soldier in name only ... usually found at the antipodes of any conflict
- See: Harold G. Bowen, Al Gore Jr..
SCTV Second City Television
- "Saturday Night Live" television program
- See: Dan Aykroyd,
- tetrahydrocanabinol, the active chemical agent in marijuana
- See: Robert Byck.
TMZ website & tabloid tv show
- stands for the Thirty Mile Zone around Hollywood (Ground Zero for the stalkeratzie)
- See: Harvey Levin.
- Unidentified Flying Object
- See: Marshall Applewhite, ">Kenneth Arnold, Art Bell, Billy Booth, Mack Brazel, Amelia Earhart, J. Alan Hynek, Major Donald Keyhoe, Philip Klass, Robert Park, Athelstan Spilhaus.
U.N.C.L.E. fictional law enforcement organization headed by Alexander Waverly
WWF now the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)
ZOWIE fictional quasi-governmental organization headed by Lloyd C. Cramden