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Betty Bunce on To Tell The TRUTH (1960s CBS)

Enjoy this throwback segment from the 1960s game show To Tell The Truth featuring WHOI Scientist Emeritus and a woman pioneer in oceanography, Elizabeth “Betty” Bunce.

Elizabeth Thompson Bunce (April 25, 1915 – December 13, 2003) was an American geophysicist who became the first female chief scientist of an oceanic expedition at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She was also the first woman to dive in HOV Alvin!

To Tell the Truth (CBS) is an American television panel show in which four celebrity panelists are presented with three contestants (the “team of challengers,” each an individual or pair) and must identify the “central character” whose unusual occupation or experience has been read aloud by the show’s moderator/host. When the panelists question the contestants, the two impostors may lie, whereas the “central character” must tell the truth.

Learn more about Elizabeth “Betty” Bunce, a woman pioneer in oceanography, on her official page:

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