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Ralph Edwards Fiesta Days

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The history of the Truth or Consequences Fiesta goes back to April 1st, 1950. Ralph Edwards and his entire NBC production, acting and show crew came to rename “Hot Springs,” New Mexico “Truth or Consequences.” They aired the first live, coast-to-coast broadcast of the game show Truth or Consequences from the City of Truth or Consequences. The residents of Edwards’ adopted home are very pleased to say that he came back every year (until his health prevented him from traveling), with his Hollywood friends to celebrate the name change, and to help spread the news about this oasis of hot springs. Ralph Edwards died in November 2005, but his spirit lives on as the city celebrates Ralph Edwards' Day every April 1st, and Fiesta on the first weekend of May.