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 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1) What ABC TV series begins on January 12 and stays on air until 1989?

  • Dynasty
  • One Day at a Time
  • Wheel of Fortune

2) On January 28, where was actor Elijah Wood born?

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Spokane, Washington

3) On February 20, Comedian Andy Kaufman ruins sketches and starts a brawl live on the air during ABC's Fridays.

  • True or False?

4) On March 6, after a 19-year run, Walter Cronkite resigns as head anchor of The CBS Evening News and is succeeded the following Monday by Dan Rather.
How long was Walter Cronkite’s head anchor of The CBS Evening News?

  • 9 years
  • 19 years
  • 29 years

5) Van Halen's lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen marries One Day at a Time actress Valerie Bertinelli.
When did they get married?

  • April 11
  • May 11
  • June 11

6) What TV series had an original run from September 20, 1979 to April 16, 1981?

  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Texas

7) On June 9, Allen Ludden (b. 1917), game show host dies.
Who was his wife?

  • Beatrice Arthur
  • Rue McClanahan
  • Betty White

8) What action/adventure television program produced for ABC premieres on October 28?

  • Candid Camera
  • The Doctors
  • The Fall Guy

9) On December 2, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, singer, originally appeared on a version of The Mickey Mouse Club in the US. Was born.

  • True or False?

10) What TV Show premieres on CBS on December 4?

  • Falcon Crest
  • Search for Tomorrow
  • Truth or Consequences
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1981 In TV Trivia

  1. Dynasty

  2. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  3. True

  4. 19 years

  5. April 11

  6. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

  7. Betty White

  8. The Fall Guy

  9. False. On December 2, Britney Spears, singer, originally appeared on a version of The Mickey Mouse Club in the US. Was born.

  10. Falcon Crest

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