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Television Quotes - The Second Season

written by: shimonbentzvi
A very difficult quiz in which you must identify the person quoted in the question.

Question 1:

Name the very popular writer of screenplays who said, "There is no reason to confuse television news with journalism."
Nora Ephron
Cokie Roberts
Wolf Blitzer
Mike Taibbi

Question 2:

What TV personality said, "People always assume that you can't be shy and be on television. They're wrong."?
Oprah Winfrey
Nora Ephron
Diane Sawyer
Cokie Roberts

Question 3:

Who delivered these words: "Television has brought murder back to the home where it belongs."?
Newton Minow
Rod Sterling
Bill O'Reilly
Alfred Hitchcock

Question 4:

Which of these is NOT a quote by the New Zealand writer /comic Tony Folliani?
"You shouldn't spend your life watching TV. You should spend your life selling TVs."
"Why do they call TV a medium? Because it's rare when it's well done."
"Sometimes the highlight of the day is watching highlights."
"Karl Marx is wrong. Television is the opiate of the people."

Question 5:

This panelist on an early TV quiz show stated, "Television is the triumph of machine over people."?
Fred Allen
Fred Friendly
Groucho Marx
Harpo Marx

Question 6:

Which quote is by the Australian-born wit Clive James?
"The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other."
"The trouble was all people saw on television were a few of my outspoken supporters out front and they came away thinking that was me."
"Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look."
"Television is simultaneously blamed often by the same people, for worsening the world and for being powerless to change it."

Question 7:

What writer remarked, "If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Carlos Mencia
Fred Allen
Kurt Vonnegut
Louis Black

Question 8:

"Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda and propaganda without moral passion is television." Name the author who delivered these words.
J.K. Rowling
Cathy-Jane Simmons
Erika Jong
Rita Mae Brown

Question 9:

Who made the statement, "Television is chewing gum for the eyes."?
Dwight David Eisenhower
Frank Lloyd Wright
John Cameron Swayze
Woody Allen

Question 10:

Who said, "Television has done much for psychiatry, spreading information about it as well as the need for it."?
Alfred Hitchcock
Carl Reiner
Sid Cesar
Howie Morris


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