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There’s One in Every Family

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
Dean Miller
Mike Wallace