Juvenile Jury

NBC (ended 1954)


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Originally heard on WOR radio in New York, then nationally over the Mutual Broadcasting System, Juvenile Jury was one of the very first programs to make the transition from radio to TV.
The premise of this children's game show was a simple one: host Jack Barry would quiz a panel of five kids for their opinions on various subjects submitted by the studio or home audience. As an example, the "jury" once dealt with how to handle kids who were embarrassed to wear silly costumes in a school play.
The pioneering show began with a sixteen-week try-out before quickly becoming a prime-time hit. Juvenile Jury also was the first commercially sponsored network series (by General Foods). It also marked the debut effort of television producers Jack Barry and Dan Enright. Those two would become infamous for the rigging scandal involving their game show Twenty-One. The series began on NBC, before moving to CBS in October 1953. It returned to NBC in 1955 and finished its run that year on Sunday afternoons.


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