The Bob Hawk Show was a radio quiz show sponsored by Camel Cigarettes. It was a reboot of Hawk's earlier show, Thanks to the Yanks.
Broadcast[edit | edit source]
CBS Radio (Weekly): 7/9/1943 – 10/8/1943, 7/3/1944 – 9/29/1947, 10/4/1948 – 7/27/1953
NBC Radio (Weekly): 10/2/1947 – 9/30/1948
Host[edit | edit source]
Announcers[edit | edit source]
Theme[edit | edit source]
"The Lemac Man" (Camel spelled backwards)
Format[edit | edit source]
In this reboot of Thanks to the Yanks, Hawk initiated the memorable "Lemac quiz" (Lemac was Camel spelled backward). Audience could win up to $3,000 by answering five questions, each beginning with a certain letter in the work Lemac. The first question was asked to a selected audience member. If they were correct, they would come onstage and step into the "Lemac Box", and attempted to answer more difficult questions for the big money.
Production Locations[edit | edit source]
Chicago, IL (1943–1949)
Hollywood, CA (1949–1953)