APRIL ISSUE'S QUESTION: Three American presidents appeared on American television shows as entertainment. (State of the Union Addresses, Message to the People of the United States, Political Debates, etc. do not count.) One hosted a television series years prior to being elected president, one appeared as a guest on a talk show and played a musical instrument just prior to being elected, and the third appeared on a comedy/variety show as a guest after leaving office. Name these three presidents and what show/series they appeared on as entertainers.
ANSWER: Ronald Reagan was host of the GE Theater and also Death Valley Days. (Few were able to name both shows, but since I only implied one show, I accepted either or both as correct.)
Bill Clinton was one also an entertainer on a television show and all entries correctly named him. However, most answered either the Jay Leno Show or the David Letterman show. The correct answer was the Arsenio Hall show.
Most people had the third president incorrect. The correct answer was Richard Nixon and the Laugh In show. (His only line was "Sock it to me" which was a running gag throughout the episode.)
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Only two women have been BOTH wife and mother of a United States President. What were their names?
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