Picks and Pans Review: The Great American History Quiz
History Channel (Mon., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. ET)
No, Chevy Chase's career is not history. He's the hired host of The Great American History Quiz: The Presidents, third in a string of hour-long specials designed to test your knowledge of our country's past and tickle your funny bone in the bargain. There's no money on the line, but the show is smartly paced and the multiple-choice questions are more amusing—and sometimes more challenging—than the sort Regis Philbin serves up. Historical highlights: Meat Loaf addressing the subject of White House cuisine and baseball analyst Tim McCarver asking whether Garret Hobart was a Vice President of the United States or a member of the 1962 New York Mets.
Bottom line: Test worth taking
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