Showing posts with label Truth or Consequences' airs for the 1st time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Truth or Consequences' airs for the 1st time. Show all posts

Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29, 1945: Truth or Consequences' airs for the 1st time

December 29, 1945: The radio quiz show Truth or Consequences debuted on NBC. It was presented by Ralph Edwards. Participants had to perform ridiculous acts or feats for cash prizes.

The show was planned as a parody of giveaway programs, and it took 5 weeks before boxer Jack Dempsey was recognized as Mr. Hush for a prize of $13,500.