The Robert Q. Lewis Show (comedy-variety)

    (CBS Daytime, 1954 - 1956)

    [Robert Q. Lewis appeared frequently during the decade of the
     1950s on quiz shows including "Make Me Laugh", "Masquerade 
     Party", "The Name's The Same", "Play Your Hunch", "The Show
     Goes On" and, for a time, "Talent Scouts";

     Most often he was a host, announcer or sometime panelist
     on quiz shows; His thick black glasses frames were his most
     notable physical feature; and his voice was always friendly
     but his friendliness like some hosts -- seemed a bit forced;

     He was given the opportunity to try various formats for his
     own talk-interview show; but three previous attempts between
     1950 - 1951 both during daytime and primetime failed; Used
     to following a tightly scripted format, perhaps he just
     didn't have the quick wit needed to keep a talk format fresh
     and entertaining like Jack Paar or Johnny Carson, for example;

     This daytime variety show was the most long lasting -- for 
     over two years he managed to host singers and comedians; but
     he never succeeded in building a winning ensemble group like
     the players on Garry Moore or Steve Allen shows, for example;

     Perhaps Robert Q. Lewis's style was a bit more brash and
     predictable than most daytime hosts -- more suited to 
     the game show genre in which he was more successful, and
     for which he will probably be best remembered...]

Open Theme: "Robert Q. Lewis"

     Composer: George Wright (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: [not found in the 2002
                      ASCAP ACE Repertoire database]

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Close Theme: "Au Revoir"

    [Theme credit from the Ray Clark Collection]

     Composer: Ray Bloch (ASCAP)
              [professional name of Raymond Arthur Bloch]

     1978 Publisher: Hollybrook Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: Hollybrook Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Wooden Bear Music
                        of Scottsdale, AZ

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