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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 10/21/21

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Question: In 1988, what surgeon general stated that nicotine had addictive properties similar to those of heroin and cocaine?

Last Question: What show was I Love the 80s: Strikes Back panelist John Fugelsang referring to when he said, “I was just happy to see Kunta Kinte in space.”?

Answer: Star Trek: The Next Generation


In this clip, LeVar Burton is in a scene with Ben Vereen, who played Burton’s Kunta Kinte’s grandson, Chicken George, in Roots.

Quote of the Day: Reading Rainbow

LeVar Burton: [about to have kids introduce more recommended books] Here’s some other books you might like. Of course, you don’t have to take *my* word for it.

On this day, 35 years ago (June 6, 1983), Reading Rainbow debuted on PBS.