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For Canada, this was an entertaining prime-time headline show on the
Canadian Television Network (CTV) that competed head to head with
longtime CBC mainstay, "Front Page Challenge." The object of the game
was for two contestants to try to guess a popular news headline of the
day. Your venerable host Jim Perry was a more exciting, high energy
host than FPC's laid-back Fred Davis. Combine this with Dave Devall's
velvety voice and this became a "mustsee" show for me every week.
The frequent and brilliant CTV ads promoting "Headline Hunters" were
what drew viewers like myself to the show. I can still remember
verbatim one advert that ran non-stop for two, or three years. It had
all the flash and flair that CTV was able to muster on these promos,
then ended with Perry exclaiming to a contestant "You're taking a
chance...YOU'RE RIGHT! It IS BOBBY ORR! YESSS!"
Jim Perry, one-time straight man for comedian Sid Caesar, was the
busiest game show host in the business at this time. Not only was he
was hosting CTV shows "Eye Bet", "Card Sharks" and "Sale Of The
Century" for a U.S. network, he regularly hosted the Miss Canada and
Miss TEEN Canada pageants north of the 49th. I can still remember the
network cutting away for a peculiar moment of silence during one such
pageant, followed by a shot of the shaken Perry, reeling and trying to
replace his perfectly combed hair. This after apparently being whacked
by the placard of an angry female protester who claimed (correctly, I
should add) the pageant was "sexist."
The incident was blathered all over the Canadian media by the next day,
but wasn't actually seen on air. Perry was such a consummate pro, most
viewers probably didn't suspect anything out of the ordinary had
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