THIS is PBS by Egantx7

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

KreitzerJ


Quiz Description

Despite what might be some serious attempts by the current administration, it seems like the attempt to destroy Public Broadcasting will end up as just another lie told to keep the cold-hearted warm at night. Here are 12 questions about one channel that survives largely on the kindness of viewers like you.

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Questions:

Within 2 years, PBS began television broadcasting by taking over for its predecessor, National Educational Television, in which year?

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1970 (1968-72)

The theme for this drama program, the longest running weekly prime-time drama currently airing on US television has always been a variation of Jean-Joseph Mouret's "Rondeau" from Sinfonie de Fanfares. The title of this program was shortened in 2009 when Gillian Anderson briefly became host, though for its first 21 years, Alistair Cooke was the host. Identify this long running program which, when it featured the British serial Upstairs, Downstairs, became the first PBS program to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama, doing so in 1974, 75, and 77 (give any of the titles it has been known by .. we really only need the one word in common with all of its iterations' titles).

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Masterpiece (Theater or Classic, or Mystery, or Contemporary)

For its first two years, this program was called Made in Chicago. While PBS is often seen as the television home for classical music forms, this program was the first to eliminate variety and dancing, and simply showcase the performances of modern music ranging from blues and jazz to folk and rock. 2016 started this program's third run, with earlier runs running from 1974-83 and 2003-10. Name this pioneering music program.

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Soundstage

The answer to question 3 did not showcase a great deal of country and western music, which created a niche for this program. In 2003, this program became the first television program to receive the National Medal of the Arts for its focus on not simply C&W, but also bluegrass, Tejano, and similar musical forms. Still on the air today, identify this longest continuously running music program in US history.

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Austin City Limits

Which master of remodeling was the original host (for ten years) of the home improvement show This Old House?

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Bob Vila

The first episode of this program in 1983 was about the relationship between the NFL, gambling, and organized crime. This program airs (mostly) one hour documentaries on a variety of topics, including specials that highlight presidential candidates about a month before each election. Identify this documentary news program which has had a vast majority of its episodes narrated by the notable voice of Will Lyman.

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Frontline

If you had a penchant for educational programming, chances are you were watching PBS every night from September 23 to 27, 1990, along with about 40 million other people. Which program originally aired over those five evenings starting with the episode titled "The Cause" and ending with the episode titled "The Better Angels of Our Nature"?

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(Ken Burns') The Civil War

Prior to the answer to question #7, this program, which originally aired over 13 episodes in the autumn of 1980, was the most watched program in PBS history. Subtitled "A Personal Voyage", a new version of this program was produced by Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan in 2014. Identify this science show which ended with the final two episodes titles "Encyclopaedia Galactica" and "Who Speaks for Earth?".

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Cosmos

She won her Tony Award for her performance in The Ritz, she has two Emmys, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the National Medal for the Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She won her Grammy for the album accompanying the program The Electric Company. Identify this national treasure and hero of Puerto Rico whose voice opened the show with HEY YOU GUYYYYYS!

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Rita Moreno

This show's 21 season run (including 10 Daytime Emmies for Outstanding Childrens Show ... second only to Sesame Street) ended in 2006, but after the show's host got the rights, he was able to raise over US$6 million on a Kickstarter campaign (the most individual contributors in Kickstarter history to that time) that allowed him to release a web app that revived the show. Identify this long running show which encouraged literacy.

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Reading Rainbow

This interviewer had an eponymous show that has been on and off the air from 1968 to 2007, with his show being aired on PBS from 1977 to 1982. This man was known for interviewing many people whom others wouldn't or couldn't interview, including Katherine Hepburn, and Jimmi Hendrix (and while this man did interview John Lennon, no one named Forrest Gump appeared on the show). A performance by Jefferson Airplane on this man's show is believed to be the first time the word "fuck" was said on American television. Identify this interviewer who supposedly made Nixon's enemies list after airing a debate between two Vietnam Vets in June, 1971, one of whom was a young John Kerry, and the other of which was John O'Neil, the later founder of the "Swift Boat Veterans for 'Truth'".

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Dick Cavett

Two answers needed

In 1961, the FCC chair lambasted national broadcasters at their annual meeting with a speech that included the following:

When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there for a day without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a BLANK BLANK.

First, name this FCC chair under Kennedy who delivered this speech. A famous boat would be named for him on a 1964-67 TV series.

Second, what TWO WORDS fill in the two BLANKS in the quoted paragraph above, which generally names the speech he gave, which some claim was the initial push to start the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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Newton N. Minow (Gilligan's ship's namesake) AND "vast wasteland"