Five-day-a-week syndicated revival of one of Goodson-Todman's most durable and longest-lived formats: A celebrity panel determines which of three contestants is the actual person associated with a given story.
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The 1969 version of "To Tell the Truth" was among the best known of all versions of this durable format. Many game show fans fondly remember this version for the colorful, "groovy" set (used from 1969-1973, after which a conservative, blue-accented set was used) and its soft rock-flavored lyrical theme. The format, however, remained the same as always: A team of three contestants, one the actual person associated with a story and two imposters, tried to fool the four-member celebrity panel. An affidavit relating a person's story is read sometimes funny; sometimes serious; sometimes inspirational; sometimes having to do with their profession, political activity or cause they were actively involved in; but always interesting. The celebrity panelists, one at a time, question the three contestants (addressing them by No. 1, No. 2. and No. 3) in an attempt to expose the liars and determine who was telling the truth. After all four celebrities have had their turn to question the team, they ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Kitty Carlisle's son, Christopher Hart, and Joe Garagiola's son, Joe Jr., appeared as decoys on a 1973 episode pretending to be New York undercover policeman. They were disguised so well that neither of their parents recognized them. See more »

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Version of To Tell the Truth (1980) See more »

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To Tell The Truth Sig Theme
Syndicated Theme 1
Composers: Paul Alter (ASCAP) and Susan Otto (ASCAP)
Original Publisher: Goodson-Todman Associates, Inc.(ASCAP)
Current Publisher: Mark Goodson Productions, LLC
c/o All-American Communications, Inc.
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Classic Update
30 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a truly great version of the classic game show. The thing that you really have to enjoy about it is the classic contrasts in personalities between the Boston bred Peggy Cass and the Southern belle Kitty Carlisle. Also, the the wild set helped to give the show a more contemporary feel and probably helped to attract a lot of younger viewers to the show.Gary Moore also made this show fun as the host. And who could ever forget that theme song. That had to be one of the best ones ever written for a game show. Too bad Game Show network doesn't show this version. I think that showing this version along with the black and white version they show now would be a real treat for all the fans of this classic game show.


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