Think back about …

Quiz and Game Shows

Quiz shows are tests of knowledge, while game shows involve a combination of chance and skill. You Bet Your Life and What’s My Line? were staples in the ‘50s, while the ‘60s brought Password, The Match Game, and many others. Think back … what quiz or game shows did you watch as a child? As an adult? Did you ever try to become a contestant, or know anyone else who did? Do you still watch any of these shows? Share your quiz and game shows stories forward.

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Jeopardy
We enjoyed watching gameshows in our household: “What’s My Line?”, “Truth or Consequences”, [...]
The $64,000 Question
Who was Harold Mendelson? He’s a guy who grew up in the Fillmore District of San Francisco and went on to become a [...]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
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Cole Porter wrote the song "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" for the musical High Society. This story is NOT about that game show.
What is “late for school?”
The problem with Jeopardy was that it ended at 12:30 PM
Quiz show retroflash
I was made Queen for a Day.  But that started a Family Feud and landed me in Jeopardy. 
Adriana on Jeopardy!
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A. Adriana, my close high school friend. Q. Who do I know who was on Jeopardy!?
Double Jeopardy
My parents loved most of the game and quiz shows that were popular when I was growing up.
I’ve Got A Secret
This time I'll let the clip tell the story...if you're old enough, you'll likely get a kick out of  it.
Stanley Jacobs, CPA, and The Price Is Right
I watched a lot of TV game shows as a kid.  I won’t bother listing all that I remember, as I’m sure many will be [...]

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Think back about …

Quiz and Game Shows

Quiz shows are tests of knowledge, while game shows involve a combination of chance and skill. You Bet Your Life and What’s My Line? were staples in the ‘50s, while the ‘60s brought Password, The Match Game, and many others. Think back … what quiz or game shows did you watch as a child? As an adult? Did you ever try to become a contestant, or know anyone else who did? Do you still watch any of these shows? Share your quiz and game shows stories forward.

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