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Unformatted text preview: Rebirth of TV game shows following the Quiz Show Scandal Scandal Overview Overview Brief History of the Quiz Show Scandal Interesting facts Shows that emerged after Winnings limits and network winning caps The Price is Right Cash Cab Game show celebrities Modern day controversies Brief History Brief At the peak of the quiz show craze there At were 22 shows were “Big money” quiz shows were the most Big popular because they created the most suspense suspense Top prize was upwards of $64,000, a Top steep climb from $64 for radios quiz programs programs Quiz Show Scandal Quiz “Dotto” was the first show to get caught – Bitter former contestants were to ones to call Bitter out the winning contestants out Other shows effected were “The $64,000 Other Question” and “Twenty-One” Question” Changed relationships between Changed networks and sponsors networks Congress passed a law prohibiting the Congress fixing of quiz shows fixing Interesting Facts Interesting After the scandal, quiz shows were called After game shows instead game A one hour documentary was aired on one PBS called “The Quiz Show Scandal” PBS The producers of “Twenty-One” suffered The the most from this scandal the The Newlywed Game – Sixty percent of the couples that appeared on Sixty "The Newlywed Game" were later divorced. "The Shows That Emerged After Shows “Jackpot Bowling” a big money jackpot Jackpot remained on air on NBC from 1959-1961 remained “100 Grand” was the first big money show 100 to emerge after to – ABC premiered it in 1963 – It went off the air in 3 weeks Shows That Emerged After Shows CBS aired “The $10,000 Pyramid” and “Match CBS Game 73” in 1973 Game “Name That Tune” premiered in 1976 and the Name top prize was $100,000 top “The $128,000 Question” premiered in 1976 as The well well In 1986 “The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime” In premiered and featured a top prize bigger than any other quiz show any ABC was the first network to follow with a million ABC dollar prize when they aired “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” in 1999 Millionaire” Winnings Limits Winnings 1972: Contestants who won a total of $25,000 had to retire from the show and they couldn’t keep any winnings over $25,000. 1978: Contestants still had to retire after winning 1978: $25,000, but were allowed to keep up to $35,000 of their winnings. 1984: Contestants could keep up to $75,000. 1984: 1986: Contestants retired after winning $75,000, 1986: but kept a maximum of $100,000. Early 1990s: The limit for daytime winnings was Early raised $125,000. Networks and Winnings Caps Networks During the 1970s ABC imposed a $30,000 During winning limit but that was lifted in 1984 winning The Price is Right imposed a daytime limit The of $125,000 but that was removed Wheel of Fortune imposed a $200,000 limit but that was lifted in 2008 limit The Price is Right The The Price is Right began on November 26, 1956 on NBC with host Bill Cullen on Though this format has changed from 1956 the Though game has always been about pricing merchandise items, and being the closest one to the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the item without going over without The Price is Right moved to ABC from NBC in September 1963. With this move, they introduced a weekly celebrity guest, who played for home viewers or members of the studio audience. On September 3, 1965, The Price is Right went off The the air, being replaced by a talk show called The Young Set. Young The Price is Right made a successful return to television on CBS on September 4, 1972. television The Price is Right (cont.) The This 1972 This version was completely overhauled, but the emphasis still This remained on pricing merchandise items. Bob Barker hosted the show, and Johnny Olson was the announcer (Rod Roddy replaced Johnny Olson after Olson’s death). After Barker’s retirement in 2007, the show is now hosted by comedian Drew Carey comedian How it works: Four selected contestants bid first bid on one item, whoever is How closed to the price without going over then participates in pricing games. Popular pricing games include Plinko, Freeze Frame, Hole in One, and One Away Away Six winners of the first “One Bid” elimination then participate in the Six Showcase Showdown where two contestants (who spin a wheel and try to get closest to $1) are then chosen to bid on a Showcase (a grand prize featuring luxurious trip, cars, and other high priced items) The Price is Right (cont.) The Interesting Facts: Interesting - As of November 2009, the show had given away approximately $250,000,000 in cash and prizes - To help display its many prizes, the show has featured several models who were known, during Barker's time on the show, as "Barker's Beauties” who - Critics have said The Price is Right created "a noisy, carnival atmosphere Critics that challenged cultural norms and assumptions represented in previous generations of quiz shows.” Olaf Hoerschelmann. - The Showcases offered have values worth normally between $12,000 and $40,000 $40,000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMCFRElyaCc&feature=related Jeopardy! Jeopardy! Created by Merv Griffin in 1964 Hosted by Alex Trebek since 1984 Hosted Trivia in topics such as history, literature, the arts, pop culture, science and sports. Has a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form responses Gimmicks such as “Daily Doubles” on the board keep the show Gimmicks interesting interesting Specializes its market by hosting “Tournaments of Champions,” Specializes Kids Week, College Tournaments, and Celebrity Jeopady! Jeopady! Who Wants to be a Millionaire Who Originates from a United Kingdom Originates game show of the same name game Aired on ABC from 1999 to 2002 Aired Hosted by Regis Philbin but, now in syndication, is hosted by Meredith Vieira Vieira Offers a maximum prize of Offers $1,000,000 for correctly answering 15 successive multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty of Extremely popular during its time Reminiscent of former quiz shows like Reminiscent “The $64,000 Question” in which there is trivia along with building prize amounts amounts Cash Cab Demonstrates the evolution of Demonstrates game shows having previously only been in studios- this adds an element of reality to game shows element Originated in the UK •Canada, Australia, and the U. S. Canada, have own versions have Ben Bailey Ben •U.S. Host since 1st season •Comedian •Licensed cab driver "There are 13,000 cabs in New York City, but there's only one that pays you! Contestants •Rumors Taxi Van •Assistant in front passenger seat •http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v Game Show Celebrities Game Michael Larson •1984, Press Your Luck 1984, Press •Accumulated $110,237 Accumulated in cash and prizes in Ken Jennings One of Five game boards on Press Your Luck. •74 Consecutive 74 Jeopardy! wins, 2004. Jeopardy! •Accumulated Accumulated $2,520,700. $2,520,700. Recent Scandals Recent The Price is Right • 1992, 3 Strikes to win Strikes Porsche Porsche • Terry Leece, Double Terry Showcase winner Showcase Who Wants to Be a Who Millionaire? Millionaire? • Charles Ingram Nothing But the Truth • Rosa Maria Solano Bibliography Bibliography ABC News, Initials. (2004, November 30). Who is Ken jennings?. Retrieved from http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=293023&page=1 ABC Who Associated Press, Initials. (2006, June 1). ‘cash cab’ can be a lucrative ride. 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