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Sept 29: Debut of "Double or Nothing" radio quiz show

September 29, 1940. A huge day in radio game show history . The radio quiz program “Double or Nothing” debuted.  On it, contestants would answer quiz questions, then be asked if they want to go for “Double Or Nothing” all the way up to a top cash prize of $64.  Fifteen years later, the top prize of $64 would become the starting prize on a game show that was basically the same as “Double or Nothing”, but was called “The $64,000 Question”. It would turn out to be one of the blackest eyes of the quiz show scandals of the late 50s