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 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1) On April 30, in the United States the FCC approves the NTSC (National Television System Committee) standards of 525 lines and 30 frames per second, and authorizes commercial TV to begin on July 1.
What is the standard lines and frame per second?

  • 125 lines and 10 frames per second
  • 325 lines and 15 frames per second
  • 525 lines and 30 frames per second

2) On May 2, in the United States television stations are granted commercial TV licenses (effective July 1). These stations are required to broadcast 15 hours per week.
What is the number of television stations are granted commercial TV licenses?

  • 10
  • 100
  • 1,000

3) Bulova Watch Co., Sun Oil Co., Lever Bros. Co. and Procter & Gamble sign on as sponsors of the first commercial telecasts from WNBT in Los Angeles.

  • True or False?

4) On July 1, The world's first legal TV commercial, for Bulova watches, occurs at 2:29 PM over WNBT (now WNBC) New York before a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball game. The 10-second spot displayed a picture of a clock superimposed on a map of the United States, accompanied by the voice-over "America runs on Bulova time."
Who did the Brooklyn Dodgers play?

  • Atlanta Braves
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Phillies

5) As a one-off special, the first quiz show called "Uncle Bee" was telecast on WNBT inaugural broadcast day of 1941 followed later the same day by a second game show broadcast on United States television, Truth or Consequences, as simulcast on radio and TV and sponsored by Ivory soap.
Who hosted Truth or Consequences?

  • Jack Bailey
  • Bob Barker
  • Ralph Edwards

6) NBC television launched on New York station WNBT.
What was the channel?

  • 1

7) CBS television begins commercial operation on New York station now WCBS-TV on Channel 2.
What was the original call letters?

  • KCBS
  • WCBW

8) On July 2 is the premier of television's first regular game show (1941-1942).
What is the name of the first regular game show?

  • CBS Television Quiz
  • Name That Tune?
  • The Spelling Bee

9) Robert Foxworth (born November 1, 1941) is an American film, stage and television actor.
What is NOT a TV series Foxworth is known for?

  • B.J. and the Bear
  • Falcon Crest
  • The Storefront Lawyers

10) On December 7, WNBT airs special news report on Pearl Harbor attack, pre-empting regular programming, a New York Rangers hockey game.

  • True or False?
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1941 In TV Trivia

  1. 525 lines and 30 frames per second

  2. 10

  3. False. Bulova Watch Co., Sun Oil Co., Lever Bros. Co. and Procter & Gamble sign on as sponsors of the first commercial telecasts from WNBT in New York.

  4. Philadelphia Phillies

  5. Ralph Edwards

  6. 1

  7. WCBW

  8. CBS Television Quiz

  9. B.J. and the Bear

  10. True

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