|John Reed King was the
host of this
early Q&A game, on which five contestants tried to avoid
and the one surviving player won a prize package.
Bill was the announcer
for the series,
and also appeared on-camera as King's assistant. Some sources
refer to him as co-host. The series was based on a radio program
that premiered in 1945. John Reed King was the host of that
as well, also with Bill's assistance.
For most of its brief
run, Bill was
working this early series at the same time he was doing Winner
Take All on NBC. This pattern of being involved with
than one series at the same time became a constant in his career.
Some sources refer to this program as Bill's first appearance on
TV, but most indicate that he debuted on Winner
All a month earlier.
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