TIME Almanac with Information Please

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TIME Almanac with Information Please was an almanac published in the United States. The almanac was first published in 1947 as the Information Please Almanac by Dan Golenpaul.[1] The name was changed with the 1999 edition when Time Magazine bought naming rights to the Almanac.[2]

Information Please was created in 1947 from the host and panelists from the popular radio show entitled Information Please. The radio show which began in 1938 consisted of a panel of information experts that answered questions sent in by the public. The fact experts answered questions over the air and when the panelists were not able to give a correct answer they used humor instead. Host Clifton Fadiman edited and helped publish the first edition in 1947.[3] In 1997, the Information Please Almanac merged with TIME. The TIME Almanac for Kids with Information Please was first published in 2000.[2]

With the 2008 edition the Almanac began a partnership with the Encyclopædia Britannica, and in 2013 the final edition was published. The TIME Almanac for Kids continues in publication.

The Almanac contained the following sections:

  • Current Events
  • U.S. Government and History
  • U.S. States Statistics
  • Great Disasters
  • Awards, Entertainment, and Culture
  • People[4]

Competing books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Information Please
  2. ^ a b Company Overview
  3. ^ Clifton Fadiman | Who2 Biographies
  4. ^ Brunner, B. (Ed). (2006) Time Almanac 2006 with Information Please. (2006) Boston: Pearson Education Company.