Chuck Barris, originator of the Dating Game and Gong Show, among many others, just died.
That brought to mind that somehow Governor Jim Thompson is connected in my mind with the Gong Show.
I can’t remember the occasion, but he put a video of the Gong Show in some time capsule.
The internet puts his name in articles with the Gong Show in 1977.
Maybe it was a time capsule when some remodeling of the State Capitol was finished.