Is it available on audio CD anywhere, or is there a place from which I might be able to get a hold of it? I would love to hear Dorothy discuss politics.
Send an e-mail to Mr. Larry Jordan, who is the editor and publisher of Midwest Today magazine. To prepare for the Kilgallen article that he and his daughter Sara put on the magazine's web site
in 2007, they paid hundreds of dollars for the audio of six Hot Line broadcasts that were preserved on audiotape by "Archival Television Audio, Inc." located on Long Island, New York. You don't have to pay so much money. Instead of contacting the people on Long Island, e-mail Mr. Jordan here
and ask him specifically about the CD of the audio of Hot Line. He probably will ask you for a blank CD and stamped return envelope in exchange for him burning a copy. Mr. Jordan can give you his address, which is in Iowa.
Luckily, the first broadcast on the CD was the one in which they discuss Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney. It was the premiere telecast of Hot Line. The date it aired on a ten-second delay (New York area only) was June 23, 1964. If you check any online source or book about Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney, you will see that that was indeed the date on which the three young men's burned car was discovered, but they were not in it. David Susskind can be heard saying that the latest news is the discovery of the burned car earlier that day. The three dead bodies were not found (officially) until several days later. Hot Line took a vacation for three-and-a-half months, and when it returned people (Kilgallen included) were more interested in talking about the presidential race between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater.
If you are getting excited hearing about Archival Television Audio, Inc., I hate to tell you that it does not have any missing episodes of What's My Line?. All it has is the audio of episodes we can see on GSN or at the Paley Center for Media.