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What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 11

EPISODE #588

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 12, 1961 on CBS

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    • (1) Tonight, "WML?" welcomes a new sponsor, Contac cold medicine. On the panel desk, only the block-lettered "CONTAC" logo is seen, mounted on a rectangular board, without the additional words "presents WHAT'S MY LINE?" below the sponsor logo. Also missing is a product picture on each end of the panel desk. This streamlined look will become the norm for future alternating "WML?" sponsors through 1964 when the show dispenses with putting sponsors' logos on the panel desk and top of the sign-in chalkboard altogether.
      (2) SHOW ANNOUNCER WATCH (OR, THE JOHNNY OLSON ERA FINALLY BEGINS - NO, REALLY!) - Effective with tonight's show, Johnny Olson takes over as the off-screen "WML?" announcer. His distinctive voice had been previously heard on the show announcing EPISODE #550 of February 5, 1961 and EPISODE #560 of April 16, 1961. Mr. Olson will remain the regular "WML?" announcer until the end of the show's weekly network run in 1967, and will continue with the program through the first four years (1968-1972) of its run in weekday syndication. - W-B

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