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Quotes About Television

written by: shimonbentzvi
A very difficult quiz featuring quotes about television.

Question 1:

This man, who appeared in the British film noir The Third man, said, "I hate television. I hate it almost as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts."
Steve Allen
Orson Welles
Newton P. Minow
Ernie Kovacs

Question 2:

Who do these words belong to: "Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained by people you wouldn't have in your home."?
Orson Welles
David Frost
Orson Bean
David Edwards

Question 3:

What TV personality stated, "If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Richard Adler
Newton Minow
Johnny Carson
Orson Welles

Question 4:

Who made this remark: "It's difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every 12 minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."?
Rod Serling
Steve Allen
Dave Barry
Ernie Kovacs

Question 5:

This man, who "could have been a contender", said, "If there's anything unsettling to the stomach its watching actors on television talk about their personal lives."
Sylvester Stallone
Marlon Brando
Jack Paar
Gore Vidal

Question 6:

Who delivered the following words: "All television is educational television. The question is what is it that it teaches."?
Nicholas Johnson
Newton Minow
Dwight David Eisenhower
Richard M. Nixon

Question 7:

"All television is children's television." are words uttered by this man.
Richard P. Adler
Jackie Gleason
Jon Stewart
Newton Minow

Question 8:

What successful novelist remarked, "Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel."?
Richard Adler
Gore Vidal
William F. Buckley
Gary Sheffield

Question 9:

This writer from Florida stated, "Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom, and world peace pales in comparison to the need for toothpaste that offers white teeth and fresher breath."
Dave Barry
Halle Berry
Halle Selasie
Larry David

Question 10:

Who said, "When television is good, nothing is better. When television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite you to sit down in front of your TV set and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a vast wasteland."?
Ernie Kovacs
Steve Allen
William F. Buckley
Newton Minow


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