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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Weekly Contest: TV Quiz

This week's contest is about a subject we don't cover much in Ithaca Blog: television. So we'll give a choice of questions. One will reward the person with a knowledge of music, a subject we like to cover. The other will reward the person with a generic knowledge of TV.

That second category is a shorter question, so we'll ask that first. What is the most viewed TV show in the world? A hint, or at least clarification: it is not a current show, but one in syndication, available to an estimated one billion people.

The music question has to do with the subject of yesterday's posting, Bo Diddley.

A lot of people know that, in 1967, the Doors were barred from the Ed Sullivan Show after reneging on an agreement to change some purportedly inflammatory lyrics to "Light My Fire" in their live on-air performance. Years earlier, Bo Diddley was banned from the show, also for an abrogated promise to big Ed. What was Bo's transgression?

Send your answer to either question, or both, for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music: Entries will be accepted through Friday, and randomly-selected winner announced late Friday.

Thanks, and good luck!

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog and Small World Muisc

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