- What did the letters in HBO originally stand for?
- Which broadcaster called itself ‘the full-color network’?
- Which television network was a
spin-off from another network?
- What where the two big Sunday night TV shows in the 60s?
- What were rabbit ears?
- How long was the original Huntley-Brinkley Report?
- How long were most
television commercials in the 1960s?
- What was the biggest television screen generally available in the 1960s?
- Why did Rob and Laura Petrie sleep in separate beds?
- What were Dobie Gillis’
parents’ real names?
- Who hosted the original ‘Saturday Night Live’ in prime time on ABC?
- What’s a ‘45’?
- Where did the word ‘groovy’ come from?
was the first all-news radio station in the nation?
- What was most unusual about Monty Python’s ‘Matching Tie and Handkerchief’ record album?
- Who came up with the term ‘rock ‘n roll’?
America’s first commercially licensed radio station?
- What was a Princess phone?
- What did Gerald Ford’s ‘WIN’ button stand for?
- What does
‘modem’ stand for?
- What were the two original home videotape systems, and who made them?
- What were the three highest-grossing general-circulation X-rated movies?
- How were New York, Los
Angeles, and Chicago assigned their original telephone area codes?
- Home Box Office
- ABC was spawned by NBC
- The Ed
Sullivan Show and Bonanza
- A pre-cable TV antenna consisting of two straight pieces of metal, arranged in a V-shape, occasionally covered with aluminum foil for better reception
- 15 minutes.
Only when it became successful did it expand to a half hour.
- One minute long. 30s only became the predominant spot length in the early 70s.
- 21 inches in diameter.
- Even though they were
married, CBS censors wouldn’t allow them shown in a double bed.
- Frank Faylen and Florida Friebus
- Howard Cosell
- ‘45s’ were 45-rpm records, one song to
- Originally from ‘in the groove’, referring to the grooves on vinyl records.
- WINS-AM, New York. Before going all news it had been a top 40 music station.
- It had two concentric
grooves, so (depending on where the needle was dropped) one would hear two completely different programs on the same side of the record.
- Boston disc jockey Alan Freed
- KDKA in Pittsburgh. It’s
also the easternmost station whose call letters begin with ‘K’.
- A telephone with the dialer (either push button or rotary) built into the handle. It
was wildly popular among teen girls in the 60s.
- Whip Inflation Now
- JVC made VHS, and Sony made Betamax
- Deep Throat, Last Tango in Paris, and I Am Curious (Yellow)
- The three biggest US cities were assigned area codes 212, 213, and 312. Supposedly their similarity was a deliberate ploy by Ma Bell to make it easier (and therefore costlier) for people to dial
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