Back That Fact

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Back That Fact
Created by Jack Barry
Dan Enright
Directed by Mickey Trenner
Presented by Joey Adams
Hope Lange (Assistant)
Al Kelly (Assistant)
Narrated by Carl Caruso
Composer(s) John Gart
Country of origin USA
Producer(s) Jack Barry
Dan Enright
Ed Friendly
Jack Farren
Running time 30 Minutes
Production company(s) Barry & Enright Productions (as Barry-Enright-Friendly Productions)
American Broadcasting Company
Original network ABC
Original release October 22 – November 26, 1953

Back That Fact is an American game show that aired on ABC from October 22 to November 26, 1953. This was the first TV game show for creator/producers Jack Barry and Dan Enright. Borscht Belt comedian and syndicated columnist Joey Adams was the emcee, with actress Hope Lange and actor Al Kelly as his assistants and Carl Caruso as the announcer.[1]

Back That Fact was broadcast from New York City.

Game play[edit]

At the beginning of the show, a panel of judges was chosen from members of the studio audience. Then the emcee would interview another member of the audience about that person's life, family, job, hobbies and other parts of their background. If at any time during the interview the contestant made a positive assertion on an answer, the announcer would interrupt and ask the player to "Back That Fact". At that point, the player would attempt to prove, to the best of their ability, that the assertion was true. The judges would then decide if the player successfully justified or verified their explanation. If the judges agreed, the player won a modest prize. If not, the player lost the game and another player is interviewed.

Two or three audience members were chosen to be interviewed during the course of the show.

Episode status[edit]

Back That Fact is believed not to have been recorded on kinescope. No episodes are known to exist.


  1. ^ Ryan, Steve; Schwartz, David; Wostbrock, Fred (1999), The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows (3 ed.), New York: Checkmark, pp. 11–12, ISBN 0-8160-3847-3 

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