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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."
Orson Welles
Ernie Kovacs
Newton P. Minow
Steve Allen

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."?
David Frost
Orson Welles
David Edwards
Orson Bean

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)
Newton Minow
Orson Welles
Richard Adler
Johnny Carson

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
Dave Barry
Steve Allen
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."
Gore Vidal
Sylvester Stallone
Jack Paar
Marlon Brando

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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."
Halle Selasie
Larry David
Halle Berry
Dave Barry

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."?
William F. Buckley
Ernie Kovacs
Newton Minow
Steve Allen

 


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