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1970 In Television Trivia Quiz

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1. It was July 31, 1970. What new anchors his final newscast with David Brinkley and retires, bringing down the curtain on a 14-year career at NBC News and, thus, as chief anchor of The Huntley-Brinkley Report. The next Monday, August 3, the program is renamed NBC Nightly News, its title to this day.

  • William Gates
  • Chet Huntley
  • Walter Winchell

2. Who is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who began his career as a child born on April 13, 1970?

  • Rick Schroder
  • Frank Silvera,
  • Mike Douglas

3. In was January 5, 1970. What Soap opera premieres on ABC?

  • When to Live
  • Night Becomes Day
  • All My Children

4. It was September 19, 1970. What sitcom premieres on CBS and runs until 1977?

  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • Love of Life

5. The sitcom began in 1965 and ends its run on May 15, 1970. What is the series?

  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Coming Home
  • Get Smart

6. What actress and television host was born on October 2, 1970?

  • Rachel Ray
  • Inger Stevens
  • Kelly Ripa

7. It was September 21, 1970. NFL Monday Night Football premieres on ABC and runs from 1970 to 2006. Who was the original play-by-play announcer?

  • Keith Jackson
  • Curt Gowdy
  • Vin Scully

8. It was October 5, 1970. What US TV Network began broadcasting?

  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
  • National Educational Television (NET)
  • American Broadcasting Company (ABC)

9. What seven year TV show end on April 4?

  • Petticoat Junction
  • Dark Shadows
  • Family Affair

10. The Flip Wilson Show is a variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers 

  • 1. Chet Huntley
  • 2. Rick Schroder,
  • 3. All My Children
  • 4. Mary Tyler Moore
  • 5. Get Smart
  • 6. Kelly Ripa
  • 7. Keith Jackson
  • 8. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
  • 9. Petticoat Junction
  • 10. True

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