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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
Steve Allen
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."?
David Frost
Orson Bean
Orson Welles
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)
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."?
Dave Barry
Ernie Kovacs
Rod Serling
Steve Allen

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
Richard M. Nixon
Nicholas Johnson
Newton Minow

Question 7:

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

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
William F. Buckley
Gore Vidal
Richard Adler

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
Dave Barry
Larry David
Halle Berry

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
Newton Minow
Ernie Kovacs
Steve Allen


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