Meet the Press
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Alan's FUN TV Trivia Quiz.
Answers" at the end of the quiz.
Meet The Press first aired on TV on November 6, 1947.
Who was the first moderator?
- Mildred Ann Hill
- Martha Rountree
- Bill Shadel
2) Meet the Press is the highest-rated
of the American television Sunday morning talk shows.
3) Meet the Press was originally
presented as a 30-minute press conference with a single guest and
a panel of questioners.
Who was the first guest?
- Dwight Eisenhower
- James Farley
- Harry Truman
4) NBC officials, concerned for the show's
future, turned to Tim Russert, the network's Washington bureau
chief. He took over and remained until his death on June 13, 2008,
serving as moderator longer than anyone in the program's history.
When did he become the moderator?
- November 9, 1975
- June 2, 1984
- December 8, 1991
5) David Broder of the Washington
Post appeared 401 times as a panelist with his first
appearance was in 1963.
Who appeared as a panelist 248
- Rowland Evans
- Al Hunt
- Robert Novak
6) First female guest was Elizabeth Bentley, a
courier for a Communist spy ring, on September 12, 1948.
7) Who was the first athlete to
appear on April 14, 1967?
- Joe DiMaggio
- Harmon Killerbrew
- Jackie Robinson
8) The first live communications satellite TV
interview occurred on Meet the Press with the British
Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
What was the date?
September 19, 1965
September 19, 1970
September 19, 1975
9) What guest has appeared on Meet the Press the most
times with 63 appearances?
- Bob Dole
- Newt Gingrich
- Richard Lugar
10) When did David Gregory began his tenure as moderator
of Meet the Press?
- December 14, 2007
- December 14, 2008
- December 14, 2009