CANDID CAMERA DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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Candid Camera is a reality television series of practical jokes performed in
front of a hidden camera with unsuspecting participants. She show, created
and produced by Allen Funt (above), initially began on radio as Candid
Microphone
June 28, 1947. After a series of theatrical film shorts, also titled
Candid Microphone, Funt brought his concept to ABC television on August
10, 1948 with announcer Ken Roberts. He hosted or co-hosted almost all
of the TV versions until 1993 when he suffered a stroke and never
recovered. His son Peter Funt, who had co-hosted specials with his
father since 1987, became the producer and host of the show.  

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