A Media Quiz

A few weeks ago this column’s media quiz received a surprising number of responses, many asking for a reprise. So, we’ll do it again. But this time, since talent deserves recognition, it’s a bit more challenging. And the first 10 people to respond correctly to all 20 questions will get their name (or alias, if you’re shy) published.

Please number your answers.

Have fun.

  1. In which town does Petticoat Junction take place?
  2. What movie ends with the song ‘What the World Needs Now is Love’?
  3. Which politician made James Bond famous?
  4. Who was NBC’s main on-air space anchor in the 1960s?
  5. Who was Good ‘n Plenty’s cartoon spokesperson?
  6. Who called television a ‘vast wasteland’?
  7. Which advertising agency was accused of rigging cars in producing Volvo safety commercials?
  8. Who called the media ‘nattering nabobs of negativism’?
  9. After whom were F-Troop’s Hakawi Indians named?
  10. Who composed the music for the Huntley-Brinkley Report?
  11. Under which government department did the Internet’s predecessor, the ARPANET, fall?
  12. Who was the first announcer famous for torturing Timex watches, saying ‘It takes a licking but keeps on ticking’?
  13. Which comedian gave an on-air finger to Ed Sullivan?
  14. On a broadcast media plan, what does total rating points divided by reach equal?
  15. Of what ancestry is the comedian who played Jose Jimenez?
  16. What was Lyle Delp’s occupation on The Dick van Dyke Show?
  17. What was the original name of the café located on the ground floor of Black Rock, the CBS headquarters building in New York?
  18. How did Ross Bagdasarian make Alvin sound like a Chipmunk?
  19. What did Alexander Scourby do for a living?
  20. What was the name of NBC’s short-lived all-news radio network?



-- Michael Kubin is co-CEO of Evaliant, one of the web's leading sources for online ad data.

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