Walter Cronkite hosted the TV game show “It’s News to Me” (CBS, 1951-54).
- What did Jim McKay do before “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” (1961)? Jim McKay appeared on several shows for ABC, "Sports Spot" (1951), "Make the Connection" (1955), and "The Verdict Is Yours" (1958) before "ABC's Wide World of Sports". In 1961, he appeared on "Wide…
- What is the most violent film on record? The 1984 film Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, takes top honors for the most violent film on record. It contains 134 acts of violence per hour, or 2.23 per minute.
- On what TV game show does Carol Merrill’s daughter appear? Carol Merrill's daughter Hillary Saffire became the hostess on the new TV game show "Truth or Consequences" (syndicated) in 1987. Merrill herself was the hostess on "Let's Make a Deal" (NBC, 1963-68; ABC,…
- How long did the TV show “Queen for a Day” run on television? "Queen for a Day" ran from 1955-59 on NBC and from 1959-64 on ABC.
- What were the names of the four Lennon Sisters on “The Lawrence Welk Show”? The four Lennon Sisters were Diane, Peggy, Kathy, and Janet. They were regulars on "The Lawrence Welk Show" (ABC, 1955-71) from 1955 to 1968.
- What is the “ten-minute ticker”? The "ten-minute ticker" is a rule devised by Michael Weisman, NBC Sports producer, requiring production assistants covering a game to update the scores for other games every ten minutes.