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Hosts
Jim McKay (July)
Gene Rayburn (August–September)
Announcers
Lee Vines
Durward Kirby
Broadcast
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NBC Primetime: 7/7/1955 – 9/29/1955
Packager
Mark Goodson/Bill Todman Productions

Make the Connection was a different kind of Goodson-Todman panel show.

Gameplay

Two contestants with a special connection with each other, sat on opposite sides of the host and facing a panel of four celebrities. The panel's job was to figure out what the connection was. Each panelist had 30 seconds to ask the contestants. Each time a panelist's time ran out and the connection was not guessed, the team won $25. The panel was stumped if they did not guess the connection after three minutes (3:00) of questioning, making a possible total of $150 for the team.

Like most Goodson-Todman panel shows, a celebrity guest would visit and try to stump the panel. One notable guest was the chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs from The Today Show.

Music

Jack Shaindlin

Studio

Century Theater, New York City, NY

Trivia

Gene Rayburn made his debut as a game show host on this show.

Make the Connection was remade in 1989 as 3rd Degree!.

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