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Title:
The encyclopedia of TV game shows
Author:
Schwartz, David.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Facts On File, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780816038466

9780816038473
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Provides information about the packager, broadcast history, hosts, announcers, producers, and rules for over five hundred television game shows.


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Booklist Review

This updated version includes more than 30 new shows, among them Idiot Savants, Wheel of Fortune 2000, and Win Ben Stein's Money. Appendixes list shows by start date (the first was Truth or Consequences, which debuted as a television series the day commercial television began operating); shows by network; longest-running game shows (The Price is Right tops the list); game-show personalities; and more. The second edition was published in 1995.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Foreword by Merv Griffin Completely revised and updated to include new game shows, the third edition of this fascinating book profiles more than 500 game shows, from "You Bet Your Life" to "Jeopardy!" Each entry includes a summary of the program, rules of the game, air dates, hosts, celebrity guests, network affiliations, production companies, producers, and creators. More than 30 new entries include such shows as: • "Singled Out" • "Debt" • "Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?" • "Idiot Savants" • "Peer Pressure" • "Pictionary" • "Trivia Track." Many entries include special bonus features, such as "Did You Know..." and "Were You Watching When...," providing rare trivia and little-known facts about the shows, their hosts, and their contestants. More than 170 exclusive photographs offer a look at game show milestones and allow behind-the-scenes glimpses at the most popular programs in the genre. The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows also includes a complete chronology of game shows and eleven informative appendixes covering the programs by TV networks, awards and nominations received by game shows, top-rated shows, and game shows' celebrity personalities. Excerpted from The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows by David M. Schwartz, Steve Ryan, Fred Wostbrock All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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