Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-12-29 
Eric is right! According to my indispensible reference book, Total Television, Clifton Fadiman hosted both the TV and radio versions of Information Please. The TV version was a CBS summer replacement program in 1952.

I'm embarrassed to say I've never heard of this fellow.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2008-12-29 
Wasn't he the host of Information Please?
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-12-28 
I actually remember seeing him on tv in the 50's, his name was practically a household word.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-12-28 
If you know who Clifton Fadiman was, please report immediately to the nearest trivia contest! I had to look him up. Here's what I found: Mr Fadiman was, among other things, the book review editor for the New Yorker magazine and a big wheel with the Book of the Month Club.