April 22nd | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

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One of a dozen buildings you get googling "Annenberg"

One of a dozen buildings you get googling “Annenberg”

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows the name of the last Supreme Court justice who didn’t earh a law degree‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Walter Annenberg reportedly gave away $2 billion during his life, getting a bunch of things named after him in the process, including Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, Annenberg Public Policy Center and Annenberg Performing Arts Center. Some say he engaged in so much philanthropy in part to clear his father’s name, which had been sullied by tax scandals.  Walt’s dad, Moses, owned a little newspaper you might have heard of, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Walter took over the family business after dropping out of Wharton. But Walter really made his fortune when he started this magazine – can you name it?


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Answer: TV GuideRemember TV Guide? Remember having to look up tv schedules in a weekly reference book? Oh, how quaint our lives were a few short years ago. Anyway, that anachronistic little digest made Annenberg one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. It’s still based in Radnor.

‡Justice Robert H. Jackson.  He also oversaw the Nuremberg trials and penned the famous concurrence in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer. While Jackson was an attorney, there is no Constitutional requirement that a Supreme Court Justice be an attorney.  

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