answe 10 questions in 15min

1. The Invention of lightweight portable TV camera allowed TV coverage to be everywhere. What other technology was critical to camera portability?

A.strong cameramen

B.lightweight videocassette recorders

C.bigger batteries

D.lighter film stock

2. Sports coverage was increased greatly by innovations like wireless mics and very long mic cables.’s a vast conspiracy



3. The First commercial VCRs were made in 1956,and available for the public in 1975. This allowed viewers to do what?

A.Program their own TV signals

B.get free cable

C.skip commercials

D.time-shift programs by recording them

4. Deregulation during the Reagan years meant less daily interference by FCC in Broadcast duties, including repeal of the Fairness Doctrine.



5. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was formed in the late 1960s. CPB includes radio and involved US gov’t in subsidized competition with commercial radio and TV. Did commercial broadcasters like this?

A.No, because they considered it competition with their own tax dollars

B.Yes, because they enjoy having more radio friends in town

C.Yes, because the Cookie Monster shared

D.No, because they got newer equipment

6. Cable TV introduced in late 1960s and grew in the early 1970s as viewers want better reception and more channels. How did it work?

A.For a modest fee, a tall antenna was erected in a common place and wires ran to your house

B.Everyone got a telephone cable and ran it to their TV antenna

C.If you paid for a better telephone cable you could pick up TV,too

D.You could steal it from your neighbor. Who cares how it worked?

7. Satellite TV introduced by such local stations as WTBS in Atlanta, GA. And WLS in Chicago. Why?

A.get more viewers


C.make more money

D.share programming

8. The growth of Satellite TV was greatly enhanced by Home Box Office (HBO) in 1975, founded by Time Inc., and by Subscription TV. Why?

A.More actors to idolize

B.More excuses to stay inside

C.More options for viewers

D.More money for producers

9. In the late 1970s and early 1980s cable TV experienced a phenomenal growth, sparked mainly by the development of satellite-delivered services. Who benefitted most?



C.actors & crews


10. Syndication took classic TV shows and made them accessible to new viewers or to old viewers who wanted to see them again.

A.and again, and again… was cheaper than developing new shows

C.all the answers

D.They didn’t have as many examples of foul or rude language

E.because they were known to be popular shows