Question 1: Who was the first host of the TODAY show?
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Answer: C. Dave Garroway was the founding host in 1952. Hugh Downs came in 1962 and Tom Brokaw in 1976. David Hartman was the first host of “Good Morning America.”
Question 2: What is the name of the chimpanzee who once co-anchored the TODAY show?
Answer: B. J. Fred Muggs was the chimp who delighted viewers young and old from 1953 to 1957.
Question 3: Which female icon did Willard Scott impersonate on TODAY?
Answer: B. Carmen Miranda. Willard did the stunt on a 1983 broadcast to raise money for charity.
Question 4: Who replaced Jane Pauley when she left TODAY?
Answer: C. Deborah Norville replaced Jane Pauley in 1989. She was in turn replaced by Katie Couric in 1991.
Question 5: Which TODAY personality was known for his trademark mustache?
D. Gene Shalit. He was a TODAY regular from 1973 through 2010.
Question 6: Which star’s father created the TODAY show?
Answer: A. Sigourney Weaver. The actress’s late father, Sylvester “Pat” Weaver, was the television visionary who created TODAY, as well as “The Tonight Show.”
Question 7: Match these TODAY personalities, in the order listed, to their respective birthplaces: Ann Curry, Jenna Wolfe, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales.
Answer: A. Guam, Jamaica, Arizona, Taiwan
Question 8: Which TODAY personality past or present has a sports show on HBO?
Answer: D. Bryant Gumbel is the host of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”
Question 9: Which of these women was never a TODAY regular?
Answer: C. Kitty Carlisle. All the others had stints as regulars in the early years of TODAY.
Question 10: Which of these TODAY personalities is married to a newsperson on a competing network?
Answer: D. Al Roker is married to ABC News’ Deborah Roberts.