Sell the tapes and rights of 'What's My Line?' to PBS

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"What's My Line?" was a guessing game (CBS 1950 – 1967, syndicated 1968 – 1975), in which four panellists attempted to determine a guest's occupation by asking only yes-no questions, with each "no" answer increasing the guest's winnings and reducing the panellists' turns until either the guest's occupation is guessed or all the panellists' turns have ran out. A typical episode usually featured two standard rounds, plus one mystery guest round where the panellists sought to determine the identity of a celebrity contestant whilst blindfolded.

Roughly 750 kinescopes from WML's CBS run and all 1,320 tapes of WML from the syndicated run have been held by FremantleMedia, after acquiring Goodson-Todman Productions' assets in 1995. FremantleMedia hasn't done anything with these tapes to protect them for further generations, such as conversion into a digital form and I believe these tapes of the show and its rights should be sold to PBS, who I believe will treat the tapes with better respect and protect them for generations to come, and even bring back the show without destroying its simplistic nature or disrespecting the show's 25 year history on television by trying to mould it into the type of Game Show currently airing on American Television.



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