Research Help

The core work of this To Tell the Truth project -- trying to reconnect those who appeared on the series with their episodes -- has never been possible without friends, acquaintances, and generally helpful souls.  It's been a group effort all along.  Luckily, there are very few shows that made it into the Game Show Network or Buzzr schedule in the last 30 years that we don't have some details about.  That said, there are several dozen shows from series two about which we're hoping to find out more.  If anyone happens to have a copy of or notes on the episodes listed below and is willing to relay some details about them (impostor names, especially), please contact us at

Please know that any information you provide could ultimately help someone searching for their segment.

Panel: Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Orson Bean, Kitty Carlisle
Bob Cahlmann
Owner of various historical theatrical and film costumes
Louise Bernikow
Author of "Abel", a book about Russian master spy Rudolph Abel
Panel: Bill Cullen, Peggy Cass, Gene Rayburn, Kitty Carlisle
Louellen Aden
Miss Dogpatch USA
Vinnie Siciliano
Former gangster known as the Cat and author of "Until They Kill Me First"
Panel: Kitty Carlisle, Gene Rayburn, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen
Steven Schmidt
Discoverer of two new zodiac signs and author of "Astrology 14"
Gary Barton
Barefoot waterskiing champion
Panel: Kitty Carlisle, Durward Kirby, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen
Yyi Hoshino
Geisha girl
Paul Huson
Witch and author of "Mastering Witchcraft"
Frank Palumbo
Chef who lost 105 pounds on Weight Watchers
D. Leon Smith
Animal psychologist and carp trainer
Panel: Gene Rayburn, Kitty Carlisle, Bill Cullen, Peggy Cass
Raymond Rohauer
Performer in "Camera Three: The Metaphysics of Buster Keaton"
Marina Bear
Author: "The Something Went Wrong What Do I Do Now?" cookbook
Panel: Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen
Kenny Warren
Maureen Barrett
Woman who spent seven days in jail after receiving a parking ticket
Panel: Bill Cullen, Peggy Cass, Gene Rayburn, Kitty Carlisle
Terri Nash
Member of the Foxfield Full Crys and bareback horse rider
Ed Goldfader
Private eye and author of "Tracer -- the Search for Missing Persons"
Tony Gaertner
Member of the world champion hopscotch team
Phillipe Thyraud de Vosjoli
Author of "Lamia" and basis for Hitchcock's film Topaz
Jack Ullrich
Explorer who has investigated the Loch Ness Monster
Sylvia Parker
Founder of the Mothers-in-Law Club
Gary Gabelich
Driver who holds the world's land speed record
Pat Rueckel
College dean who set up a "Lucy's Psychiatrist Office"
Panel: Peggy Cass, Gene Rayburn, Kitty Carlisle, Bill Cullen
Don Alan
Hannah Campbell
Author of "Why Did They Name It�?"
Matthew Farruggio
Man who teaches opera singers how to die for stage performances
Jurate Kazickas
Author of "The Liberated Woman's Appointment Calendar and Survival Handbook", featuring tips on how to survive in a man's world
Paul Prosperi
Food sculptor who won first prize at the National Hotel/Motel Expo
Hope Ryden
Naturalist and author of "America's Last Wild Horses"
Panel: Durward Kirby, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle
Sally Wersen
Manager of an Everything For Everybody personal service bureau
Martin McDonald
Director of air security who recruits and trains sky marshals
Bea Sandler
Author: "The African Cookbook"
Sister Roch Tyler
Nun who spent a summer as a College Parent for emotionally disturbed boys
Warren Harding
Climber among the first to scale El Capitan in Yosemite
Jennifer Hosten
Miss World
Jack Burdick
Scientist who grows artificial gems in his lab
Phil Leakey
Arranger of African photographic safaris
Panel: Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle, Jimmy Breslin, Kitty Carlisle
Herman Goellner
Skiing somersault champion
Jeannine Cusson
Manager of a fashionable Washington, DC restaurant
Nancy Sorel
Author whose book lists names that have become everyday words
Melvin Helitzer
Sports publicist and author of "The Youth Market"
Panel: Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle, Larry Blyden, Kitty Carlisle
Geraldine McDonald
Singer who performs at three famous Irish castles
Ed Krysiak
44-year-old grandfather who goes to college and plays football
David Cavagnaro
Winner of a Life Magazine amateur photographer contest
Tanis James
Volunteer who spent three months in Laos for the Thomas Dooley Foundation
Grace Page
Female stunt pilot who does most of her flying at 50 feet or less
George Stamper
Editor of a newsletter that tries to reunite families with runaway youngsters
Panel: Gene Rayburn, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle
Garrick Ohlsson
First American to win the International Chopin Piano Competition
Terry Tickhill
Member of the first all-woman expedition to the South Pole
Deborah Sperry
Army nurse corps candidate who saved a boy from drowning
Frank Zane
Schoolteacher who is Mr. Universe
Art Trugman
NBC's graphic arts supervisor who paints bodies on "Laugh-In"
Arthur Lyons
Satanism expert and author of "Second Coming"
Bill Cole, Jr.
Youngest ever skydiver
Eugene Fodor
Travel expert and founder of "Fodor's" travel guide
Panel: Bill Cullen, Peggy Cass, Tom Poston, Della Reese
Linda Carbonetto
Canadian national figure skater and Ice Capades star
Ed Swartz
Advocate for safe toys and author of "Toys That Don't Care"
Panel: Larry Blyden, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Shirley Lord
Don McKinney
Champion dune buggy racer
William A. Nolen
Author of "The Making of a Surgeon"
Panel: Larry Blyden, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Nancy Dickerson
Lari Stanton
Woman responsible for a new way to achieve a beautiful body
Barkley Moore
Man who spent more time in the Peace Corps than another other volunteer
Panel: Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Shirley Lord
Shiro Aoki
Owner of an unusual Japanese restaurant
Scott Marcus
Barefoot football punter who wears his hair long
Julie Allen
Columnist Earl Wilson's sassy secretary
Bill Blackbeard
Comic strip collector
Buck May
Manager of the White House Photo Office
Mitch Michaud
First man to climb tallest peaks in all 50 states in one year
Panel: Gene Rayburn, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle
Eddie Egan
Cop who inspired "The French Connection"
Mary Brown
Miner of her own jewels and author of "Gems For the Taking"
Blair Walliser
Director of STEMS, the Society to Encourage Miniskirts
Susan Wood
Writer who did research on doctors who give energy injections
Peggy Williams
The only female clown in the Ringling Brothers Circus
Mabel Mix
Widow of cowboy silent screen star Tom Mix
Janice Robinson
Creator of educational pet care records for kids
Norman Budwit
Man who recovered money missing from a Brink's truck
Panel: Kitty Carlisle, Bill Cullen, Peggy Cass, Larry Blyden
Joyce Hardwell
Lady carpenter
Alden Whitman
Obituary writer for the New York Times and author of the "Obituary Book"
LeRoi Folsom
Editor of "The Professional Chef"
James Warren
Magazine publisher and monster authority
Patti Moehlman
Behavioral ecologist who studies wild burros; "The Jackal Woman"
Ernie B.
A member of Gamblers Anonymous
Panel: Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle, Gene Rayburn
Arthur Mercante
Boxing judge who refereed the first Ali-Frazier fight
Jan Adkins
Author of "The Art and Industry of Sandcastles"
Egon Neustadt
Collector of Tiffany lamps and author of "The Lamps of Tiffany"
Helen Leavitt
Author of "Superhighway -- Superhoax"
Larry Mahan
Champion rodeo rider
Lawrence Sher
College professor and amateur skier who tested precautionary bootplates
Panel: Gene Rayburn, Meredith MacRae, Larry Blyden, Kitty Carlisle
Ron Aronson
Owner of a champion snapping turtle
Sarah Morrison
Author of "Modern Witches' Spellbook"
Panel: Gene Rayburn, Peggy Cass, Tom Poston, Kitty Carlisle
Kim Pisut
Young karate champion
Samuel Brown, Jr.
Rita Rapp
Dietician for the Apollo astronauts
Selig Greenberg
Hospital care expert and author of "Quality of Mercy"

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