The evening's central characters are a mineral-prospecting professor, the president of the National Safety Council, and a woman who lived on a credit card for a full month.

This Date in History: September 4, 1980

Among the guests on this production date: Crystal Lee Sutton, the inspiration for the movie "Norma Rae"; and George Gately, the creator of the "Heathcliff" comic strip.

The classic guessing game in which a panel questions three contestants in order to discern the only expert, "To Tell the Truth" remains an enduring Goodson-Todman panel show.

Dedicated to the history of the "To Tell the Truth" game show in all its forms,
"To Tell the Truth" on the Web is a cooperative project designed to offer
research and help former contestants locate their series appearances.

Read the New York Times article profiling TTTT on the Web