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Broadcast holodisk (inventory name) or Sierra Depot GNN transcript (Pip-Boy name) is a holodisk in Fallout 2.

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Galaxy News Network
Transcript of Broadcast January 11, 2073
Today's top story on GNN. In a financial coup, the US managed to be the first to tap the world's last remaining supply of oil. Until recently this reserve of oil was thought to be unattainable due to the deposit being located thousands of feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. With the world's supply of oil nearing depletion, a race to be the first to create a method to extract this deposit ensued. We at the GNN are proud to announce that US is the first to do so and thus claim the oil as property of the United States. Way to go US!

China cries foul as news of the success circulates around the globe. According to President Xin of China, their drilling platform project was scheduled for completion months before the US project, however the Chinese platform had a string of unfortunate accidents delaying their project significantly. President Xin is also quoted in saying that he has definitive proof that the US was behind the sabotage of their oil platform and formally requests that an international panel be appointed to investigate.

In other news, riots rock the nation as gasoline prices skyrocket to all time highs. Records were broken as the price of gas surpassed the current rate of gold bullion.

Here at home, the winter temperature is a chilly 100-110F with lows reaching a freezing 90F along the coast. Dress warmly today!

Galaxy News Network
Transcript of Broadcast June 24, 2074
Negotiations between the US and other world powers has come to a dramatic end, with the President walking out of oil talks with the other world powers. After a much heated debate, the President stormed out of the meeting and declared that the last known supply of petroleum will be used exclusively by the US and the US will not sell or trade any oil to outside parties. Threats of UN sanctions fall on deaf ears.

Industry screeches to a halt across the globe as oil reserves are depleted. The cries of the desperate, however, do not fall upon deaf ears as exports from the US increase twentyfold despite UN sanctions. The US economy is seeing it's greatest growth since the Reagan Era.

Galaxy News Network
Transcript of Broadcast February 14, 2075
History was made today as Canada, by popular demand of its citizens, agreed to be annexed by the US. The President is quoted as saying, "Canada is one of the world's greatest sources of hockey players" and will be a welcome addition to the U.S. In return, sources say Canada will receive a full 10% of the world's remaining supply of oil, controlled exclusively by the US, as well as a 50% reduction in taxes since they now fall under US tax laws.

In sports today, the Little Rock Saints and the Anaheim Jets battled it out at Super Bowl CXII. It was a real nail-biter, but J. Montana IV managed to save the day by running the ball all the way from the 5 yard line to score the winning touch down during the final seconds of the game. The final score 95 - 90. The Anaheim Jets win Super Bowl CXII.

Galaxy News Network
Transcript of Broadcast February 15, 2075
In a stunning display of solidarity, the House of Representatives and Congress both voted unanimously to impeach the President for jaywalking. Both houses stated that the President is not above the law and should have known better than to jaywalk. Both sides deny this had anything to do with the recent annexation of Canada.

Galaxy News Network
Transcript of Broadcast March 30, 2076
Today the President ordered the Pacific Fleet to the Poseidon deep sea oil derrick located at a secret location out in the Pacific. He cited concerns over that military exercises staged by the Chinese fleet are "unacceptably close to our strategic oil reserves." The Chinese government denied any hostile intentions.

A recent poll suggests that 54% of GNN viewers think that the President is using this as a diversionary tactic to take the public's eye off the President's recent admission to having multiple extramarital affairs with campaign staffers. Our poll also suggests that 70% don't care about these affairs and are happy with the way the President is running the country. A whopping 60% also think he should keep having these affairs if that is what it takes to keep the country running smoothly.

Galaxy News Network
Transcript of Broadcast October 10, 2077
WAR! A state of war is declared as China invades the United States by way of Alaska! Protests by the US fall on deaf ears as the UN council chooses to ignore this blatant act of aggression. The President of the United States is calling on YOU to help defend our country against those that would do harm to her. YOU are urged to go down to your local recruiting office and join the armed forces. Uncle Sam needs YOU! For Justice, for Freedom and Mom's Apple Pie.

Galaxy News Network
Transcript of Broadcast October, 22, 2077
Thanks to the brave souls of the armed forces and our newly developed power armored combat suits, US forces have pushed back the Chinese invaders. Crippled by lack of fuel, US forces have pushed the invaders back to their home capital of Beijing.

Behind the scenes

Much of the information on this holodisk contradicts established Fallout canon, including Canada's formal annexation beginning on February 14, 2075, when in fact it was officially announced on June 3, 2072,[1] and the process began six years earlier, in the winter of 2066.[2] Perhaps the most egregious error is putting the start of the Sino-American War in 2077, eleven years after it began according to canon sources.

Chris Avellone's timeline from the Fallout Bible retcons part of the holodisk, explaining that the information it contains is non-canon, as that the Sierra Depot soldiers modified the transcripts out of boredom.[3]

References

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  2. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. The United States and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and US troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation in 2076."
  3. Fallout Bible 6: "4. What happened to...
    a. Skynet
    Skynet's fate is undocumented. If I was to speculate, he left the player and began to travel west into the wasteland, looking for terminals and data to acquire more knowledge, collect more data, and perhaps "settle down" in a mainframe. The frame he was in, and the brain he had could only store so much information, and AIs need more data storage space to grow in order to evolve. It is possible he made his way to the Glow, but it's not known for sure. Any fan writers out there, feel free to round out what happened to him - considering his combat messages alone, the world's in for some shakin'.
    In the official universe, Skynet is not his real name. Like some other aspects in the Sierra Army Depot (i.e., the news reports), it needs to be revised into the timeline. Sue me."