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Americana
Description:

Viewers sent in questions about American history, and a panel of celebrities had to answer them.  The most interesting question each week won a set of encyclopedias for the viewer.  The celebrity panel was later replaced with a panel of high school students.

Premiered:

December 8, 1947

Hosts:

John Mason Brown

Deems Taylor

Ben Grauer

John K. M. McCaffery (substitute)

Ed Herlihy (substitute)

Andre Baruch (substitute)

Vivian Ferrer (cohost)

Announcers:

Dick Dudley

Hugh James

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 1940s Game Shows
 Classic 1940s Shows That Started It All

 
     
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