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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

TWTD Archive – October 24, 1971

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Originally broadcast on WLTD
Sunday, October 24, 1971

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is the creator and star of “Truth or Consequences” and “This Is Your Life,” RALPH EDWARDS, speaking to us on the phone from his office in Beverly Hills, California.  Conversation recorded October 7, 1971.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (5-21-49) Ralph Edwards with several silly stunts for contestants; comments about the town named after the program, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; and the Mr. Heartbeat contest winner.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE (5-24-49) Ralph Edwards surprises boxer Barney Ross and reveals his life story.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (12-20-47) Ralph Edwards offers a “Christmas party” holiday stunt and then, in a special segment –perhaps a forerunner to his “This is Your Life” series- reunites a hospitalized veteran with his family.