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1958 In TV Trivia

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1. Senator Estes Kefauver holds congressional hearings on the rising rates of juvenile crime and publishes an article in Reader's Digest called "Let's Get Rid of Tele-Violence."

  •  Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABETrue or False?

2. The Donna Reed Show premieres. What network was it on?

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • ABC

3. What actress was born on November 22, 1958?

  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Agnes Moorehead
  • Irene Morgan

4. What super hero series ended its run in April 1958?

  • Batman
  • The Adventures of Superman
  • Super Heroes

5. Top-rated prime-time game show "Twenty One" was abruptly dropped by NBC in October after former contestant Herb Stempel charged that the show was rigged and that he had been ordered to lose a match to the popular Charles Van Doren.

  • True or False?

6. On October 2, The Huckleberry Hound Show premieres. It is Hanna Barbera's first television series.

  • True or False?

7. Actress Brett Butler was born on January 30, 1958. What was the show she starred in in the 1990s?

  • Grace Under Fire
  • American Amy
  • No Time

8. Who demonstrates their design for a color Video Tape Recorder?

  • Ampex
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Sylvania

9. The scandals involving rigged network quiz shows spread, resulting in the cancellation of the original big-money game show and creating havoc within the US television industry. What was the TV show?

  • The 64,000 Question
  • Quiz America
  • Q & A

10. What was the first show prerecorded on color videotape, wins nine Emmy Awards?

  • Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour
  • An Evening with Gene Kelly
  • An Evening With Fred Astaire
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1958 In TV Trivia

  1. True
  2.  ABC
  3. Jamie Lee Curtis
  4. The Adventures of Superman
  5. True
  6. False. It is their second. The first is The Ruff & Reddy Show.
  7. Grace Under Fire
  8. Ampex
  9. The 64,000 Question
  10. An Evening With Fred Astaire
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