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1. What actress was born on April 12, 1971?

  • Shannen Doherty
  • Suze Steele
  • Myra Dora

2. What long running variety show ends its run on June 6?

  • The Ed Sullivan Show
  • Shindig?
  • Steve Allen Show

3. On August 1, this variety show - premieres on CBS (1971-1974). What is the show?

  • The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
  • David and Marnie
  • Sherwood�s Loft

4. What is the sitcom that premieres January 12 on CBS?

  • All in the Family
  • Sanford and Son
  • Amazing Miracles

5. ABC cancels the long running variety show on March 11. The show, however, returns to the airwaves in syndication in September, where it would run for another eleven years. What is the show?

  • The Lawrence Welk Show
  • The Ryan O�Neil Show
  • Make Room for Daddy

6. November - Top-rated As the World Turns loses the #1 slot in the daytime Nielsens for the first time since 1959.

  • True or False?

7. September 11 - The Osmonds premieres on ABC Saturday Morning (1971-1973).

  • True or False?

8. May - CBS debuts its schedule for the fall 1971 season, and cancels, in the words of Pat Buttram, "every show that had a tree in it." Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry R.F.D., and Hee Haw all end production. The latter show continued on for two decades in syndication.

  • True or False?

9. On January 10, what long running series debuts on PBS?

  • Masterpiece Theatre
  • The McNeil-Lowher Hour
  • Sesame Street

10. What was the Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971.

  • Dark Shadows
  • The Mad Man
  • Dr. Frankenstein

Check Your Answers 

  1. Shannen Doherty
  2. The Ed Sullivan Show
  3. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
  4. All in the Family
  5. The Lawrence Welk Show
  6. True
  7. False. It is The Jackson 5ive .
  8. True
  9. Masterpiece Theatre
  10. Dark Shadows

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