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1980 In Television Trivia Quiz

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1. Who was the news anchor that announces his retirement from the Evening News on February 14, 1980?

  • Chet Huntley
  • David Brinkley
  • Walter Cronkite

2. What was the American television series that starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives for a fictional Hawaii state police department. The CBS television network produced the program from September 20, 1968 to April 5, 1980.

  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Oahu Waves

3. Mystery! premieres on PBS (1980-present) on February 5, 1980.

  • True or False?

4. Who was the US actor (born in Canada) that died at age 67, on March 5, 1980?

  • Peter Sellers
  • Jay Silverheels
  • Clayton Moore

5. On March 21, in the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant leading to the catchphrase "Who Shot JR?"

  • True or False?

6. What is CBS's Top-Rated show, Spin-Off of All in the Family, ranks at #3 on the Nielsen Ratings for three seasons in a row: 1979-80, 1980-81 and 1981-82?

  • Archies Place
  • Maude
  • The Jeffersons

7. On November 27, 1980 Bosom Buddies premieres on ABC (1980-1982). Who is NOT one of the show�s star?

  • Tom Hanks
  • Peter Scolari
  • Donna Douglas

8. This miniseries was broadcast over five nights, between September 15 and September 19, 1980 on NBC in the United States. What is the American television miniseries based on the namesake novel by James Clavell.

  • Anchors Away
  • Shōgun
  • Samari

9. In 1980, what was the Emmy Award Best Comedy?

  • Brush Rangers
  • Taxi
  • Angel

10. Who won an Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a drama?

  • Michael Learned - Nurse
  • Barbara Bel Geddes - Dallas
  • Dana Delany - China Beach

Check Your Answers 

  • 1. Walter Cronkite
  • 2. Hawaii Five-O
  • 3. True
  • 4. Jay Silverheels
  • 5. True
  • 6. The Jeffersons
  • 7. Donna Douglas
  • 8. Shōgun
  • 9. Taxi
  • 10. Barbara Bel Geddes - Dallas

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