Presidential pop culture quiz includes 'Potter'

  February 4, 2004 at 10:00 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via VH1 via PR Newswire)

A special VH1 News production on Tuesdayopens in new window asks the Democratic presidential hopefuls a couple of questions about popular culture, one of which has to do with Harry Potter:

VH1 is on a mission: to determine the hippest, most culturally literate presidential candidate. Sure, Wes Clark has heard of Outkast - but can he tell Andre from Big Boi? And so what if John Kerry plays acoustic guitar - can he name the guy who shreds it for Metallica? Forget, for a moment, the environment, budgets, and Bin Laden. VH1 knows the only issue that really matters in the minds of many Americans - pop culture. Who gets nominated as the people's pop culture candidate? That's what we're here to find out.

This half-hour show is part pop culture quiz, part theatre of the absurd. The behind-the-scenes effort to quiz each candidate is just as important as the quiz itself. Our host, Aamer travels across New Hampshire in late January to put these presidential wannabes to the test; the journey gives us insight into each candidate and their inner circle. If a candidate turns us down, we'll call him out as a pop culture chicken.

Some questions asked in the show include: What team does Lebron James play for?, What is Eminem's real name?, Who wrote the Harry Potter books?, Who is married to Brad Pitt?, What is the name of Michael Jackson's ranch?, Who was the first American Idol?, What boy band is Justin Timberlake a member of? and more.

Seemingly simple questions, right? It'll be up for you to decide who's the hippest candidate in the court of public opinion and pop culture.

The show airs Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 at 10:30 p.m. ET on VH1.


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