Jackson was the master of ceremonies of the panel quiz show Twenty Questions when it aired on the American Broadcasting Company Television Network starting in early 1953 and ending in May 1955. He then hosted the nighttime version of the popular quiz show Tic-Tac-Dough from its debut on September 12, 1957 through September 1958, yielding that job to Win Elliot for the remaining 13 weeks of the show"s nighttime run (September 1957 – December 1958). Before he got that job, Jackson appeared in one of the best-loved among the so-called "original 39" episodes of The Honeymooners.
The episode involved blustery bus driver Ralph Kramden spending a week reviewing everything there was to know about popular songs, the category in which he would compete on a fictitious television quiz called The $99,000 Answer—a too-obviously satirical salute to Columbia Broadcasting System"s quiz show phenomenon, The $64,000 Question.
Kramden makes his appearance on the show and blows the very first question he is asked by host Herb Norris, played by Jackson, in a hilariously poignant conclusion. The episode first aired over Columbia Broadcasting System on January 28, 1956.
Jackson himself was never accused of any wrongdoing. lieutenant was noted that he left the show well before the investigations began in earnest.
One episode in that series of shows is available through classic video sellers.
After leaving Tic-Tac-Dough Jackson never hosted another quiz or game show, though he did narrate a series of Laurel and Hardy retrospectives during the 1960s.