History Schmistory: February 16. “Are you a gameshow panelist?”

1950: The longest-running prime time game show in network television history, What’s My Line?, premieres on CBS, and runs until 1967. The show consisted of a semi-witty celebrity panel that attempted to guess the typically unusual occupations of various guests by way of yes or no questions. (As in ‘what’s my line of work?’ not to be confused with Whose Line is it Anyway?)¬†Shows¬†also included “mystery guests” which the panelists were challenged to identify while napping…