CBC History Quiz

Throwback Thursday: CBC History

1. Name the organization that selected C2S2 (Capitol Satellite and Communications Sytems) to originate and provide technical television coordination for their event in 1987.

A) S. Catholic Conference and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops for the “Papal Visit ’87.”
B) Epic Records for the release of Michael Jackson’s album “BAD.”
C) The Chicago Bulls announcing Michael Jordan as winner of the MVP Award and Defensive Player of the year.
D) The Walt Disney Company announces an agreement with France to develop Euro Disney Resort, now known as Disneyland Paris.

2. In 1987, CBC brought “The Moving Wall” to North Carolina. What was the “Moving Wall.”

A) An art exhibit that moved from one city to another across the country.
B) A one-half size replica of the Washington Memorial to Vietnam vets.
C) A mobile unit that converted into affordable housing when the walls unfolded.
D) A magician’s act that gave the illusion that the wall of the NC Legislature Building moved.

3. NBC (WRAL was an affiliate of NBC at the time) designated December 8, 1960 as “The Most Colorful Night of the Year” with 4 ¾ hours of color programming. Three of the four shows were: Peter Pan, The Ford Show and The Groucho Marx Show. Name the fourth show.

A) The Steve Allen Show
B) The Jack Paar Show
C) The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
D) Your Show of Shows

4. Just for kicks, check out this picture and story from the December, 1960 edition of the WRAL Tele-NewsLetter. What was “Miss JoAnn’s last name?

Romper Room

A) Glockenspiel
B) Federspiel
C) Briarhopper
D) Clampett

 

Answers:

1. A) S. Catholic Conference and the National Conference of the Catholic Bishops for the “Papal Visit ’87.”
2. B) A one-half size replica of the Washington Memorial to Vietnam vets.
3. B) Jack Paar
4. B) Federspiel

Thanks to Corp’s Pam Allen for this capcom story & these photos. Pam Parris Allen is a former WRAL newscast producer/director who now works as a researcher and producer on the CBC History Project.

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