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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1952!
In 1940, Quiz Kids premiered on NBC and, by 1952 it was nearing the end of its 13-year run, but the show remained popular with adults and children alike.

Main Characters:

  • Joe Kelly as the Quizmaster
  • Quiz Kids - varied as the show went from season to season
  • Maggie O'Flaherty as the Scorekeeper

Show Concept:

  • Joe Kelly, the Quizmaster who asked the questions answered by kids with IQ's ranging from average to above 200, was a veteran of WLS (Chicago) station's The National Barn Dance. A third-grade drop-out, he made no pretense of knowing the answers without peeking. The radio program, created by Louis Cowan, also evolved into a TV series, though all of the original radio Quiz Kids had long-ago graduated or aged themselves off of the program.

Hosts or Guests:

  • Announcer played by Fort Pearson and Roger Krupp
  • Guest Stars:
    • Chico Marx - appeared to play the piano in several episodes
    • Elizabeth Kenny
    • Fred Allen
    • Jack Bailey
    • Ambassador Wilhelm Morgenstern of Norway
    • Evelyn Knight

Writers or Producers:

  • Written and produced by John Lewellen (1940-1953)

Sponsors:

  • Alka Seltzer (1940-1953)

Networks or stations:

  • NBC (1940, 1946-1951)
  • Blue Network (1940-1942)
  • ABC (1942-1946)
  • CBS (1952-1953)

Total shows or length of production:

  • Premiered on June 28, 1940
  • Final episode on July 5, 1953
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