Daily Trivia – 1/14/11

Question: What Richard Chamberlain miniseries costarred Toshiro Mifune as Lord Yoshi Toranaga?

Last Question: What retailer unleashed the Discover card in 1985?

Answer: Sears

At the time the Discover Card was introduced, Sears was the largest retailer in the United States. It had purchased the Dean Witter Reynolds Organization (brokerage) and Coldwell, Banker & Company (real estate) in 1981 as an attempt to add financial services to its portfolio of customer services. Ray Kennedy, Sr., – father of country singer Ray Kennedy – who was the credit manager for Sears, conceived the card. In 2007, Discover Financial Services became an independent company.

Here is an early Discover Card commercial. It makes going into debt look glorious!!

Here is one more from 1986:

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