Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A little history lesson on To Tell The Truth (1980)

Rosa Parks, one of the early pioneers of the modern-day civil rights movement, appeared on To Tell The Truth in the fall of 1980. Ms. Parks would later be immortalized in song by the Neville Brothers ("Sister Rosa", 1989), but for a lot of folks, this was a rare occasion to learn more about her than just from reading history books. The panel includes Nipsey Russell, Kitty Carlisle, and Gordon Jump (WKRP in Cincinnati). Robin Ward is the moderator.

Announcer Alan Kalter would later handle those same duties for David Letterman on CBS' Late Show (1993-2015). As you saw, Russell recused himself from voting due to past personal association.

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