TIME Almanac with Information Please

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TIME Almanac with Information Please is 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 is the only edition published for 2014.

The Almanac contains 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.