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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."
Wolf Blitzer
Mike Taibbi
Nora Ephron
Cokie Roberts

Question 2:

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

Question 3:

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

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."
"Karl Marx is wrong. Television is the opiate of the people."
"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."

Question 5:

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

Question 6:

Which quote is by the Australian-born wit Clive James?
"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."
"The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other."
"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
Kurt Vonnegut
Louis Black
Fred Allen

Question 8:

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

Question 9:

Who made the statement, "Television is chewing gum for the eyes."?
John Cameron Swayze
Frank Lloyd Wright
Dwight David Eisenhower
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
Howie Morris
Sid Cesar


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