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Jan 16, 2017

This week’s episodes will be a two-part series of The Story Behind. The subject of these two episodes just couldn’t be contained into just one show. So we’ll be celebrating her 95th birthday on Tuesday, January 17th, by dedicating this week to her contribution to television, Hollywood and her various charity works.

In this episode, we’ll be talking about her early days in radio and television; her awards and, surprisingly, her critics; and her title as the First Lady of Game Shows.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Betty White | Part 1: The Early Years.

The role of John Crosby was played by Daniel Repholz from The Toe on the Trigger podcast.

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