Here’s an amusing clip of former U.S. president Gerald Ford appearing on the television game show What’s My Line. At the time of his appearance he was still a congressman (and House Minority Leader). He signs in as the “mystery challenger,” and the panelists — including Gene Rayburn — are blindfolded. At the end he gets to do a little politickin’ on behalf of President Richard Nixon.
Next up, Ford’s successor, Jimmy Carter.
Carter appears as the governor of Georgia in 1974, just two years before he wins the presidential election. And yet the panelists — including Arlene Francis — are not blindfolded and clearly have no idea who he is.