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Host
John Reed King
Co-Host/Assistant
Bill Cullen
Broadcast
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CBS Radio: 8/25/1945 – 12/26/1953
CBS Thursday Afternoons: 3/20/1952 – 6/12/1952
Packager
John Reed King Productions/CBS Television

Give and Take was a quiz show where contestants compete in question-and-answer rounds for winner-take-all prizes. Not to be confused with the 1970s game show Give-N-Take.

Format[]

Five contestants were selected from the studio audience to compete for merchandise prizes, as selected from a table of them. They were given $750, and could buy prizes worth up to that amount by correctly answering questions worth various amounts of money, which was deducted from the $750 stake for incorrect answers. At the end of the show, all the contestants returned for a final round of questions. This segment was played in the style of a spelling bee, meaning players were eliminated for incorrect answers. The prizes they won were determined by how many rounds they had survived.

Bill Cullen on the set[]

Rating[]

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Music[]

Theme "Give and Take" - Don A. Ferris and Jack Lloyd

Studio[]

CBS Studio 21, New York City, NY