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Information Please, Volume 6
 

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Information Please
Volume 6
 
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"Wake Up, America! It's Time to Stump the Experts!"

Dan Golenpaul was a man with a mission. Having spent most of the 1930s trying to talk radio network executives into raising the level of broadcast entertainment above the mentality of the average twelve-year-old child, Golenpaul had lately set his sites on a venerable radio feature: the quiz show.
 
What if, he thought, the contestants ask the questions, rather than the hosts? From this simple notion came a brainstorm: Information Please one of the most popular, award-winning, and consistently entertaining programs in radio history.
 
Armed with Clifton Fadiman, a team of experts, $100.00 in prize money, and NBC staff announcer Milton Cross, Information Please hit the airwaves at 8:30 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 1938 over NBC's Blue Network. From the beginning, Information Please showed signs of being an innovative program. Since the show was largely spontaneous - only the introductions, the closing, and the questions were written in advance. Likewise, listeners used to the typical personality-based musical and comedy shows of the late 1930s were surprised to hear authentic wit over the airwaves - surprised and pleased as well since, though the questions were usually difficult, the experts were both amazing and charming when they answered a question and, more importantly, authentically human and funny when they couldn't. It was said, in fact, that Information Please was really at its best and most entertaining when the brains of the "brain trust" failed them; Fadiman never hesitated to gently chide them when they missed an answer. During the contemplation following a question, he was frequently heard to say to the listeners "I can see their brains spinning away, folks" and "Come, come, gentlemen - everyone knows that" was a common response to a muffed question.
 
The fourteen programs in this sixth Radio Archives collection date from November 1942 to January 1948.
 
What items of food might these Mother Goose characters have to cut down on because of the rationing?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Leon Henderson, and Wilma Lord Perkins
Friday, November 27, 1942 – 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Lucky Strike
 
What game is played with one ball and eight players
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Christopher Morley, and William L. Shirer
Friday, December 11, 1942 – 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Lucky Strike
 
Where would you find the following letters?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Oscar Levant, and Ilka Chase
Friday, December 18, 1942 – 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Lucky Strike
 
Who was the first 'Cyrano' in this country?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Leon Henderson, and James Wallace
Friday, December 25, 1942 – 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Lucky Strike
 
What happened to a character because of lying?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Oscar Levant, and Alfred Hitchcock
Friday, January 22, 1943 – 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Lucky Strike
 
Can you name a State Legislature in which two languages are spoken?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Oscar Levant, and Lester B. Pearson
Monday, May 1, 1944 – 30:00 - AFRS
 
Who or what ran down?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Christopher Morley and Esme Davis
Monday, October 2, 1944 – 30:00 - AFRS
 
What advice follows these words?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Christopher Morley, and Dr. Will Durant
Monday, November 6, 1944 – 30:00 - AFRS
 
If three people who played the same role in a play, can you tell the name of the character they played and the name of the play?
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Deems Taylor and Clifton Webb
Sunday, December 3, 1944 – 30:00 - AFRS
 
Identify the character who composed a ballade while fighting a duel
John Kieran, Franklin P. Adams, Christopher Morley, and Edward Egan
Monday, February 26, 1945 – 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Mobil commercials
 
Who was celebrated in songs as, "celebrated, cultivated, under-rated?
John Kieran, Franklin P. Adams, Alec Templeton, and William Primrose
Monday, October 15, 1945 – 30:00 - AFRS
 
What is described as "Spring" or "Neap
John Kieran, Franklin P. Adams, John Mason Brown and Boris Karloff
Monday, December 24, 1945 – 30:00 - AFRS
 
Who calls himself, Jimmy the well dressed man?
John Kieran, Franklin P. Adams, Deems Taylor and Jimmy Durante
Monday, June 10, 1946 – 30:00 - AFRS
 
After a large dog is named, name a smaller dog of the same type
Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Helen Traubel, and Lauritz Melchior
Friday, January 30, 1948 – 30:00 - Mutual, sponsored by The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
 

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5 of 5 Always fine! May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Michael Sparrow from Fairview Park, OH United States  
Information Please is one of my favorites and my family feels the same.

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5 of 5 An Intelligent quiz May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Eugene Souberman from Yonkers, NY United States  
This program was always enjoyable.

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