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1960 In Television Trivia Quiz

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1. On February 11, who walks off his TV show because his monologue had been edited the night before, in favor of a three minute news update. He walked out at the beginning of the show, announced that he was quitting, said "There's got to be a better way to make a living," and walked off the stage. After network executives personally apologized, he returned to the show a month later. His first show back started with the words "As I was saying before I was interrupted..."

  • Jack Paar
  • Steve Allen
  • Johnny Carson

2. What American actor, star of The X-Files, was born on July 8, 1960?

  • Paul Abbott
  • David Duchovny
  • Paul Yates

3. On September 26, American Presidential Candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debate live on television. The candidates behavior during the debate most likely altered the outcome of the election. In addition to being the first Presidential debates to be broadcast on television, the debates also marked the first time "split screen" images were used by a network.

  • True or False?

4. The show chronicles the life of an aeronautical engineer and widower Steve Douglas. What is the situation comedy about a Scots/Irish-American family (Douglas/ O'Casey), that ran from September 29, 1960 to August 24, 1972?

  • My Three Sons
  • Leave It To Beaver
  • Mad Max

5. The ZaSu Pitts Show was the sitcom co-produced by ITC Entertainment and Hal Roach Studios. It premiered on September 29, 1956, and ran until 1960 for 143 half-hour black-and-white episodes, initially on CBS and in its last year on ABC?

  • True or False?

6. On December 31 - Who officially becomes Lawrence Welk's Champagne Lady on The Lawrence Welk Show

  • Peggy Lennon
  • Norma Zimmer
  • Gale Storm

7. What was the sitcom created by Sheldon Leonard, filmed at Desilu Studios, and televised by CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968.

  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Pat Boone Hour

8. What TV drama won an Emmy Award as the Best Drama Show?

  • The Untouchables
  • The Fugitive
  • Playhouse 90

9. It was a pioneer in children's programming and set the pattern for many similar shows. What was a children's television program (with a decidedly frontier/western theme, although other themes also colored the show) that aired on NBC in the United States from 1947 until 1960?

  • Manfred Mann
  • Howdy Doody
  • The Buffalo Bob Show

10. What was the animated show the debut on ABC September 30, 1960.

  • The Flintstones
  • Huckleberry Hound
  • The Range Rider

Check Your Answers 

  • 1. Jack Paar
  • 2. David Duchovny
  • 3. True
  • 4. My Three Sons
  • 5. False. It was The Gale Storm Show.
  • 6. Norma Zimmer
  • 7. The Andy Griffith Show
  • 8. Playhouse 90
  • 9. Howdy Doody
  • 10. The Flintstones

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