(1) Tonight's show had a reunion of sorts, as Arlene Francis and guest panelist Dave Garroway were part of NBC's morning television lineup of the 1950's. Garroway was the original host of the "Today" show from its debut in 1952 until his departure from the program in 1961, while Arlene was hostess (or "editor-in-chief") of the TV series "Home" which ran from March 1, 1954 to August 9, 1957. After the run of "Home" ended, Arlene hosted a talk show, "The Arlene Francis Show," which ran in the mid-mornings on NBC from August 12, 1957 to February 21, 1958. During the introductions, Mr. Garroway mentions that he and Arlene will be co-hosting the upcoming Miss Universe pageant which will be held in Miami Beach, Florida.
(2) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Tonight's "WML?" sponsor, Kellogg's, has reverted to the old panel desk advertising layout, which they had used up to EPISODE #609 of April 15, 1962. Shown is the sponsor's "Kellogg's" name logo with pictures of the sponsor's product, boxes of cereal, on each side of the panel desk, and the words "presents WHAT'S MY LINE?" below the sponsor's logo. It appears that this earlier layout is now being used when the cereal maker is alternating with Allstate Insurance as the "WML?" sponsor, while the newer "streamlined" look of the Kellogg's logo on a simple rectangular board mounted on the panel desk is used when other alternating companies are sponsoring "WML?"
(3) As tonight's end credits indicate, Bob Barry is credited as lighting director, filling in for Ralph Holmes. - W-B