Take It or Leave It was a CBS radio quiz show, which followed in the wake of
Professor Quiz, radio’s first quiz program. The show was first hosted by Bob Hawk ( 1940-41), followed by Phil Baker (1941-47). It aired until July 27, 1947. In 1947
the radio series switched to NBC and was hosted various times by Baker, Garry
Moore (1947-49), Eddie Cantor (1949-50), and Jack Paar who hosted the show beginning on June 11, 1950. On September 10, 1950, Take It or Leave It changed
its title to The $64 Question and continued, with Paar as host, until June 1, 1952. It
was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.