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    Keep Talking

    Keep Talking

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    CBS (ended 1960)
    Keep Talking was a quiz show where celebrity panelists were divided into two teams of three players. The host would give each player a secret word and that player had to make up and tell a story using that word. The opposite team then had to guess what the secret word was.
    Panelists on Keep Talking included Paul Winchell, Morey Amsterdam, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean, Audrey Meadows, and Joey Bishop.
    Hosts of the show included Monty Hall, Carl Reiner, and Merv Griffin.moreless
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    State Trooper

    State Trooper

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    NBC (ended 1959)
    Investigator Rod Blake of the Nevada State police works with the county sheriffs to catch the bad guys.
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    We Take Your Word

    We Take Your Word

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    CBS (ended 1951)
    We Take Your Word was a game show where television viewers mailed in word suggestions and the show's panelists would attempt to provide the definitions, derivations and histories of the word.moreless
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    21

    21

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    NBC (ended 1958)
    The number 21 means a lot of different things to different people. It's the highest winning score in blackjack, legal drinking age, the New England Patriots' NFL record for consecutive victories and the current Century. But for a brief span in the late 1950s, Twenty-One also was synonymous with one of the most-watched, and most infamous, game shows in history. 21 inspired the movie Quiz Show.moreless
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    Earn Your Vacation

    Earn Your Vacation

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    CBS (ended 1954)
    Host Johnny Carson asked audience members where they wanted to go on their vacations, then they would play for their prizes.
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    It Could Be You

    It Could Be You

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    NBC (ended 1961)
    Game.Contestants selected from the studio audience compete by performing stunts. Winners receive a prize that they had always wanted (stated before the game begins) ,but could never afford to purchase. Featured: friend and family reunions.moreless
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    Double or Nothing

    Double or Nothing

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    CBS (ended 1954)
    early CBS game show
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    Miss Universe

    Miss Universe

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    NBC
    Miss Universe is an annual beauty pageant broadcast by NBC and run by the Miss Universe Organization. In the contest, women from more than 80 countries contest for the crown and the title of Miss Universe, vying for the highest cumulative score in swimsuit, evening gown, and question-and-answer competitions. The overall winner receives a contract with the Miss Universe Organization, a chance to spread awareness of disease control, peace, and AIDS awareness across the globe, and the keys to an apartment in Trump Tower (Donald Trump owns the rights to the competition). The pageant aims to host a competition of women that are beautiful, yet are still intelligent, goal-oriented, and well-mannered. The contestants are usually chosen through national pageants in countries across the world, although some countries refuse to participate due to cost or local customs. Over the history of the Miss Universe pageant, the United States has taken the most titles (7), followed Venezuela (6), Puerto Rico (5), and Sweden (3).moreless
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    $64,000 Question

    $64,000 Question

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    CBS (ended 1958)
    Welcome to the $64,000 Question guide at TV.com. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details. This quiz show was based on a radio game show "Take It or Leave It" where the top prize is $64. The television version added 3 zeroes to make it $64,000. A contestant started by choosing a category of his/her choice. The first 10 questions were valued starting @ $1 & doubled up to $512. At any time, the contestant could walk away with the money earned (Jack Benny stopped @ $1!) or risk missing & going home with nothing. The next three questions ($1,000/$2,000/$4,000) came from a secured safe. Then it came time for the Isolation Booth. There, questions were divided into many parts (IE: a 6-part question for $8,000), & think music was provided before the contestant could answer. Each successful win paid $8,000/$16,000/$32,000/$64,000. Missing a question in this stage of the game resulted in a consolation prize, a new Cadillac. Many famous contestants appeared on the show including Barbara Feldon (Get Smart) who had Shakespeare for her caegory, Dr. Joyce Brothers for boxing. There were sometimes guest hosts who filled in for Hal March, Ed Sullivan was game show host for a day. The demise of The $64,000 Question was because of the Quiz Show Scandal. Producers fed contestants information beforehand. Along with Twenty-One & Dotto (the show that started the scandals), big money quizzes were gone by 1958. In 1976, it came back as The $128,000 Question. Mike Darow hosted the first season from New York while Alex Trebek did the second season from Toronto.moreless
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    Front Page Challenge

    Front Page Challenge

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    CBC (ended 1995)
    Canadian panel/quiz show
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    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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    USA
    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is one of the classiest sporting events in the world. Since the first show in 1877, the Westminster Dog Show has crowned hundreds of dogs as best in show, granting them the highest honor a dog can receive. During the show, dogs are judged based on specific standards for their breeds for two full days in February. After initial group judging, the top dog from each of the seven groups are allowed to move on to the final round and a chance to win best of show. This judging technique provides all dogs with an equal opportunity to win the show. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has grown to be one of the most popular sports specials aired since it was first broadcasted in 1948. The Club also hosts a Junior Showmanship competition, with the finalists receiving scholarships for post-secondary schooling. What could be classier than an upscale competition focused on some of the world's most beloved animals? Well, you would have to be barking mad to miss the next Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.moreless
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    Answer Yes or No

    Answer Yes or No

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    NBC (ended 1950)
    Hosted by Moss Hart, this quiz show featured a panel of celebrity guests who would be asked questions about how they would behave in a variety of hypothetical situations. The contestants would then ask the guests other questions about themselves to try and determine what their hypothetical answer would be.moreless
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    Tag the Gag

    Tag the Gag

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    NBC (ended 1951)
    Wilbur Stark Productions created this short-lived game show. Hal Block was the Host. This quiz show lasted two weeks. A panel of comedians attempted to guess the punch line based on the actions of a group of performers. This series was aired only on two Mondays: August 13 and 20, 1951 at 8:00 PM on NBC. These two shows are lost to history. No kinescopes exist.moreless
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    Dollar a Second

    Dollar a Second

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    Dumont (ended 1957)
    Contestants earned money for every correct answer. BROADCAST HISTORY DuMont: 9/20/53 - 6/14/54 NBC: 7/4/54 - 8/22/54 ABC: 10/1/54 - 6/24/55; 9/2/55 - 8/31/56 NBC: 6/22/57 - 9/28/57
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    Gamble on Love

    Gamble on Love

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    Dumont (ended 1954)
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    The $64,000 Challenge!

    The $64,000 Challenge!

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    CBS (ended 1958)
    a spin-off of "The $64,000 Question".
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    Battle of the Ages

    Battle of the Ages

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    Dumont (ended 1952)
    Two generations of talent competed against each other in this game show.
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    Who's There?

    Who's There?

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    CBS (ended 1952)
    This program was a summer replacement show with three panelists attempting to guess a celebrity's name after viewing articles of clothing or props associated with him or her.