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Classic TV Challenge

When TV sets made their way into American homes in the 1940s, it marked a cultural transformation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend more than half their leisure time watching television. So what have we been watching all these years?

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  • Is Superman mentioned in every 'Seinfeld' episode?

    Is Superman mentioned in every 'Seinfeld' episode?

    "Seinfeld" will forever be known as the best "show about nothing." But is it also an homage to Superman? See more »

  • Mother Lode: The Television Moms Quiz

    Mother Lode: The Television Moms Quiz

    No matter how much you tended to argue with your own mom, the beloved moms on your favorite TV shows were always there for you with a bit of advice or just a friendly smile. See more »

  • Popular Pops: The Television Dads Quiz

    Popular Pops: The Television Dads Quiz

    Whether your dad was too busy to spend time with you, or just not the type of dad to offer good advice, your favorite TV fathers were always there to help you out of a jam. See more »

  • Sept. 24, 1954: NBC's 'Tonight Show' Debuts

    Sept. 24, 1954: NBC's 'Tonight Show' Debuts

    The NBC Tonight Show debuted in 1954 with Steve Allen as the show's first host. Learn more history of the NBC Tonight Show, how it changed over the years, and its infamous hosts, from Allen to Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. See more »

  • Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

    Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

    The characters in "Star Trek" get to wield all kinds of high-tech gadgetry. Some of these gizmos are purely science fiction. What technologies have actually come to pass? See more »

  • What is the longest-running TV show of all time?

    What is the longest-running TV show of all time?

    "Gunsmoke." "Law & Order." "The Simpsons." All of them long-running TV classics, which makes you wonder: Which TV show had the longest run in television history? The answer may surprise you. See more »

  • Who does the cooking on cooking shows?

    Who does the cooking on cooking shows?

    Whipping up a four-course meal looks so easy when one of those TV chefs does it. But in reality, it takes a small army of chefs, producers and technical wizards to pull off cooking shows. See more »

  • Who Said It: Angel or Edward Cullen?

    Who Said It: Angel or Edward Cullen?

    Angel of Sunnydale, Calif. Edward Cullen of Forks, Wash. Both pale vampires -- can you tell them apart? Are you sure? See more »

  • Who Said It: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?

    Who Said It: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?

    Many people have served as captain on the U.S.S. Enterprise. But out of all the captains in Starfleet, two hold a special place in our hearts: Captain James Tiberius Kirk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Think you know who is who? See more »

  • Why are singing shows so popular?

    Why are singing shows so popular?

    Sure, we all feel like stars singing in the shower or into a hairbrush in the bedroom. But most of us don't feel confident enough in our vocal abilities to pursue our musical dreams. Is that why we live vicariously through singing competitions? See more »

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