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Quiz kids : the radio program with the smartest children in America, 1940-1953

Author: Martin A Gardner
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolona ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Quiz Kids' was a network radio program aired from 1940 to 1953 featuring smart children answering difficult questions submitted by listeners throughout America. "Quiz Kids" thrived during this period spanning a time from home delivery of milk by horse and wagon to the nuclear age. The show went beyond the producers' wildest expectations to be a national phenomenon"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin A Gardner
ISBN: 9780786439768 0786439769 1476606269 9781476606262
OCLC Number: 829738775
Description: v, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Children on my mind --
The brains behind the brains --
How to become a quiz kid --
The whirlwind begins --
The quiz kids --
selected short subjects --
Rising stars --
Hooray for Hollywood --
Soldiering on --
Box 1100 --
Quiz kids, too? --
Any bonds today? --
Don't you know there's a war on? --
Peace --
Kids will be kids --
Goodbye, Mr. Kelly --
Appendix A: Questions and answers --
Appendix B: The quiz kids, Programs and guests --
Appendix C: quiz kids program chronology.
Responsibility: Martin A. Gardner.

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"'Quiz Kids' was a network radio program aired from 1940 to 1953 featuring smart children answering difficult questions submitted by listeners throughout America. "Quiz Kids" thrived during this period spanning a time from home delivery of milk by horse and wagon to the nuclear age. The show went beyond the producers' wildest expectations to be a national phenomenon"--

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