Art Linkletter House Party premiered on CBS Radio January 15, 1945, and ran weekdays at 4 p.m., three days a week, through January 10, 1947. On December 31, 1948 the show switched to ABC Radio where it ran till December 30, 1949. It returned to CBS Radio days later, making it’s longest continued run from January 2, 1950 to October 13, 1967. The audience participation show was hosted Art Linkletter. The Sponsors included General Electric, Pillsbury, and Lever Brothers.
Art Linkletter...abandoned at a few weeks old, raised by a pastor and his wife (the Linkletters), entertained millions on radio and TV interviewing kids (the Party House and Kids Say the Darndest Things), was married more than 74 years, lived to be almost 98 (his wife died the following year at 95), loved life and had a beautiful way with people! Loved this man!