What's My Line?

Season 7 Episode 49


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 05, 1956 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: The panel batted .500 this evening. Ironically, in the first game, it was Chicago native Dorothy Kilgallen who correctly identified Mayor Richard Daley. Daley was on the show to discuss the upcoming Democratic National Convention to be held in his city. Also, it was announced that WML would be broadcast live from Chicago as part of the convention's activities. In the second game, the panel was pretty much put through the wringer by the 81 year old model, also from Chicago. Of course, who would believe that a grandmotherly looking lady would be a model? The panel did rebound nicely in the mystery guest round when Dolly Mae correctly identified the reigning Miss Universe, Carol Morris of Iowa. She was on the show as part of the promotional blitz for Audie Murphy's latest film, "Walk the Proud Land." Unfortunately, the panel ran out of time in the final game, so the mosquito counter won the full prize by default, and buzzed off with $50. - Sargebri (2005)

      MAYOR DALEY was often accused of corruption when it came to his administration. One example of this came in 1960 during the presidential election. When John Kennedy won the election, Republican nominee Richard Nixon accused Daley, a Democrat, of rigging the ballots in Chicago in order for Kennedy to win. This was never proven and many said it was just Nixon showing sour grapes. Ironically, Daley may have helped to put Nixon in the White House eight years later. Many feel that the turmoil surrounding the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago was one of the reasons that Nixon was eventually elected to the presidency. - Sargebri (2005)

      1968 CHICAGO CONVENTION: Mayor Daley was in New York City as part of the buildup to the 1956 Democratic National Convention. Twelve years later, another convention in Chicago would become the most controversial in the history of American politics. In August 1968, the Democrats returned to Chicago to nominate their candidate for president. During that convention, many hippies came to Chicago to protest against not only the Vietnam War, but also against Democratic President Lyndon Johnson. Daley decided to put a show of force onto the streets and sent out the police to control the situation. Unfortunately, all hell broke loose and the police took matters into their own hands and started roughing up many of the protesters. In addition, things got out of hand on the convention floor also, and many of the convention goers were roughed up as well, including future CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather. Many feel that the chaos surrounding the convention was one of the contributing factors to the election of Richard Nixon in November. Seven Chicago police officers were charged with violating the civil rights of the demonstrators. However, none of them were ever convicted. Instead, the blame fell on a group of men collectively known as the Chicago Seven. They were: Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Tom Hayden, John Froines and Lee Weiner. Black Panther Party militant Bobby Seale, who had nothing to do with the others, was tried alongside the seven. They were put on trial for inciting the riots as well as other charges and they were convicted. However, those convictions were overturned on appeal and they were all allowed to walk as free men. - Sargebri (2005)

      PUN TIME: During the introductions, as a play on Dorothy Kilgallen's name, Paul Winchell recited a poem that rhymed "Italian" with "Kilgallian." Later, during Mrs. Williams' game, John furthered the joke by calling Dorothy "Miss Kilgillien." Dorothy then humorously responded by calling John "Mr. Dialey." - Sargebri (2005)

      CAROL MORRIS: This wouldn't be the only time Carol Morris would appear as a contestant on a panel show. A few months later she would appear on "To Tell the Truth" as herself with two other women pretending to be her. The three ladies managed to fool the panel completely as the two other ladies received votes, but Miss Morris didn't, and they wound up splitting the full prize of $1000. - Sargebri (2005)