With ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ back on the air, one corner of the entertainment world has returned to something approaching normalcy.
In revealing how Trebek developed his kind, humble heart, his memoir also provides the story behind the remarkable and steadfast success of “Jeopardy!”
Sometimes—if we let it—the technology that often works to isolate us from our environment can work to bring people together.
You could tell Priscilla was nervous—she was shaking while giving her responses—and at a certain point, the tension builds on itself.
In its spectacular original run on network television, ‘Millionaire’ reinvented the game show genre, sparking big-money imitators and bringing the format back to prime-time.
As they wish the 78-year-old Alex Trebek a speedy recovery from pancreatic cancer, fans should also stop to appreciate his television legacy.
Unfortunately, hordes of reporters don’t much cover the person who saves well and makes a fortune bit-by-bit, as opposed to the lottery winner who wins big through sheer luck.
If the football game show participants don’t qualify as the worst contestants in history, who does? While we can’t claim an exhaustive list, herewith some nominees.
‘Press Your Luck’ game show player Michael Larson neither violated the law, nor any standards that would warrant being called a ‘scandal.’
Just by watching an old game show, we meet a way of thinking about the world that is noticeably different from our own.
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