Author of "Bennett Cerf's Book of Laughs" (1959), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles" (1960), "More Riddles"(1961), "Bennett Cerf's Book of Animal Riddles" (1964), "Bennett Cerf's Silliest Pop-up Riddles" (1967), & "Bennett Cerf's Pop-up Limericks" (1967).
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[on What's My Line?] I loved it from the start because, as I've told you again and again, I have a streak of pure ham in me and this appealed to every part of it. Within about six weeks, I was a national figure. As a publisher nobody knew who I was. How many people do you think look at the name on the spine of a book that has been published? They don't know whether a book's published by ...
, chairman of RCA when it owned NBC and Random House, urged Cerf to quit the CBS What's My Line?
(1950) since it represented a conflict of interest. Cerf managed to change Sarnoff's mind, and continued to appear on the network show until its 1967 cancellation.