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Ed Sullivan Theater: Quiz


Question 1: (The Ed Sullivan show originated from ________ in color for the previous six weeks while the color equipment was installed.
Ed Sullivan TheaterCBS Television DistributionCBS Studio CenterCBS Television City

Question 2: When ________ switched networks from NBC to CBS, CBS bought the theater in February 1993 for $4 million from Winthrop Financial Associates of Boston.
Conan O'BrienChevy ChasePhil HartmanDavid Letterman

Question 3: In 1990 David Niles/1125 Productions signed onto the lease, with the theater to house his ________ studio and new Broadway show Dreamtime.
NTSCATSC (standards)High-definition television1080p

Question 4: In 2005, it took nearly four months to retrofit the theater with the cabling and equipment necessary to broadcast ________.
ATSC (standards)NTSCHigh-definition television1080p

Question 5: It is best known as the longtime home of The Ed Sullivan Show, though since 1993, it has been the home for the ________.
Saturday Night LiveLate Show with David LettermanThe Late Late Show with Craig FergusonThe Colbert Report

Question 6: It is on the list of National Register of Historic Places, and the interior has been designated a landmark by the ________.
New York City Fire CommissionerNew York City Landmarks Preservation CommissionNew York Public LibraryNew York City Fire Department

Question 7: After ________ obtained a long-term lease on the property, the radio network began broadcasting from there in 1936, moving in broadcast facilities it had leased at NBC Studios in Radio City.
Public Broadcasting ServiceAmerican Broadcasting CompanyCBSThe CW Television Network

Question 8: In the 1960s, Studio 50 was one of CBS' busiest stages not only for Sullivan's program but also for The Honeymooners and ________,[4] as well as several game shows.
SeinfeldThe Merv Griffin ShowMetromediaTony Bennett

Question 9: The theater also hosted marquee-top concerts by a few artists, including Phish in 2004, and Sir ________ in 2009.
Paul McCartneySgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (song)Live and Let Die (song)Wings (band)

Question 10: The 1200-seat theater — of which 400 seats are used for TV audiences — has been used as a venue for live and taped ________ broadcasts since 1936.
CBSThe CW Television NetworkNBCAmerican Broadcasting Company


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