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Take It or Leave It

was the precursor to the television show, The $64,000 Question.The old time radio show, however, dealt in smaller change (contestants could win up to $64),and took itself less seriously than its television counterpart.

4 old time radio show recordings
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2 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from July 13, 1947:

"Popular Broadway Songs"



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Quiz Show (1940-1950)

Jack PaarTake It or Leave It was the precursor to the television show, The $64,000 Question.The old time radio show, however, dealt in smaller change (contestants could win up to $64),and took itself less seriously than its television counterpart. Contestants were picked at random from the audience from glass bowls with ticket stubs in them. There were two bowls, "men and "women. During the war years, there were three – the third being "servicemen.

Contestants were to answer questions that increased in difficulty and prize money. When players would choose to advance to the next question instead of taking their money and running, the audience would taunt, "You'll be soooooorrrrr-yyyyyy. The show went through a myriad of hosts – Bob Hawk, Phil Baker, Garry Moore, and Jack Paar. Unlike the more expensive quiz show, Take It or Leave It hosts were often loud in dropping hints to answers (especially for servicemen) and there weren't any isolation booths.

Jack PaarSo get out that encyclopedia and start studying, because the next $64 may have your name on it!

For more quiz show fun, see also: Information Please and You Bet Your Life as well as the rare game show, Beat the Band.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 55 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 55 minutes
      1. Take It Or Leave It 421108 W Jack Benny.mp3
      2. Take It Or Leave It 470713 Popular Broadway Songs.mp3
      3. Take It Or Leave It 480404 W Red Skelton.mp3
      4. Take It Or Leave It 490529 W Gary Moore.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 55 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 55 minutes
      1. Take It Or Leave It 421108 W Jack Benny.mp3
      2. Take It Or Leave It 470713 Popular Broadway Songs.mp3
      3. Take It Or Leave It 480404 W Red Skelton.mp3
      4. Take It Or Leave It 490529 W Gary Moore.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    4 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 55 min

    Disc A001

    1. Take It Or Leave It 421108 W Jack Benny
    2. Take It Or Leave It 470713 Popular Broadway Songs

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Take It Or Leave It 480404 W Red Skelton
    2. Take It Or Leave It 490529 W Gary Moore

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00