[10/04/05 - 12:00 AM] Comedy Veteran Nipsey Russell Is Honored by GSN the Week of OcT. 10
[via press release from GSN]
Comedy Veteran Nipsey Russell is Honored by GSN the Week of Oct. 10
Russell Tribute Features Classic Game Show Appearances on 'Match Game'
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 4 -- Beginning Monday, Oct. 10
from 3:30-4:00 PM ET/PT, GSN will be airing a week-long MATCH GAME tribute to
beloved comedian Nipsey Russell, who passed away Sunday in New York. The
national television personality Russell appeared on numerous variety, talk and
game shows during his career and GSN has uncovered some of his classic moments
as a panelist on the Gene Rayburn-hosted show, MATCH GAME, which the network
will feature each day of the week. The Russell-specific GSN tribute shows
span four years from 1974 to 1978.
In addition to his entertaining appearances on game shows, Russell was a
regular on "Car 54, Where Are You?," and was the Tin Man in the 1978 film
version of "The Wiz." He also was one of the first Black game show hosts with
NBC's "Your Number's Up" in 1985.
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network
features game shows, reality series, documentaries, video game programs and
casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over
100 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance
to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com.
Reaching 58 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all
major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media
information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.