What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 45


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 09, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • The mystery guest was Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, Republican U.S. senator from Illinois during the years 1951-1969. Dirksen's hit LP was a "spoken word" album on the Capitol label (#T 2643). Its title is "Gallant Men - Stories of the American Adventure." The tracks on this 1966 album are: Prologue, Gallant Men, The Story of the Mayflower and the Mayflower Compact, The Story of the Battle for Independence, The Story of the Flag, The Star-Spangled Banner, The Story of Gettysburg, The Gettysburg Address, The Story of the Statue of Liberty, Epilogue and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. - Suzanne - (2004)

      Senator Everett Dirksen, Republican from Illinois, was then the Senate Minority Leader. At this time, he was boosting his national fame with a hit LP record. His voice was probably the most distinctive of any member of Congress, yet he manages to fool the panel, for a bit, into thinking he's a handsome leading man. This earned him the distinction of being among the few political mystery guests who made it into the 25th anniversary special. He was also the father-in-law of Tennessee Senator Howard Baker. Dirksen died in 1969, just after being re-elected to a fourth term. Contestant #2, Harry Ball, a horse dentist, had previously appeared on the show in 1954. This is an indicator of how nostalgic the show was getting in its waning weeks, by bringing back a contestant from the early days of the show. - Eric Paddon (2004)

      Malaise of the Spirit: Everett Dirksen's presence lightens up the mood until John Daly looks at the camera and says that lately, the United States is suffering "a malaise of the spirit." He may be referring to current news reports of hippies and anti-war protestors proliferating in New York and San Francisco. It was 1967, the "Summer of Love." - Jan Simonson (2004)

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