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Question 1: When Texaco (now ________) first took it to television on NBC on June 8, 1948, the show had a huge cultural impact.
Chevron CorporationBoeingExxonMobilAT&T

Question 2: The classic 1940–44 program, hosted by radio's ________, was followed by a radio series on ABC (the former NBC Blue) in the spring of 1948.
Bob HopeEthel MermanFred AllenJack Benny

Question 3: (Berle did, however, contribute his part to the making of a rock and roll legend: in his final season, he opened his stage to ________ amid the beginning of his international popularity.)
Heartbreak HotelHound Dog (song)Elvis PresleyDon't Be Cruel

Question 4: He was a smash once the new full season began, Texaco Star Theater hitting ratings as high as 80 and owning Tuesday night for ________ from 8–9 p.m.
NBCUniversal SportsShopNBCTelemundo

Question 5: The roots of Texaco Star Theater were in a 1930s radio hit, ________, the Fire Chief, featuring the manic "Perfect Fool" in a half hour of vaudevillian routines interspersed with music.
Buster KeatonW. C. FieldsKeenan WynnEd Wynn

Question 6: It originated in the late 1930s with a popular radio comedy series starring ________.
Buster KeatonKeenan WynnEd WynnW. C. Fields

Question 7: It was one of the first successful examples of American television broadcasting, remembered as the show that gave ________ the nickname "Mr.
George Jessel (actor)Jack BennyBob HopeMilton Berle

Question 8: Texaco dropped its sponsorship of the show and ________ became the new sponsor in 1953, prompting the show's name change to The Buick-Berle Show.

Question 9: Texaco Star Theater was also the highest rated television show of the 1950–1951 television season, the first season in which the ________ were used.
2008 in television2009 in American television1960 in televisionNielsen ratings


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