CBS has launched a new nighttime version of the classic game show Password, with Regis Philbin. The Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production started in CBS daytime on October 2, 1961, created by game show guru Bob Stewart, who the Archive interviewed in 1998. Allen Ludden was the show’s host and it was on this show that he met his future wife, actress Betty White, who was a frequent guest.
Bob Stewart talks about the creation of Password at 9 minutes into Part 4 of his Archive interview.
Ira Skutch, a longtime associate of Goodson-Todman talks about Bob Stewart at 16 minutes into Part 5 of his Archive interview.
Betty White talks about meeting Allen Ludden through Password at 20 minutes into Part 2 of her Archive interview.
And remember when Felix Unger and Oscar Madison made an ill-fated appearance on Password? Click here for the origin of that famous Odd Couple episode.