Nov 27, 2012
Before Candid Camera, there was Candid Microphone.
Allen Funt, fresh out of the Army, worked as an idea man for the radio show Truth or Consequences.
He had an idea of his own, and he turned it into first a radio show and then a television show that was on the air for over two decades.
Here's how it started. A hidden microphone and a wacky situation thrust upon an unsuspecting stranger.
In this episode, from August 10, 1947, Funt tries to get people to donate to a charity set up to help Eskimos who struggled through a too-warm winter.