Lots of great jokes on Family Ties come from the programming put on the air by Steven's PBS station WKS. For example:
|I Gotta Be Ming||"Oh, My Ohio" (Jennifer loved the episode about highway repair)|
|Elyse D'Arc||"The Egret's Regret" (a wildlife series)|
|Not an Affair to Remember||"Giants of the White House" (Steven selects Calvin Coolidge for episode one: "Silent Cal Opens Up")|
|Speed Trap||"The Wolverine: A Vanishing Breed"|
|Keaton and Son||
"Oxygen - Everybody's Favorite Gas"
"The Menlo Project"
|Nothing But a Man||Planning a show on the plight of the Navajo Indians|
|The Visit||"Parameciums - We're Splitting"|
|"The Salmon: From River King to Croquette"|
|Deja Vu||"The Industrialization of Mexico - From Nacho Chip to Microchip"|
|Get Me to the Living Room on Time||
"The Automatic Milking Machine: The Days the Cows Dried Out"
"So You Think You Know Your Hat"
Andy and the Retirees
|'Til Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away||"Floor Mats: We Never Get to Look Out the Window"|
|All in the Neighborhood (Part I)||
A documentary comparing Reagan's presidency to Europe's Bubonic Plague
|All in the Neighborhood (Part II)||"Hieroglyphic Humor"|
|Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation||
"Exotic Pet Stores - How Much is That Armadillo in the Window?"
Other WKS programs
|Death of a Grocer||"Madame Bovary "|
|Walking on Air||
"Ohio in Review"
"Animals, Animals, Everywhere Animals"