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|Subject: Yes, definitely part of my childhood ... and he had a lucky break ....
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Date Posted: Thursday, January 28, 03:35:10pm
In reply to:
's message, "Another part of our childhood gone." on Thursday, January 28, 01:10:43pm
.... that he messed-up ... before he would have been stained by the quiz show scandals.
In 1956, CBS named him inaugural host of "The $64,000 Challenge" — which drew its contestants from the show it had been spun-off from, "The $64,000 Question." The pressure was enormous, and Fox accidentally gave a contestant the answer to a question, on live television. He was fired a few weeks in — fortuitous became the quiz show scandals enveloped the entire genre within a year.