Mayor Daley Does ‘What’s My Line?’

Rahm Emanuel’s forthcoming appearance on the new Dick Wolf serial is hardly the first network cameo by a Chicago mayor—Richard J. Daley lent his presence to CBS’s guessing game in his first year.

A trifle to close the week: less than a year into his 21 as mayor, Richard J. Daley appeared on What’s My Line? in advance of the Democratic convention to promote the “new Chicago.” He was about as vivid and charismatic on the television as his reputation would indicate, but it’s a little archival glimpse of the Boss as he was beginning his reign.



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