Quiz 046: Media & Television

Questions

01.) This magazine was launched in 1888 and now enjoys a worldwide circulation of nearly eight million copies every month. Having started as a scientific journal, it has evolved to become a highly respected publication. What is this magazine with its characteristic yellow frame that surrounds its front cover?

02.) Time is the world’s largest weekly news magazine (by circulation) and has a domestic (US) audience of 20 million and a global audience of 25 million. Time magazine was the first weekly news magazine in the United States and founded in 1923 by two young Americans, who had previously worked together as chairman and managing editor respectively of the Yale Daily News. Who founded Time?

03.) The Sky at Night is a monthly documentary television programme on astronomy and space travel produced by BBC TV.The show has had the same permanent presenter from its first airing on 1957 todate. This makes it the longest-running TV programme with the same presenter in television history. Name the highly accomplished British astronomer and space populariser who presents this show?

04.)He was a puppeteer who is best remembered as the creator of The Muppets in the mid 1950s. As a puppeteer, he performed in various television programmes, such The Muppet Show that started in the UK in 1974.Who was he?

05.) Sesame Street is a children’s television programme that has gained worldwide popularity for two generations. The series premiered on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) TV stations in the US in November 1969 and has been running for over 40 years with various innovations and changes. Name the two America co-founders of Children’s Television Workshop, the non-profit organisation that produces Sesame Street?

06.) It is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. On 17 September 2010, it became the world’s longest-running television soap opera and was listed in Guinness World Records. The show currently averages around seven million viewers per episode.[9] The show premiered its 10,000th episode on 7 February 2020.Name this TV show?

07.)  A British weekly news magazine was founded by the Scottish businessman and banker James Wilson in 1843 with the aim “to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.” It is still in publication, and now has a circulation of over 1.6 million copies with a global outreach. What is its name?

08.) It is one of the longest-running radio drama in history and one of a very few still in production in the United States. It started in 1950 and still aired once a week on over 1,550 radio outlets and is translated and re-dramatized into eight languages on six continents. As of January 2020, over 3,600 episodes have been produced, each 30 minutes in length .What is its name?

09.) It is a Japanese newspaper which is printed twice a day and in several different local editions. It has a combined morning-evening circulation of almost 13.5 million for its national edition. It is credited with having the largest newspaper circulation in the world. Name this famous newspaper?

10.) The magazine was founded in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace. Since its inception, it  has maintained a conservative[5] and anti-Communist perspective on political and social issues. Its global editions  reach an additional 40 million people in more than 70 countries, via 49 editions in 21 languages. The periodical has a global circulation of 10.5 million, making it the largest paid-circulation magazine in the world. What is this magazine?

Answers

01.) National Geographic Magazine

02.) Briton Hadden and Henry Luce

03.) Sir Patrick Moore

04.) Jim Henson

05.) Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett

06.) Coronation Street

07.) The Economist

08.) Unshackled!

09.) The Yomiuri Shimbun

10.) Reader’s Digest

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