Who Said That? is a 1947-55 NBC radio-television game show, in which a panel of celebrities attempts to determine the speaker of a quotation from recent news reports. The series was first proposed and edited by Fred W. Friendly, later of CBS News.
Who Said That? began in 1947 as an NBC Radio program with John Cameron Swayze as the emcee. It moved to television in December 1948, with Swayze as a regular panelist and the CBS news correspondent Robert Trout as the emcee until February 18, 1951, when the series ended for 14 months. Walter Kiernan took over as the second television emcee during an interrupted schedule from April 5 to 26, 1952, and April 13, 1953, to July 5, 1954. John Charles Daly, long-time host of What's My Line? on CBS, was the emcee for the final shortened season of the series, February 2 to July 26, 1955, when it aired on ABC. Recurring panelists included Morey Amsterdam, Al Capp, June Lockhart, Kitty Carlisle, Bennett Cerf, Oscar Levant, and columnists Bob Considine and Earl Wilson.
Sometimes, the source of the quotation was featured in silhouette delivering his own quotation. A home viewer who submitted a quotation used on the program won a prize, determined by the extent to which the panelists had erred in determining the source of the quotations.
During much of its run, Who Said That? aired in the last half hour of prime time, at 10:30pm on Mondays. From 1953 to 1954, it followed the anthology series Robert Montgomery Presents and aired opposite the live drama, Studio One on CBS.