I just want to clear up some apparent confusion. I have now received two notes from people wondering if the Peter Marshall I have been writing about is the same Peter Marshall who hosted the television game show “Hollywood Squares” from 1966-1981.
The answer is no–the providential historian is not the Peter Marshall of game show fame. The Peter Marshall I am writing about is the author of the popular book The Light and the Glory and is the son of the former Chaplain of the United States Senate by the same name whose biography, A Man Called Peter (written by his wife Catherine) sat near the top of best-sellers lists from 1951-1955. It was actually made into an Oscar-nominated movie in 1955.
I hope you got all that!