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INFORMATION PLEASE by Martin Grams, Jr.
Information Please, the popular radio quiz program that played experts for fall guys, was capital, dependable, adult radio fun for more than a decade (1938–1952). The fast-cracking experts, such as John Kieran, Franklin Pierce Adams, and Oscar Levant, were acknowledged by listeners as the most knowing of know-it-alls. Master of Ceremonies Clifton Fadiman was famous for beating the experts to the pun while he picked the questions submitted each week by listeners. Information Please spawned a short-lived series of film shorts (1940-1943), a summer-run television program (1952), at least two card games, and the long-running Information Please Almanac.
--Documentary on the making of the broadcasts, and background production.
--Sponsor and Cast contracts are reprinted.
--Day-by-day information about the 1945 Information Please European Tour.
--Chapter documenting the history of the 18 RKO Information Please Shorts (1939-1942).
--Chapter documenting the short-lived 1952 television series.
--Chapter documenting the radio program's involvement with the Information Please Almanac.
--A complete episode guide listing each and every radio broadcast, television broadcast and movie short.