Art Linkletter, TV Host, Dies at 97
I was on that show as one of those kids (but did not say the darndest thing). Linkletter was always conservative but later became a very hard-right Republican and was an advocate of privatizing Social Security, which made him an ass.
"later became a very hard-right Republican and was an advocate of privatizing Social Security"
Old farts say the darnedest things.
It was his contribution to getting the War on Drugs going (his kid who committed suicide didn't show a trace of LSD, but that didn't stop him from claiming she was high) that did more harm than good.
He chose to claim drugs made his daughter defenestrate herself rather than admit she suffered from depression. That would have meant she was "defective." Not my kid. Huh-uh.