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Action in the Afternoon

What do you know about Action in the Afternoon?
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Action in the Afternoon is an American western television series that aired live on CBS from February 2, 1953 to January 29, 1954.

  • True or False?

2) The series originated from the studios and back lot of WCAU-TV, Channel 10. Where is WCAU-TV?

  1. New York City

  2. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  3. Hollywood, California

  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3) Action in the Afternoon was broadcast Monday through Friday regardless of the weather.

  • True or False?

4) What was the shows run time?

  1. 15 min.

  2. 30 min.

  3. 60 min.

  4. 90 min.

5) The story is set in what fictional town?

  1. Huberle, Montana

  2. Morgan, Texas

  3. Mother, Oklahoma

  4. Sydney, Arizona

6) Action in the Afternoon is the only live outdoor western ever to appear on network television in the United States. Other live westerns existed, however Action in the Afternoon was the only one that did not include prerecorded film segments in the program.

  • True or False?

7) If things moved along too fast, or actors needed time to move between the indoor and outdoor sets, the time would be filled by Jack Valentine singing. What was the group he sang with?

  1. The Dick Clark Singers

  2. The Bill Palmer Band

  3. The Tommy Ferguson Trio

  4. The Rose Delights

8) Because the program was live and outdoors, music director made every effort to hide the sounds of the world beyond the back lot.  Who was the music director?

  1. Richard Lester

  2. Mark Reynolds

  3. Mike McWeeney

  4. Bob Parcells

9) Opening theme is Billy the Kid (Ballet Suite).  Who wrote the opening theme?

  1. Johnny Cash

  2. Aaron Copland

  3. John Sherman

  4. Greg Miller

10) Who was NOT a cast member?

  1. Barry Cassell

  2. Harris Forrest

  3. Rex Allen, Jr.

  4. Mary Elaine Watts

Action in the Afternoon

1) True
2) D.
3) True
4) B.
5) A.
6) True
7) C.
8) A.
9) B.
10) C


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