(CBS Primetime, 1950 - 1951, with host Ralph Edwards; NBC Daytime, 1952, with host Ralph Edwards; NBC Daytime, 1954 - 1956, with host Jack Bailey; NBC Daytime, 1956 - 1965, with host Bob Barker; NBC Primetime, 1958, with host Steve Dunne; Syndicated, 1966 - 1974, with host Bob Barker; Syndicated, 1977, with host Bob Hilton; Syndicated, 1987 - 1988, with host Larry Anderson) [aka: "The New Truth or Consequences", in 1977; It evolved from the NBC radio quiz show of the same name, which debuted in 1940 hosted by Ralph Edwards -- with radio announcer Bud Collyer -- who went on to be a TV game-show host himself in the 1960s. The radio series moved to CBS radio in 1951; Ralph Edwards Productions produced all versions on radio/TV.]
[adapted from the nursery tune aka: "Merrily We Roll Along", aka: "Mary Had a Little Lamb", in a copyrighted arrangement by Jack Fascinato; later words were added by "Tennessee Ernie" Ford, a popular TV personality and vocalist who had his own series, and for whom Jack Fascinato worked and made arrangements of hymns for records and TV series; Organists Buddy Cole and Don Isham played this THEME for the show] Adapters/Arrangers: music by Jack Fascinato (ASCAP) [pseudonym of Arthur L. Fascinato], lyric added by Ernest J. ("Tennessee Ernie") Ford (ASCAP) Original Publisher: Vera Nova Music (ASCAP) 1998 Publisher: Vera Nova Music (ASCAP), of Palm Springs, CA Copyright Date: Renewal Date: Recordings:
[aka: "Stop Gap (Theme for Truth or Consequences)"; aka: "Truth or Consequences Thme"; by Robert Sharples (ASCAP); Wilfred Burns writer credit and theme credit in liner notes to CD "Music for "TV Dinners"; Emil Ascher, Inc. in New York was the U.S. distributor of Conroy and KPM production music, who is credited in ASCAP for the purpose of collecting U.S. performance royalties.] Composer: Robert Sharples (British PRS/ASCAP) [pseudonym of Wilfred Burns] Orig. Publisher: Berry Music Co. Ltd. (PRS/ASCAP) of London, England, UK 1978 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP) 1998 Publisher: Conroy Music Division of KPM Music Library (British PRS/ASCAP) Sole US Selling Agent: Associated Production Music British Copyright Date: 1961 U.S. Copyright Date: [not found] U.S. Renewal Date: [not found] Recordings: LP: KPM Production Music Library (British) KPM 93: Cut 10 CD Re-issue: "Music for TV Dinners" credited to Wilfred Burns (KPM) Scamp Records SCP 9721-2, (1997) a division of Caroline Records This collection (c) Associated Production Music.
[Composers and theme credit in the article "N B C Theme Music" published February 15, 1964 in the Dover Reporter, Dover, OH. This was the first product of the collaboration between Arlen & Koehler, introduced in the 1930 musical The 9:15 Revue.] Composers: music by Harold Arlen (ASCAP), and lyrics by Theodore K. ("Ted") Koehler (ASCAP) Orig. Publisher: Remick Music Corporation (ASCAP), of New York City, New York 1998 Publisher: Copyright Date: Feb. 26, 1930; E Pub 13 654. Renewal Date: Feb. 26, 1957; R 186 744. Recordings:
Composer: Hal Smith Hidey (ASCAP) 1998 Publisher: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP) c/o Ralph Edwards Productions, of Hollywood, CA Copyright Date: Renewal Date: Recordings:
[The name on copyright filing is "S. Felder"] Composer: Susan Pickersgill Felder (BMI) Orig. Publisher: Consequences Music Co. (BMI) of Los Angeles, CA 2002 Publishers: Consequences Music Co. (BMI) of Los Angeles, CA; and Lorimar Music Bee Corp. (BMI) c/o Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp. of Los Angeles, CA ["...Theme" in the form of a cassette sound recording]: Copyright Date: Dec. 8, 1987; PA-348-502. Renewal Date: ["'Truth or Consequences' Collection 1"", aka: "Truth or Consequences Music Collection Number 1", in the form of a cassette sound recording]: Copyright Date: Dec. 7, 1987; PPA-350-653. Renewal Date: Recordings: