1 9 5 2 – 1 9 5 3 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Members of a family who were outstandingly different were placed in the spotlight on this CBS show with master of ceremonies John Reed King (pictured above right) – and later, Dean Miller. Several such people appeared on each telecast and the studio audience then voted on each by applauding, which was measured on a meter.
The person whose score registered the highest had the opportunity to win prizes for their family by competing in a question and answer session.
A soldier shivering in Korea’s bitter winter asked his mother to make him a woollen helmet cap liner and the audience responded with enough warm cap liners for the entire platoon; 10-year-old Bobby Brown of Orleans, New York, wanted to start a local Soap Box Derby and the show found 70 town backers for his scheme; and San Francisco barber Frank Sibilia raised money to pay off the mortgage of his local neighbourhood church by cutting hair at home on Sundays.
John Reed King