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QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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"Take It or Leave It" was a very popular radio quiz show during its run. The show
ran for 10 years on CBS (1940-1947) and NBC (1947-1950), and was hosted
by Bob Hawk (1940-1941), Phil Baker (1941-1947), Garry Moore (1947-1949),
Eddie Cantor (1949-1950), and Jack Paar (1950). It became the precursor of
another game show called… "The $64,000 Question."

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Bob Hawk

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Phil Baker

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Ralph Edwards


Truth or Consequences,
a mix of game show elements with wacky stunts,
was originally hosted on NBC radio by Ralph Edwards (above) from 1940
to 1957. The popular daily syndicated show was produced by Ralph
Edwards Productions. Sponsors included Duz soap, as well as Ivory
soap, Philip Morris, and Pet Milk. Truth or Consequences made its TV
debut on CBS in 1950.

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Action Comics #127 (December 1948), featuring Superman 
appearing on the
show with Ralph Edwards.

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glasswax

Glass Wax was a popular window cleaner in the 1950’s. It
was manufactured
by Gold Seal which is no longer in
business.
 


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George Watt Fenneman (November 10, 1919 – May 29, 1997)

Fenneman is most remembered as the announcer/sidekick for
Groucho Marx‘s comedy/quiz show vehicle You Bet Your Life
on NBC-TV from 1950 to 1961.

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RADIO SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Quiz Kids, was a popular radio and TV series of the 1940s and 1950s, originally sponsored by Alka-Seltzer. The series was broadcast on NBC from Chicago, airing
as a summer replacement show for Alec Templeton Time. It continued on radio for
the next 13 years.

QUIZ KIDS AD

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QUIZ SHOW AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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The $64,000 Question had its beginnings in the CBS radio quiz show,
Take It or Leave It, which followed the pioneering Professor Quiz,the
first radio quiz show.Take It or Leave It ran from April 21, 1940 to July
27, 1947. It was first hosted by Bob Hawk (1940–41), followed by Phil
Baker
(1941–47). In 1947, the series switched to the NBC radio
network, and was hosted at various times by Baker, Garry Moore
(1947–49), Eddie Cantor (1949–50) and Jack Paar, beginning
June 11, 1950. On September 10, 1950, the title of the show was
changed to The $64 Question.

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Bob Hawk

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 Phil Baker

 

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Jack Paar

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