|John Reed King|
CBS Thursday Afternoons: 3/20/1952 – 6/12/1952
|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.
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
Theme "Give and Take" - Don A. Ferris and Jack Lloyd
CBS Studio 21, New York City, NY