What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 33

EPISODE #760

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 18, 1965 on CBS

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    • (1) "LIVE" WATCH: This is the 46th episode among the known surviving kinescopes of live broadcasts of "WML?" where the word "live" was cut from the intro.
      (2) THOSE GIRLS: One thing tonight's guest panelist Anita Gillette and last week's guest panelist Marlo Thomas would have in common in later years was having co-starred in different TV shows with the late Ted Bessell. He played "Don Hollinger" opposite Miss Thomas' "Ann Marie" on "That Girl" which ran from 1966 to 1971; then, he and Miss Gillette were in the ill-fated (and aforementioned) "Me and the Chimp." Even more coincidentally, Anita's first (technical) appearance on the show was the future EPISODE #777 of August 15, 1965, which was taped prior to the live EPISODE #759 of last week on which Marlo was guest panelist. Alas, Mr. Bessell never appeared on "WML?", either as a guest panelist or mystery guest.
      (3) AND SPEAKING OF "WORST TV SHOWS": One half of tonight's "WML?" panel would end up involved, in some way or another, on programs that would be subsequently rated among "The Worst TV Shows Ever" in the 1980 book of the same name. Besides Miss Gillette and "Me and the Chimp," there was Abe Burrows (making what would be his final "WML?" appearance tonight), who later in 1965 would be involved in the creation (along with TV Guide's resident critic Cleveland Amory) of the ill-fated TV series "O.K. Crackerby!" which starred Burl Ives in the title role, and which ran on ABC from September 16, 1965 to January 6, 1966.
      (4) "WML?" FONT WATCH: For the first time in many weeks, both the regular contestants' occupation and mystery guest's name overlays were set in Futura Demi Bold.
      (5) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: After two weeks off, B.A. Taylor is back as audio engineer.
      (6) Following GSN's December 25, 2006 airing of tonight's episode, the channel aired a 1973 color videotape episode of "To Tell the Truth," hosted by Garry Moore, with the panel consisting of Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle, Joe Garagiola and Peggy Cass, and Bill Wendell as announcer. This episode was from Week #151, taped on February 13, 1973. The first contestants were New York City firearms control director Fortune Mochrie and two impostors, and the second contestants were gourmet popcorn magnate Orville Redenbacher and two impostors. This episode had the post-1973 set design with the title set in block letters (which was first unveiled during Week #148 which was recorded on January 23, 1973), and was taped at NBC's New York studios.
      (7) ON THIS DAY IN RADIO: Two and a half hours prior to the start of tonight's "WML?" episode, New York radio station WINS (1010 AM) played its last song as a Top 40 outlet, "Out in the Streets" by The Shangri-Las. The next morning, April 19, 1965 at 5:30 A.M., WINS became an all-news station, and remains so to this day. WINS' switch left only two stations - WABC (770 AM) and WMCA (570 AM) playing Top 40 music.

      As a side note, WINS' call letters were first adopted in 1932, derived from the International News Service (INS), which was owned by the Hearst media empire - the same firm for whose New York Journal-American newspaper Dorothy was a columnist for decades. In 1958 INS merged with Scripps-Howard's United Press (UP, for which longtime "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite had once worked) to form United Press International (UPI). - W-B (2006)

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