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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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    $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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    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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    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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    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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    Ad Libbers

    Ad Libbers

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    CBS (ended 1951)
    The Ad Libbers was a short lived improvisational program where a host Peter Donald offered a situation and a group of actors would ad lib dialogue to fit that scene.
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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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    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.
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