Monday, April 18, 2016

Forgotten TV: It's News To Me (1951)

As print media is gradually giving way to digital in this era, there actually existed a game show built around the headlines of the day.

It's News To Me aired as a summer replacement for Edward R. Murrow's interview series, Person to Person, on CBS. ABC newsman John Daly added News to his CBS workload, as this was concurrent with his other gig for Goodson-Todman as moderator of What's My Line?. However, another legendary newsman was at the moderator's chair at the end of the series----Walter Cronkite. Like, we've shown you Mike Wallace hosting the pilot for what would become To Tell The Truth, and Douglas Edwards, best known for a 5 minute midday newsbreak for CBS in the 70's around these parts, also was asked to be a game show host. Have to find that one down the road.

I have to believe that Buzzr (check local listings), which holds the rights to a good number of Goodson-Todman shows, some of which shared with Game Show Network (GSN), would have News in their library. Or do they?

Following is a sample episode.

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