Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Signing Off

Thanks for tuning in over the past 5 years but this blog is signing off. New TV-related posts will be found going forward at BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY and a new blog to be announced soon. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

My Top 10 Favorite Game Show Hosts

Gary Moore
I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth

Being a game show host has always been a very specialized field unique to entertainment. Some major names have tried and failed while others, from all walks of news and entertainment, have made it look easy. There are a surprising amount of folks who were quite good at it--actor Bert Convy, singers Bill Anderson and Donny Osmond, newsman Mike Wallace, comic legend Groucho Marx, music legend Dick Clark, and all around entertainer Steve Allen. Here, though, we see my personal favorites, from nearly 60 years of game show watching. 

All of these men had what it takes to not only keep the game going but also to keep the egos of various guest celebrities and panelists in check, all with a smile, a wink, some fast talking, and a seemingly easy way of going with the flow. 

John Daly
What's My Line?

Bob Barker
Truth or Consequences, The Price is Right

Allen Ludden

Bill Cullen
Eye Guess, Blockbusters, and many more!

Peter Marshall
Hollywood Squares

Bud Collyer
Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth

Art Fleming

Monty Hall
Let's Make a Deal

Richard Dawson
Family Feud, Match Game

Friday, November 25, 2016

R.I.P. Florence Henderson

Way too many TV passings in 2016. Here's another. "America's Mom."
Rest in peace.