TV QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1955

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The $64,000 Question was a CBS-TV game show that premiered June 7, 1955
and ran till 1958. The host of the show was Hal March (below) It was sponsored by cosmetics maker Revlon and originating from the start live from CBS-TV studio 52
in New York. The game show’s first contestant was a housewife from Trenton, New Jersey who won a 1955 Cadillac Convertible. The $64,000 Question later became embroiled in the scandals involving TV quiz shows of the day.

Emcee Hal March reads a question to contestant Billy Pearson on the set of the TV quiz program 'The $64,000 Question,' circa 1957. (Photo by CBS/Courtesy of Getty Images)
M.C. Hal March reads a question to jockey Billy Pearson on the set of The $64,000 Question, 1956.

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