Hide Spoilers. Superb ivan 9 June I've seen only the first episode, but it's clear that every single show is priceless. Groucho is absolutely brilliant, self-confident, mischievous and avuncular. There is no one like him. The contestants are also fascinating. This show is fresh, spontaneous, relaxed.
It's a shame that it isn't being rerun. It has both entertainment and documentary value. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Before the duck krorie 22 March This was the first show I saw on the new invention called television. I was eight or nine years old. My family followed the tomato harvest and found jobs at a Brooks Ketchup factory in Shirley, Indiana.
That would have been the summer and fall of or While driving to find work we stopped at a country store to ask directions. It was getting dark. The owner who waited on us lived in back. I had heard of the new invention but had never seen one. I was already a fan of the show because my dad and I listened to it on radio on a regular basis.
The owner saw me eying the TV through the open door. And so I did for just a few minutes. It encouraged us to save our pennies and get our own set in Groucho was a comic genius who was a master of one liners and clever repartee. The most famous joke about the woman with the big family who told Groucho she loved her husband and Groucho replying, "I love my cigar too but I take it out of my mouth once in a while," never aired in Arkansas KARK, NBC, Channel 4, in Little Rock because of censorship.
But Groucho's retort made the rounds and everyone knew about it. I was too young to know the Marx Brothers, though later I was able to enjoy their classic movies. So when Groucho had a brother on his show I would see him for the first time. I vividly remember one program when Harpo was guest and he almost outdid Groucho. Chico too nearly stole the show from Groucho the night he was on. I remember Groucho would have his daughter on from time to time. She was about my age. I don't know what ever happened to her.
As I recall she was not shy and had talent. The "secret word" was a popular gimmick for the program. At first a young lady in abbreviated attire would come out when someone said the word, which the audience knew but the contestants did not.
It took me a while to get used to the duck coming down which replaced the girl, even though as I remember she still appeared now and then. George Fenneman was not only an elegant announcer but did well as straight man for Groucho. He was a quiet, unassuming person, very likable, who sometimes would have a clever comeback line when Groucho tried to embarrass him.
He also announced for the popular "Dragnet" series and had a part in the horror classic "The Thing from Another World. Groucho would keep asking silly questions until they got their money. Truly, no one ever went away broke. Priceless Game Show Sargebri 15 October This is one of the funniest game shows ever. Groucho Marx was not only one of the funniest hosts on television, he also was one of the brightest. I especially loved the banter he would engaged in with the contestants before he would start the game.
This not only provided the show with its sense of humor, but it also put the contestants at ease before the game began. One of these days I hope Game Show Network would bring this back on television. This show is a timeless classic. One of a kind I watched this when I was a teenager in the 50s. I caught a few episodes on cable around ten years ago. It wears well. Groucho was a master at the double entendre.
Mae West had nothing on him. One example: there was a married couple who had 19 children. Groucho asked the man why they had so many kids. The man said it was because he liked his wife. Groucho replied, "I like my cigar too, but I take it out once in a while. Watch it, if you can. You won't regret it. Fun show, even for a kid davebeedon 14 July Groucho sat behind a high desk or lectern, talking to his announcer, the contestants, and the audience, raising his eyebrows or grinning slyly to make or emphasize a joke.
He often fiddled with his ever-present cigar. I can't remember if he actually smoked the cigar on the show, but it would not surprise me if he did, as smoking was pervasive in those days. To see Fenneman in a dramatic role, watch the original version of the movie "The Thing. From a kid's perspective the best part of the show was the institution of the "secret word," announced to the audience but not the contestants before contestants appeared on the stage.
If a contestant uttered the secret word during the show, he or she would win extra money. The duck's mouth held an envelope containing the money and its face was modeled after Groucho's: mustache, thick eyebrows, and I think a cigar in its mouth. Great fun! In their case, it was the whole kit and kapoodle of the MGM back library, or at least the better part of it. They were immediately put to good use, as Channel 2 immediately launched feature films in some very strategic spots.
Well, it was the reason for this extended intro and seemingly unrelated couple o' paragraphs,that we both labored under. And with them, was a young, energetic monologist, who used heavy greasepaint to feign bushy eyebrows and heavily mustachioed face. It was sort of shocking to a 5th Grader, but this young bespectacled and cigar smoking' guy looked like a younger version of a favourite TV Comedian of ours, Groucho Marx! What a shock to find-out that t'is was the very same fellow! Most of any folks of about 60 years got their first view of a middle-aged, sharp witted, fast on the draw, quick on the come back, Groucho.
We learned of their movies at MGM later. Still later, we discovered 4 Marx Brothers when their five Paramount Pictures were also sold to television. But as for our Groucho, he was the MC of this non spectacular quiz format half hour. The format of the game varied as little from season to season, as various ways of gaining about the same end were given tryouts over the 11 seasons.
George was the perennial "Good Sport" American Citizen. Whatever the craze or stunt, Groucho had George do it. Where something odd called for a 'volunteer' to act as a tester, Mr. Marx always 'volunteered' George. Whenever a lovely, young and eligible Lady would appear, you could be sure Groucho would try to act as 'Matchmaker'.
All the time, never a mention of George's being happily married with children, already! There was some rumor that Fenneman did not like his Boss, and that Groucho mistreated him. In later years, George dispelled such as strictly bunk! Fenneman proved him to be a true fan of the Marxes when growing up. He made mention of seeing the on-stage material try-outs that the Brothers did for their first MGM Pictures He saw them over and over again, never guessing that he'd work with Groucho one day. The featured contestants were mainly just common folk, selected from the studio audience.
They would have their time talk with and get interviewed by Groucho. Groucho would have benefit of summaries of each person's occupation, interests and peculiarities. The banter would back and forth, and everybody took their turn on the carpet. As it was a filmed rather than live presentation no video tape in use until , naturally, it was edited.
The crews reportedly filmed about an hour and left in the best to fill out this half-hour. Great synopsis of the daily business news. Thanks to the dedication of Bill and Sue. They kept the show interesting and relevant. I wish them the best in the future. Oh so sad to learn of this, like others I regularly watched and enjoyed this informative show, hoping the stations will reconsider and somehow bring it back! It was a great program! Another reliable source of business news gone.
Even when not at home we always taped this. I watched this with my dad when it first aired and continued have watching it over the past 40 years. CNBC, the hosts Bill Griffith and Sue Herrera, and the rest of the reporters did a great job providing a summary of the market and introducing me to new investment opportunities, all in under 30 minutes.
All of them will be missed. Upon hearing the news I searched the usual financial news sites — CNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ and associated web sites like Marketplace for something that could replace it in my daily routine and came up blank. While few organizations have the capability that CNBC has, I hope some production company steps up with a product to fill the void left by the departure of NBR.
This is very disappointing. Maybe someone will pick the show up. Bill and Sue have been great and Paul as well. I feel the same. Such a learning tool over the years. They say there are other sources but none as succinct, unbiased, and comprehensive. Tragic news! Just like you, I have been a true addict of NBR for decades, it never came to mind, that a so well concise quality program could get off the air; i am so disappointed. This 25 minutes a day was providing a daily unbiased summary portrait of all markets, with ideas and opportunities to consider knowing the current and foreseeable geopolitical and economic situation.
Sue, Bill, plus the whole team and collaborators of NBR where consistently and professionally delivering their precious thoughts to non-professional viewers like us, helping to devise our way forward. I was shocked. The termination of this program came as a complete surprise. I have been watching NBR for years. It was the only news program of any kind that I felt was unbiased and provided a balanced view. There is nothing else like it on broadcast television.
I did the same and came up with nothing — very disappointed. How depressing to loose NBR. There are so many lousy programs on the air it is disturbing to loose a really great one. I sure hope it finds a new home and continues. Somehow some way its got to be reborn again! Just finished watching what they announced as the last episode! The only show on TV I look forward to watching. What will happen to them? What will I watch now? TV has become such a wasteland, NBR was the only beacon of news worth watching.
Same here. If I missed the broadcast, I subscribed to watch it later on my computer. I received an E mail telling me of the shows ending 20 minutes before the last episode.. Now where do we go to keep up to date? Great blame this on Trump. FYI charitable donations are still deductible. So not only do you not know what youre talking about, your dead wrong.
Limited to fixed income, house paid off, property taxes low, they do not itemize. With the economy booming, why are contributions down? Ask any non-profit and see how their current income compairs to when theTrump Tax Plan took effect. Even corporate donors are down because they do not have to donate to lower their tax burden.
As far as the tax savings being passed on to workers so they would have more disposable income to donate…Ha Ha Ha. You give to charities because they are charities and you do it from the kindness of your heart. If a tax deduction is your sole reason then why give at all? Giving nothing is more profitable to you than giving anything, even with a deduction. You give because you wish to help. The deduction should not matter and most likely does not matter for most individuals.
If the lack of a deduction stops you, then shame. Shame to the corporations as well, if they are paying less tax then they can afford to give more, if they choose to. They have no obligation to do so. They do not exist to make you happy. They exist to make money for thier stockholders and make them happy. Theoretically anyhow, but that is another subject.
The reality of it is a shame. However, your hatred is blinding you to understanding the tax changes. I see it as all positive with exclusion of our ballooning federal deficit as the one and only negative. In there were With tax changes in only 18 million or so continue to itemize. Note that Trump dealt with Federal taxes and not State taxes. States like Illinois raised taxes since so a very small percentage may have seen a smaller benefit.
My reasons are because certain states New York, California and some high property tax communities were basically being subsidized by our Federal government prior to Like in New York and California I live in a high tax community.
I still itemize with my mortgage interest 11K, charitable donations 4K and property taxes 13K but since only 10K max allowed. Nicely irrelevant Donald. Now go join the buffoonery squad that thrives on public ignorance and believes the pathological lies of an illegitimate POTUS.
Public TV just lost one of their better shows. I agree with every word! I am utterly puzzled, why would CNBC end one of their finest, most valuable, interesting and informative programs????? Sorry to see this program leave the air. It was more informative than watching the evening news. Hope they find another home. I too watched in long ago in FL with my dad nightly. Through it he taught me about businesses and stocks. I am disappointed and not surprised that Comcast with all their profit motives did not continue to support the show with past decisions to cut staff and infuse its ideas competing with NBR for many.
Sad like so many things to see it finish such a long run. Best to hosts and staff. This is a major disservice to people who enjoyed. Learned and benefited from the scope of information. Quality programming is clearly not what you are striving for.
What a shame! Unique, informative and intelligent financial news reporting and a must-see for us every weeknight. We are crushed to learn that NBR has been cancelled. It is a great loss for all the viewers! An excellent show with in depth coverage of the financial trends. Hopefully the station will be able to continue a similar program: or even bring NBR back It will be dearly missed!
So sorry to see it cease production. Yes, NBR will be greatly missed. It was my reason for turning on the tv each evening as it was interesting, informative and unbiased. Unfortunately, that can not be said of most news reporting with the possible exception of NHK news. So sorry to hear of the closing NBR! I have been a faithful viewer since the beginning. NBR will be missed!!! Terrible decision what with all the junk on television lately. Trust some group will muster the common sense to replace NBR with an equally informative show.
Will surely be missed! BIG loss!! So Sorry to see this program go! What a loss this leaves a big gap. This brought me to watching PBS and to contributing to the station. This program got me through some tough times in the market and I learned a lot about companies and investing.
Do hope someone will fill this gap or bring this program to another home. This is a much needed and educational program. Well, bummer! I will miss NBR. My husband and I truly enjoyed this program And are really disappointed to see that it has been discontinued. I have been a long time supporter of public television and have always appreciated the Factual, straight forward programming. This is a true disservice to the public. Poor business decision and a loss for the viewers.
I am shocked and disappointed to learn that tonight was the last NBR. I so looked forward to this wonderful, educational show. I watch very little TV, but I never missed this one. A great loss to PBS. Such a loss! NBR set a standard for truthful, trusted quality reporting.
This program and their hosts will be very missed. Thank you for so many years of your service. First taught me about the stock market and how to filter what I heard on NBR. Very disappointed! Watched nightly for years. I hope it comes back in a similar format. Yes there are other sources of economic news but NBR was special.
Just got public TV coming in after purchasing a decent antenna and reconnected with NBR… only to hear this bad news! Hope something comes to fill the considerable void! Great show it was! Such a huge loss. Please fill the void with financial news, comparable in integrity, clarity, and intelligence. What a huge loss. Very sad viewer here. Just learned tonight is last episode. Very disappointed. Please replace with another objective program regarding markets. Very sad to see the show end.
I looked forward to it every day. Great business news without the political liberal bias. This has been a staple in our house for some time and could always be relied on to present a well rounded analysis of the business decisions and current financial climate.
Makes you want to cry! What a big disappointment. Bill and Sue along with the other reporters provided a succinct and informative business program. Losing NBR seems to go hand in hand with the demise of the local newspaper. Content is all that seems to matter anymore given the ease of accessibility of all kinds of data, but the value not the means of how it is delivered is something that is on the verge of being lost forever.
Great while it lasted. Hope there is a future somewhere. I am stunned to learn of the ending of this valuable program that provided authoritative business news. This is a great loss for quality television. This is the only program on television that I would actually pay to watch. How stupid to close it down. I have been watching this program ever since it started. I am shocked to learn that this program will be no more. Sue Herera perhaps is the best reporter in my judgement.
May be NBC can start nightly business report on their own. They can keep the same team and earn lot of bonus points from those who love NBR. I looked forward to this show each evening. I was able to find it on a npr channel in most locations and stream it a day late when abroad. It will be a big loss. The loss of this educational program is a programming tragedy! As contributors to public programming this is a great disappointment. Unfortunately the network that asks for financial support from their viewers has made a serious error in judgment by allowing Nightly Business Report to be removed.
The anchors, Bill and Sue, were professional, personable and well informed. The featured contributors were insightful and informative. We have lost a valuable resource and it is my sincere hope that the program will find a new home and continue to be an excellent source of necessary financial information. Very sorry to see NBR has been terminated. I often watched this show and looked forward to it.
You will be missed. So bummed out , watched this every night. So much junk on TV, this was so helpful to me. Wow, more loss!! I loved Sue and Bill, best of luck to them. Bring it back you are making a mistake!!!! Extremely disappointed! Have been tuning in for over 20 years. Cut the lean to save the fat. This simple, yet useful, program has been a joy to watch for so many years. I am truly saddened and shocked to hear this. My best to those that contributed to this program for so many years.
One more plank in the fragile stability of our world removed. Feels like a gut punch…. I am not surprised. I am going to tell all my friends to boycott NBC and Comcast for internet service. It would be one thing if the company was losing money but it is doing very well.
Perhaps they are trying to get people to go over to CNBC and then charge more for ads. What a shame. Such an excellent program that has brought forth many experienced voices to comment on the market. Would like to know the best half hour alternative to this show if anyone has ideas. They say that there are other resources to receive this type of news, sure, at CNBC But would they extend their regular program until 7.
Very sorry to lose NBR. It caught me totally by surprise tonight. It has been informative and objective, and I have trusted it for the past 15 years. Aside from multiple cost cutting programs, what else did they try? For example — although I enjoy and prefer good journalism served without interruption — I would have watched this show even if they decided to sprinkle in a few advertisements at key points in the show.
I hope that someone either picks up the show or recreates it. In any case, I wish the best for all the talented staff. I am so disappointed. I intended to start to teach my grandchildren about stocks by listening to Nightly Business News with them. It is clear, concise, and interesting. I believe this was a disservice to our community as a whole.
Best of everything to Bill and Sue, a great team. NBR run by CNBC was particularly good as a daily review of the major business news of the day, the various equity markets, the economy including importantly housing for various age groups and income levels, and investing. Being supported by the strong, experienced CNBC reporters and their interview contacts, NBR was as good as it gets and my series record program will miss them.
It is deserting a winner. Please do not forget noblesse oblige. I feel like I lost a friend that I spent time with every week night. I thought public service was what Public TV was all about? I have watched this program since the days of recording it on my VCR. In the past year, my young adult children have been avid viewers as well. With all the discussion of young adults not getting a financial education, what better program than this to do so?!
I am very sad today. I just heard the news! I am a loyal fan for over a decade. I learned so much from it! Great job! I implore, actually beg, CNBC and particularly PBS to replace and insert another very similar program in its place and possibly bring back all the friends of NBR to re-enter our lives and homes in the evening for their excellent reporting.
Thank you for all your years of services and made a difference in my life. Like many others have said this is probably the one program I would wholeheartedly pay for. Incredible how decisions like this come about. This is tragic beyond words… I watch every night on YouTube at exactly NBR you will truly be missed.. This was a quality broadcast with no equal on networks, period.
I really hope another production enterprise, or NPR, continues this program. CNBC needs to explain their decision to pull the show, since for us avid, loyal viewers, it makes no sense. What a shock, one of the few programs worth watching. The views and market analysis have been a great contributor to my financial knowledge and decision making for decades.
I am speechless and am at a loss on how to replace the valuable information NBR has provided. Very sorry to see this go. This has been a very helpful program for many decades. Those of us depending on PBS for this program have lost a valuable resource.
Best wishes to everyone who worked on this high quality program. This was the only news for which we turned the television on. I share the same sentiments in the previous comments: among many bad shows, this good show does not deserve to be cut. The show has no equal. Sorry it is ending. Both of my sons grew up watching it with me and now live in other states. When we talk an NBR segment generally comes up.
This quality, informative business show will be missed. Comcast, please reconsider your decision on NBR. Excellent business information delivered in an educational and non-partisan manner! I join the chorus; I am in shock and so disappointed. I love very few TV shows and this is one I just love. It really fills a void that is not filled anywhere else. No where else can you tune in each day and hear unbiased reporting on the news and the stock market.
This decision is sad news for investors and anyone who wants to try to understand the complex world of business. Our best wishes to Sue And Bill and everyone associated with this fine program. I truly enjoyed watching and learning about the economy. Nightly Business Report has been the only news report we have been able to watch that had no political bias. Mi am sick! I feel blindsided!! Did not see this coming. Such a valuabke and respected program.
CNBC, I will be pulling my support from you. This is a big mistake and very poorly communicated to the public. Thank you to all those who made this show a success. Ditto to all of the above! I almost fell over when I heard this just announced! There is nothing like this program. I am a new investor and have watched faithfully the last two years and learned a lot! Hopefully another station will continue this? Even if viewers paid a subscription fee to watch it it would be very worthwhile.
Such a valuable and respected program. I was so shocked and dissapoonted to hear Bill announce at the end of todays show that thia would be the final telecast. And it was so nice to close with the proverbial goodbye from Paul Kangas. I have watched religiously for at least 20 years and have come to depend on the reports at the end of the trading day to wrap up what happened each day.
With clear, sinple language and great graphic presentations they guided me through each day. And the guest comentaries helped me to pick new stoks to add to my watch list, many of which have done well. As a sustaining contributor to PBS, I can only implore that that some comparable program can fill that spot because any investor will tell you that there is currently no other like NBR. If this is due to Comcast, as it appears to be, I am reconsidering my Comcast service.
In the meanwhile, I will confine my business news to Bloomberg. Maybe some of our dear billionaire supporters of what is good public policy will pick up and fund this program. Please, PBS, explore the options. This is terrible news. Back to the Paul Kangas era. Where else can you go for daily information on the market in thirty minutes. Just a thought. I am outraged and stunned at the cancellation of NBR. Have they no understanding of their roll in educating the public about the daily state of the economy and the markets?
As a sustaining contributor to PBS, I can only implore that that some comparable program can fill that spot because any investor will tell you that there is currently no better better market news program. I totally agree. I am shocked! I have watched NBR for over 20 years. My first go to program daily. The Best Financial Synopsis broadcast expires with nothing to replace it. Totally non-partial. Steady reporting through good times and bad.
Too calm, too factual, too non-controversial, Too bad. I guess you could watch Faux business snooze. So sad! NBR is a must see. As important as the national news. This is really not a good decision! Too many investors will be negatively affected. What a terrible shock! So many of these changes feel like mistakes. Yes, yes, many new things are great. I knew very little about stocks, bonds, etc.
I learned even more from the NBR, now freshly gone. I have been watching the show nightly since it went into syndication from the beginning. So much business news in a half hour it was great. Brian Bergin. Shocked to hear! PBS — please it bring back or something if equal standard. These are they types of shows why we would consider supporting public broadcasting. I feel like demanding a refund of my recent PBS contribution! I agree completely.
Exact reason for the cancellation is unclear. The show was a good fit and surely at minimal cost to CNBC since they used their vast international news gathering resources and deep bench of talent to present the 30 minute weeknight shows which often repackaged or summarized material broadcast earlier in CNBC. Puzzling decision. Perhaps the benefit of reaching a PBS audience was not worth the cost to some nameless executive s somewhere….
I am stunned, baffled and confused. Why has the Nightly Business Report been cancelled? It makes no sense at all. I feel so lost and let down. I need my Nightly Business Report every evening at dinnertime. It kept us informed and alert. Who did this and why??? The NBR team should go on the air anyway. Just tell me where I can see them. Maybe on a different network.
Or on YouTube. I cannot imagine my life without it. Such a loss, quality concise financial reporting. Our country is getting dumbed down w reality tv and less intelligent programming. I am beyond disgust at this decision. It is so difficult to find anything informative and of quality on television these days. I wish them well and hope this program shows up somewhere else. Jolene Wallace. What a shock. One of the most informative and helpful business programs on the air today. Watched with my father for years, and learned about the stock market and learned about financial matters for my family.
This is a very sad day. Where ever I was in the country I always knew I could check on what was current In the financial world. Where ever I was in the country I always knew I could check on what was current in the financial world.
My bet was that she was too distraught or angry to do the last show. She was as loyal to it as the viewers are. NBR was a really good show. I checked the schedule and the Consuelo Mack Show on Saturday seems to still be on. But for this couple half of our PBS viewing was me watching this show while on the treadmill.
Not the same. This show made me a wealthy man. Not enough to buy the show back, but financially independent. Only way we keep this going is for enough of us to pool our money and buy it back. The most intelligent financial program just ends, done, gone? Can anything be done to encourage the continuation of this excellent program? Frankly I am in total shock and feel utterly abandoned. Is it Comcast who pulled the plug? To be honest, Bill Griffith was great, but Sue Herrera helped get this once-great show cancelled.
She was getting worse and worse. She barely knew what she was reading, and she looked awful some nights. They could have easily replaced her with any one of the great CNBC correspondents available, but they chose not to. She knows. And feel ok about posting it?
How about focusing on what is important about women, which is everything except their looks. Sue Herrera was a class act. I love her! And of course, you complain about her looks… typical criticism of a woman in the spotlight. I applaud her for all the great work she did, and Bill too. Hope it will return in no time with its powerful voice. Stunned to find out tonight at when Bill said it was the last. Im surprised that Sue Herrera was not there for the last show. Paul Kangas felt like family to me.
Wishing you the best of good buys! Thanks for the feedback link. NBR has been our go to place for financial news and information. It feels absolutely awful to see it end. Please bring the show back! We all need it. Thanks for the link.
I sent them my concerns with respect to cancelling NBR and the lack of available quality business information available to the general public. Thank you so much for the link. I made sure to submit my deep regret and hope others make their feelings known too. Was it too expensive to produce? I shall be reflecting on this betrayal next fund raising crusade.
Twice a year I have pledged and paid. No more. I wonder how many more might feel the same, the shame. APT fully funded it. How is it a CNBC decision? Seems like was a slippery slope since PTV cut funding by necessity some years ago and staff cuts happened.
APT funded the production, but it never was meant to be a profit making enterprise. It was done as a service for public television. We are deeply disappointed that this program is being discontinued! We have been regular viewers since the late s and occasional viewers before that. We learned so much from watching the program. We often followed up in greater detail on topics we first learned from NBR. I am truly sad! I want to thank Nightly Business Report for keeping me informed on investing over the years.
Taking this show off of the air is a big mistake. Anyone who found it, benefitted from watching it. Thank you NBR. Unbelievable…clear, concise and accurate business reporting and CNBC cancelled it. Why am I not surprised….. Critical business analysis last. PBS is the place for this professional non biased type of Business Update nightly program.
The bias on other channels has become nearly ridiculous. This truly was a very informative and professionally presented institution. I am shocked and disappointed. Please replace it with exactly the same quality of nightly business reporting anything less would be unacceptable. They set the bar , but we must reach for a higher bar on television then the garbage that is promoted while the truly informative or family values style TV is destroyed.
A sad day for a reliable information institution. Best wishes to all effected by poor management decisions, hopefully it will benefit them to a greater degree in the long run after all they are exactly what we need on TV. The dumbing down of the nation just took a huge step in that direction.
I would also mention lack of accountability of commentators. There were some good things obviously. To my mind the program lost its mojo about a year before Linda O Bryon left. Something was definitely wrong during her final year. And then came Susie Gharib, who I thought was horrible. Yes, I will miss it. But I am not going to pretend that it was exceptionally good. We live in a capitalistic economy. When I did hear a report on labor relations, it was always fair and non-discriminatory. Just the facts.
Hell, they even dared to report on the effects of climate change once in a while. Try finding that on the cable financial networks. Which is just the way the corporate overlords want it. With its cancellation, a hole has been knocked into my life. I dearly wish for something as good, or nearly so, to come up. Thank you NBR for all the years. You gave us all so much. I hope you can bring the gang back together some day. They should have stuck to the Paul Kangas format. You knew what moved the market every part of the day and learned a lot.
It was required watching for serious investors. New format wasted money on-location shots, did not have market pros like Pisani every day so just needs to be redone the old way. It was not as good as it should have been but was the only one.
I agree with the above statements. It was sort of recap of what was on CNBC during day, in case you miss part of the daytime program. I am very active in stock market and will miss this program as a great source for stock market information. Please bring NBR back. Willing to pay for it!!!! Commercials ok! I have watched and recorded these programs nightly since What a huge loss for me but even more so for younger individuals who have not received the education that I have.
These programs are the major reason that I have contributed to public television they helped me make money so I feel that I should give something back. I will be looking for a substitute program but I strongly feel that i will not find one as good as NBR. To all involved in NBR, thank you. If it was only a handful of us viewers who loved the show, just tell us! This is an absolutely ridiculous decision.
Those of us who are passionate about this show need to take coordinated action! I, too, only learned tonight of this loss and hope PBS will find another source that will continue to inform and educate us on financial matters. I depended on NBR to help me make investment decisions and have done quite well because of the info provided by this show. Surely there is some bright person out there that will take notice of an opportunity to fill this void and make some money too.
I suppose this was inevitable. What now? The lightning round with Jim Cramer? No thanks. I feel betrayed by CNBC. NBR is watched by people throughout the world thru the internet. I watched it from the Philippines. They forgot that for the love of money is the root of all evil. A very poor decision to end this program and it marks a further deterioration in the quality of programming in the US.
There is a real need for programming like this. Bloomberg is very technical and not for the general public, CNBC is poor quality and somewhat mindless as are most of the other outlets. NBR was low key, factual without all the drama and all the better for it.
A sad loss. This highlights a trend in the USA — the only thing that matters is profits. Viewership and quality were not important — only profits. It does not seem to matter if a program provides knowledge and information [such as NBR] — what matters is how much profit it generates. It saddens me that this program is over. We are left with programs in which groups of people are on the TV screen at the same time often raising their voices and not allowing other speakers to finish their sentences.
We are left with tweets twisting facts and reality. We have lost another program that helped us understand the world around us. Well said. And it went downhill ever since. I am really disappointed. In 30 minutes we had a very good portrait of the stock market situation. Sue and bill ,were very good. I was listening to the program from Cassie Siefert and Paul Kangas.
Benoit Beaulne Montreal and Boca Raton. I watched it everyday and enjoy the well informed of economic prospective of the world. Very sad to see the only finance program on NPR goes. Good luck to the people who care about financial well beings and understand social connection with economic picture.
We learned last night of the demise of the NBR ad were shocked! We value the breadth and depth of the reporting and interviews. We are both attorneys, retired, but engaged in public affairs and find BR a most informative show and not because of investment information. NBR really presents an intelligent and fact-based approach to business news which necessarily touches on many social and public policy issues.
Great reporting, the best journalism, and no obnoxious commercials. Both print and broadcast journalism are tanking hurting our democracy as we so desperately need an educated electorate to keep our democracy strong. So much of network and even other cable TV is dribble. This was the best most informative business show on TV, why would you ever take it off. I have watched this show for years what a shame to see it go.
What a shame.. Is this the beginning of the end in terms of unbiased, straight forward information that actually benefits the American Public…What a shame. This is just another nail in the coffin. My mother and father watched the program. My Dad, an immigrant with 6 years of education, was able to leave a substantial legacy by watching the program and my father-in-law and his wife watched in Florida and with us when they would visit.
They also did not leave this earth poor because they learned so much. It was the one TV program that was allowed during dinner. Our daughter grew up watching the program and her first job out of college was with an investment firm. Now her 4 older children ages 15 to 20 mention different companies as potential investments for us and are very much aware of the stock market.
Her oldest is majoring in economics in college and trades with an online trading company—all from the influence that their mother and we have been able to impart from NBR. We were hoping it would be around to help teach her younger children. It encourages saving and investing—a much needed attribute according to statistics—verses spending. Canceling NBR is just an example of what is going on with public television. What an opportunity to gain an intelligent, grateful, moneyed audience!
This is the program that started me in investing.
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Editor Lucy Himstedt lh evansville. I was only 10 when I first became aware of the power of image management. I was at a dress rehearsal for our annual dance recital. Soon after the music began, he pointed to one dancer and told me to watch her and only her. All four ladies were executing the same dance steps; however, only three were truly performing. A conversation then ensued between my father and me regarding the difference between a dancer and a performer.
Dancers simply execute movement. However, performers perform. They use facial expressions, body language, and energy to share emotions and tell stories. Add in the effective use of costumes, makeup, and hair, and a whole story is communicated without a dancer ever saying a word! Think Nutcracker or Swan Lake. That was the moment I realized everything communicates, and communication beyond the spoken word is powerful. Ever since, I have been obsessed with how we use our appearance, behavior, and communication skills to influence how others perceive us.
The people we are drawn to — the ones who capture and maintain our attention — are those who use more than just words to communicate. They have the whole package and are human magnets. Simply put, image is a priceless commodity. It is also a powerful companion to the talents you have worked so hard to develop. All the more reason, then, to craft an image that can help you succeed in your professional and personal life.
These are excerpts from some of my favorite blog posts from the past year or so. I hope you find something in each of them that you can use. After graduating from the University of Evansville, West entered corporate America, where she enjoyed 15 successful years of experience in various image management roles.
In , she was no longer willing to ignore her entrepreneurial spirit, so she founded Starla West International, a professional image management organization headquartered in Indianapolis. She and her team serve a broad range of individuals, industries, and professions. Their goal is to inspire and empower business professionals, from entry-level to executive management, to reach their personal and professional best by leveraging the power of effective wardrobe, style, communication, behavior, and etiquette.
You will find the link at www. Impactful communication is a multifaceted skill set. It involves not only our choice of words, but also how we carry ourselves, the confidence we exude, and the respect we are able to command. When done well, it can have a dramatic effect on our success as business professionals.
Nonverbal communication is an outward expression of our mental state that others observe and decode immediately. Even though the transmission of this information comprises 60 to 65 percent of all interpersonal communication, most business professionals go through life totally unaware of what their body language is saying to others.
If there is any discrepancy between the two, we are hardwired to automatically trust the nonverbal communication. To that end, it is important to know that a business professional will communicate most effectively and exude confidence and command respect when his or her verbal and nonverbal communications consistently send the same message.
To ensure we appear confident in the eyes of others, here are three easy nonverbal ways to exude confidence. Highly confident people claim more space with their entire body than less confident people. They spread their feet apart, stand up tall, push their shoulders down and back, and hold their arms akimbo. Arms akimbo is a territorial behavior used to assert dominance and project an image of authority. Simply place your hands on your hips with thumbs backwards and pull your elbows slightly forward to create a V pattern.
Less confident people typically stand with their feet close together while keeping their arms close to their body so as not to take up too much space. Their neck may disappear as their shoulders lift toward their ears.
If their torso rolls forward just slightly, the end result is an upper body that appears smaller than what it really is. Keep your chin up. When our confidence is low or we are faced with adversity, we will — very naturally — drop our chin. That is why, when we see people with their chins down, we assume they are lacking confidence or experiencing negative thoughts or feelings. The old adage keep your chin up is true. If we want to be perceived as being in a positive frame of mind, we should make sure our chin is up.
Steeple with confidence. It is a useful behavior to adopt when we want to demonstrate quiet confidence. Simply spread your fingers apart and touch the fingertips of both hands together without interlocking the fingers or touching the palms. The very nature of dining with someone is an intimate event.
We are sitting close to each other, and no one can escape being seen or heard. What we see and hear helps us form an opinion of our dining partner. The knowing, understanding, and execution of proper dining etiquette is not about being perfect or better than everyone else.
Instead, it is about knowing which behaviors represent us well as business professionals. Our behavior at the dinner table quietly speaks to others, and it is imperative these behaviors say the right things about us. For example: 1. It is best to eat in small bites and at a moderate and smooth pace. Eating rapidly and aggressively is perceived as boorish.
The last thing we want is for whomever we are dining with to view us as barbaric because we devoured our meals like ravenous hyenas. We should avoid taking a survey of what our dining partners plan to order and then asking the server to allow us to order last as it is often an indicator of indecisiveness.
We should also avoid ordering the same exact meal as our dining partner as we may appear submissive. When removing our napkins from the table and placing them on our laps, we should not whip them out and shake them open. This behavior is typical of surly or unrefined people. This is a quiet activity that should go unnoticed by others. When we do this, others are likely to view us as disrespectful and egocentric. We should never hold our fork like a shovel.
This behavior is most commonly associated with cavemen and is another indicator of aggressiveness and a lack of refinement. We should never use our fingers to sop up the last bit of sauce or gravy on our plate. And, of course, we should avoid licking our fingers or using them to shovel food onto our fork. These are behaviors most commonly associated with young children. When performed by adults, they are indicators of immaturity.
Cutting an entire piece of food into bite-sized pieces prior to eating it is not necessary. Instead, simply cut a small portion and eat it before cutting the next bite. This is an activity normally performed by parents to prepare food for children. As soon as a child is physically able to cut his or her own food, he or she should be taught to cut only one or two bites at a time. If we do this as an adult, it is likely to be viewed as a sign of immaturity. It is always best to taste our food before seasoning it.
It is rude and disrespectful to the chef to add salt and pepper before tasting the meal. Begin with the assumption the chef has already seasoned your meal to be perfectly delicious. Then, after a few bites, feel free to add additional seasoning if you feel it requires more.
Otherwise, you will be viewed as uncaring and disrespectful. Are you making any of these dining etiquette mistakes? If so, it is likely that your behavior at the dinner table is working against you. Listening is the primary way we take in information.
It is used far more than reading and writing combined; however, it is the least understood method of communication. When we think of listening, we often confuse it with hearing. Hearing is the physical ability of the eardrum to accept and transmit sound waves to the brain.
Listening, on the other hand, is the mental ability to put meaning to that transmission. People who have developed this skill and are using it effectively have a huge competitive advantage. More than 35 business studies have ranked listening as the number one skill sought for entry-level positions and promotion considerations.
By developing improved listening habits, we 1 remember more, 2 learn better, and 3 are more effective in our communication. For example: An employee makes a communication mistake due to ineffective listening that causes him to redo a task that takes 15 minutes to complete.
Five Different Listening Approaches When communicating with others, each of us listens for different things and in different ways. There are five different listening approaches. While all of us have probably used each approach at one time or another, our most natural approach has the greatest effect on how we communicate. These approaches reflect the focus of our listening: Appreciative: Listens in a relaxed manner, seeks enjoyment, entertainment, or inspiration.
Comprehensive: Listens to organize and make sense of information by understanding relationships among ideas. Discerning: Listens to get complete information, understand the main message, and determine important details.
The listening style that we use determines both the quality of the information that we gather and the reaction of others to our behavior. Attention to detail is the sign of a well-dressed professional. Make sure none of the following is visible to spoil your finished look in a professional environment. Social Media Success Your online presence can help or harm your job search.
Can Facebook be used to predict job performance? Rosen, associate professor of management information systems in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. In the study, a group of students was asked to take a personality test. Thousands of studies, Rosen said, have linked these traits to job performance, so the fact that social media can be used to evaluate the Big Five has tremendous implications for employers and employees alike — especially for hiring.
The good news: About the same number of employers say that social media has positively influenced their hiring decisions. Here, Rosen offers five research-based social media tips to new graduates and job seekers: Be positive. Think twice before griping about your day.
Tout your interests. Watch your words. Character limits often mean that abbreviations and incom-. However, make sure your social media posts and replies at least show you are literate — not to mention respectful and intelligent. Studies have indicated that employers have eliminated job candidates because of poor communication skills. Know your friends. Remain vigilant about the content that friends post to your social media profiles.
You may be working hard to keep your Internet presence squeaky-clean, but one ill-advised message or picture from a friend can damage your online reputation. Of course, your friends can favorably influence the way you are perceived — someone with many interactions and photos of friends would probably rank high on extraversion, Rosen said. Stay true. Rosen suggests choosing one professional-looking photo and using it to identify yourself across various social media sites.
Brave New World International young alumni blend their business savvy with a passion for social change. At UE, AlShehail majored in accounting but discovered a passion for entrepreneurship in a course taught by Pete Sherman, associate professor of management. Students use their business skills to solve pressing problems in a developing economy,. After several months of preparation, including Skype conversations, she traveled to Rwanda for three weeks in January After a twomonth training session in New York, she will receive her field assignment and country placement, then spend nine months working with an Acumen Fund investee that is providing access to basic needs, such as water, health care, sanitation, agriculture, or energy to individuals in poverty.
As a University of Evansville student majoring in business administration and international studies,. As a UN youth delegate, Sena represents the young people of his home country and hears the voices of those who cannot participate directly. Along with other UN youth delegates — most from Latin America and the Caribbean — Sena travels to UN Headquarters in New York City to attend meetings of the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee of the General Assembly and participate in the negotiation of resolutions on youth issues ranging from education to economic development.
After his year as a youth delegate ends in August, he will purto 24 years represents more than sue a Master of Science in international political economy at the a billion hopes for a better world, London School of Economics. By representing the youth of my country in the international arena, I hope to inspire and encourage young people to participate more deeply in their society and its political life.
Architects with Hafer Associates and Mackey Mitchell Architects developed the plan through an assessment of needs that included interviews and focus group sessions with UE students, faculty members, staff and administrators, and alumni. The most crucial needs that emerged were improved academic buildings; student housing; fitness, recreational, and athletics facilities; and campus environs and streetscapes.
The practice facility is the first capital improvement for basketball since Carson Center opened in , and it is the first capital improvement to campus athletic facilities since the Charles H. Braun baseball and James N. Cooper softball Stadiums opened in UE students have once again proven that they are motivated to work not only inside the classroom but also in the community around them. The current honor roll reflects community service logged between July 1, , and June 30, During that time, 2, UE students performed more than 21, hours of community service.
An additional students participated in academic service-learning programs. Located on the lower level of Neu Chapel, the gallery features approximately items related to John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist religious movement. The collection — which includes paintings, ceramics, plates, silverware, busts, and more — is a gift from Wayne and Sally Perkins.
Virtually all of the commemoratives were acquired in England; many are between and years old, with the oldest dating back to He rightly deserves our attention and appreciation. To schedule a visit, call the Neu Chapel office at Thanks to three UE alumni and their work in the film industry, the campus community and area residents were among the first people in the nation to view a major movie.
Bernie, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey, is based on a true story that traces the strange, complicated friendship between a Texas mortician and a wealthy widow. The movie was produced by Wind Dancer Films.
The trio arranged for the screening free of charge to the University, allowing all the money raised at the April 22 premiere to go to scholarships for UE students. Williams credits the relationships built and appreciation for scholarships he received at UE with spurring the idea for the premiere.
She joined Wind Dancer in and was promoted to president in Students earning a Bachelor of Science in public health will experience multidisciplinary approaches to public health practices. They will learn about a range of issues that impact population health, global health, environmental health, disease prevention, health communication and informatics, health care systems, and health behavior.
Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, assistant professor of public health, will serve as director of the public health program. She joined the University of Evansville faculty in to teach public health courses in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, where the new program will be housed.
For more information on the public health program, please visit www. Recent civil engineering graduates also celebrated success when scores from the October Professional Engineer PE exam arrived in January. Over the past three years, UE civil engineering alumni have attained an 84 percent passing rate on the PE exam, compared to a national rate of 65 percent for the same period.
The overall national pass rate for first-time takers of civil engineering exams is 65 percent. For each of the last six PE exams, UE graduates have collectively posted a pass rate of over 70 percent, including two exams with a percent pass rate. The PE exam, offered every April and October, is designed for engineers who have at least four years of post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline.
President Thomas A. Kazee presented the award at Winter Commencement on December Rawski is one of the reasons I came to the University of Evansville. McMullan is the third holder of the endowed chair, established in by a gift from Melvin M. Peterson, an honorary trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville. This year, 30 members of the Class of sat for the exam, which is designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study.
Where Are They Now? Emeriti faculty and other retirees gathered for a reunion the weekend of April 14 - Attendees enjoyed sharing their great memories of UE days and swapping stories of life in retirement. Joe Flauto University of Evansville professor emeritus of theatre Joe Flauto retired in but still teaches classes occasionally, does freelance set design, and works on costumes for various theatre productions. His work has appeared in a theatre design exhibit at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery in downtown Evansville.
He remains involved with UE as well. Flauto served on the committee tasked with choosing and displaying the art for the opening of the Ridgway University Center. I walk the dog. I like to cook and read. I have taken up crossword puzzles to keep my brain agile and yoga to keep my body agile.
Both are more or less working! Gallman said that should come as no surprise to anyone. And I read a lot — about 60 to 70 novels a year. While he sometimes stops by campus to visit, he has no desire at all to be back in his old office.
You can drop Bob Gallman a line at bg7 evansville. Melba retired from UE in as a professor of mathematics, and Pat retired in as vice president of planned giving. The two also like spending time at their lake cottage and playing bridge.
In addition to their many shared activities, Melba says she also likes to do yard work and that Pat enjoys gardening. Despite being retired from the University, the Patbergs have continued to take part in various UE events and projects. They particularly enjoy attending Aces basketball games. The 6'11'' center never imagined that as a UE senior, he would have the opportunity to redesign the popular mascot.
Then, Ace brandished a club with a spike through one end, carried a gun, and wore a menacing sneer. In , the mascot received a friendlier, cartoonish look at the suggestion of sports information director Greg Knipping. Knipping was among those killed along with the University of Evansville basketball team in the December 13, , plane crash. My goal was to create a mascot with s. He refined his work after suggestions poured in from more than 2, UE alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.
We took that feedback to a focus group, which then made suggestions to Pieter. Norton was in the class of and played for Hall of Fame coach Fred Schmalz from through Werner is a graduate and has been playing professional golf since that time. Now, at each commencement, UE graduates receive a gift of a blank key from the Alumni Association.
In addition to providing valuable academic instruction, our professors have served as mentors and confidants and have helped us evaluate and redefine how we view the world. UE faculty, we appreciate everything that you have done for us. After I returned to the states, I redefined my life goal.
I want to have an interesting story. I hope that we accept unexpected opportunities, face unforeseen challenges, and prove to ourselves that we can overcome them. We have been well prepared for the world in front of us, and I am proud to call myself a part of this group as we face the future unafraid.
He is a regular contributor to the publication, which covers the region around Amarillo, Tex. Randy is also a member of the board of directors for the Florida College System Foundation, which supports 28 colleges across Florida and a student population of over , Angelo J. He was stationed in Great Lakes, Ill. He was the first African American to receive an athletic letter from Evansville College for track and field high jump.
He received a small stipend monthly while he attended college and worked a few hours some semesters in the school cafeteria. The youngest of six children and only survivor , he is the only one of his siblings who received a college degree. In the early s, he worked for the City of New York as a case worker in the homeless shelter system for alcohol and substance abused men. He retired from this position in While driving to find work we stopped at a country store to ask directions.
It was getting dark. The owner who waited on us lived in back. I had heard of the new invention but had never seen one. I was already a fan of the show because my dad and I listened to it on radio on a regular basis. The owner saw me eying the TV through the open door. And so I did for just a few minutes.
It encouraged us to save our pennies and get our own set in Groucho was a comic genius who was a master of one liners and clever repartee. The most famous joke about the woman with the big family who told Groucho she loved her husband and Groucho replying, "I love my cigar too but I take it out of my mouth once in a while," never aired in Arkansas KARK, NBC, Channel 4, in Little Rock because of censorship. But Groucho's retort made the rounds and everyone knew about it.
I was too young to know the Marx Brothers, though later I was able to enjoy their classic movies. So when Groucho had a brother on his show I would see him for the first time. I vividly remember one program when Harpo was guest and he almost outdid Groucho. Chico too nearly stole the show from Groucho the night he was on. I remember Groucho would have his daughter on from time to time. She was about my age. I don't know what ever happened to her. As I recall she was not shy and had talent.
The "secret word" was a popular gimmick for the program. At first a young lady in abbreviated attire would come out when someone said the word, which the audience knew but the contestants did not. It took me a while to get used to the duck coming down which replaced the girl, even though as I remember she still appeared now and then.
George Fenneman was not only an elegant announcer but did well as straight man for Groucho. He was a quiet, unassuming person, very likable, who sometimes would have a clever comeback line when Groucho tried to embarrass him. He also announced for the popular "Dragnet" series and had a part in the horror classic "The Thing from Another World. Groucho would keep asking silly questions until they got their money. Truly, no one ever went away broke. Priceless Game Show Sargebri 15 October This is one of the funniest game shows ever.
Groucho Marx was not only one of the funniest hosts on television, he also was one of the brightest. I especially loved the banter he would engaged in with the contestants before he would start the game. This not only provided the show with its sense of humor, but it also put the contestants at ease before the game began. One of these days I hope Game Show Network would bring this back on television. This show is a timeless classic. One of a kind I watched this when I was a teenager in the 50s.
I caught a few episodes on cable around ten years ago. It wears well. Groucho was a master at the double entendre. Mae West had nothing on him. One example: there was a married couple who had 19 children. Groucho asked the man why they had so many kids.
The man said it was because he liked his wife. Groucho replied, "I like my cigar too, but I take it out once in a while. Watch it, if you can. You won't regret it. Fun show, even for a kid davebeedon 14 July Groucho sat behind a high desk or lectern, talking to his announcer, the contestants, and the audience, raising his eyebrows or grinning slyly to make or emphasize a joke. He often fiddled with his ever-present cigar.
I can't remember if he actually smoked the cigar on the show, but it would not surprise me if he did, as smoking was pervasive in those days. To see Fenneman in a dramatic role, watch the original version of the movie "The Thing. From a kid's perspective the best part of the show was the institution of the "secret word," announced to the audience but not the contestants before contestants appeared on the stage.
If a contestant uttered the secret word during the show, he or she would win extra money. The duck's mouth held an envelope containing the money and its face was modeled after Groucho's: mustache, thick eyebrows, and I think a cigar in its mouth.
Great fun! In their case, it was the whole kit and kapoodle of the MGM back library, or at least the better part of it. They were immediately put to good use, as Channel 2 immediately launched feature films in some very strategic spots. Well, it was the reason for this extended intro and seemingly unrelated couple o' paragraphs,that we both labored under.
And with them, was a young, energetic monologist, who used heavy greasepaint to feign bushy eyebrows and heavily mustachioed face. It was sort of shocking to a 5th Grader, but this young bespectacled and cigar smoking' guy looked like a younger version of a favourite TV Comedian of ours, Groucho Marx! What a shock to find-out that t'is was the very same fellow! Most of any folks of about 60 years got their first view of a middle-aged, sharp witted, fast on the draw, quick on the come back, Groucho.
We learned of their movies at MGM later. Still later, we discovered 4 Marx Brothers when their five Paramount Pictures were also sold to television. But as for our Groucho, he was the MC of this non spectacular quiz format half hour. The format of the game varied as little from season to season, as various ways of gaining about the same end were given tryouts over the 11 seasons.
George was the perennial "Good Sport" American Citizen. Whatever the craze or stunt, Groucho had George do it. Where something odd called for a 'volunteer' to act as a tester, Mr. Marx always 'volunteered' George. Whenever a lovely, young and eligible Lady would appear, you could be sure Groucho would try to act as 'Matchmaker'. All the time, never a mention of George's being happily married with children, already! There was some rumor that Fenneman did not like his Boss, and that Groucho mistreated him.
In later years, George dispelled such as strictly bunk! Fenneman proved him to be a true fan of the Marxes when growing up. He made mention of seeing the on-stage material try-outs that the Brothers did for their first MGM Pictures He saw them over and over again, never guessing that he'd work with Groucho one day. The featured contestants were mainly just common folk, selected from the studio audience. They would have their time talk with and get interviewed by Groucho. Groucho would have benefit of summaries of each person's occupation, interests and peculiarities.
The banter would back and forth, and everybody took their turn on the carpet. As it was a filmed rather than live presentation no video tape in use until , naturally, it was edited. The crews reportedly filmed about an hour and left in the best to fill out this half-hour. This wasn't cheating, as Groucho was as fast with the barb as anyone and being TV, everything had to be sharply timed, split second precision and "humming" like a fine Swiss watch with jeweled movement.
In addition to the 'common folk', a large number of celebrities from the Worlds of Hollywood, the Sports Page and others of the Famous and Infamous, made regular appearances teamed with the regular folks. Chico and Harpo were also seen in commercials for Prom Home Permanent. As for commercial identification their with the program was a pair of now defunct cars from the Chrysler Corporation, who acted as the footer of bills for several seasons.
We could count on the ending of each show to include Groucho's popping out of a port-hole, imparting his wisdom with, " And when you do, tell him Groucho sent you! And through all seasons, all shows, Groucho Marx proved himself to be a most intelligent, well self educated and decent of a man. He always seemed to be rooting for the contestants to win. I was born in the middle 50's, and had the chance to be exposed to the You Bet Your Life Television show, what a wonderful show!
Many of the stars just starting out or not discovered yet, were the subject of the impeccable host Groucho Marx one line ad-libs, not to mention other people from all walks in life. George Fenneman,the announcer and straight man for Groucho's antics really was a great off load character for Groucho. I wish they would bring this program back in re-runs. Louis at p. Really I am a 60's on up fan of television, and some of the crap they have on now, couldn't hold a candle to the early days of television.
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Download as PDF Printable version. Wikimedia Commons. Fenneman in Your Funny, Funny Films , Game show host , announcer. The Thing from Another World. Once You Kiss a Stranger. Wikimedia Commons has media related to George Fenneman. Dwan said of Mr. Fenneman, who was often the good-natured butt of Groucho's jokes. We picked him because he was very bright, someone who could keep track of the quiz score and do the math on the spot. Dwan added: ''George's main principle was that he didn't tell the jokes, no matter how good a reply he might have.
He knew what his role was, and he was, above all, a gentleman. Fenneman joined the show in , the year it moved from radio to television, and stayed with it until it went off the air in Fenneman's voice was also heard in the 's as one of the ''Dragnet'' announcers who proclaimed of the crime drama that viewers had just seen, ''The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
It resembled another hit of the era, ''Candid Camera,'' and in its own way was a forerunner of the wildly successful ''America's Funniest Home Videos. As an actor, Mr. Fenneman appeared in Howard Hawks's cult science fiction classic, ''The Thing. But he is best remembered as Groucho's sidekick in the show in which contestants bet all or part of an initial purse, depending on their ability to answer questions in a chosen category.
In a documentary about Mr.