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Ralph Edwards Dead; Started in Radio, Including a Hit With 'Truth or Consequences'

Ralph Edwards Dead; Started in Radio, Including a Hit With 'Truth or Consequences'
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Ralph Edwards is dead, AP reports. He was 92.
Edwards was known for a number of TV shows including "This Is Your Life" but began his career in radio with "Truth or Consequences." He took that show onto very early TV in July 1941; after World War II it flourished there.
In 1950, AP relates, citizens of Hot Springs, N.M., voted to change the town name to Truth or Consequences. Edwards had promised to broadcast the radio show from a town that agreed to the change.
AP said Edwards broke into radio in 1929 in Oakland at age 16. He worked at KROW and KFRC in San Francisco while attending the University of California at Berkeley.
"He recalled that until 1948 his radio version of 'Truth or Consequences' was done twice each Saturday, once for the east coast and again three hours later for the West Coast," AP stated.
"This Is Your Life" also began on radio.

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