America's Love Affair with the Game Show ; Hype and Glitter Don't Equal Lasting Success in the Television Game. for the Longest-Running Shows, the Audience Is the Thing
Gloria Goodale writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
The answer is: easy rules, everyday contestants, a charismatic host, and just enough twists to keep it fresh.
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"Jeopardy!" fans have long been familiar with the venerable quiz show's counterintuitive - but catchy - answer-then-question format. Now that the erudite and unflappable Ken Jennings has captured the imagination of a whole new legion of viewers with his unprecedented million-dollar-plus winning streak, the war horse is creating a fresh pop-culture buzz.
In the fickle world of television where genres like westerns come and go and sitcoms are trumped …
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Publication information: Article title: America's Love Affair with the Game Show ; Hype and Glitter Don't Equal Lasting Success in the Television Game. for the Longest-Running Shows, the Audience Is the Thing. Contributors: Gloria Goodale writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: July 19, 2004. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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