For 15 years, from 1952 to 1967, this was the best of TV's plethora of panel-game shows, and a big reason was its boyish, crew-cutted host. Less stuffy than What's My Line's John Charles Daly, more fun than To Tell the Truth's Bud Collyer, he lent an eager ear to the "secrets" of both ordinary folks (a man who has collected seven miles of string) and celebrity guests (Ernest Borgnine disguised himself as a cab driver and drove panelist Jayne Meadows to the show). Not even Steve Allen, who took over near the end of the show's run, could match him.
By Richard Zoglin
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