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Rosa Parks Is Remembered by GSN on Friday, October 28th

[via press release from GSN]

Rosa Parks is Remembered by GSN on Friday, October 28th

Park's Tribute Features Game Show Appearance on 'TO TELL THE TRUTH'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26 -- GSN will be airing a tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks who passed away Monday at the age of 92. GSN will air two game shows that featured Parks on Friday, October 28th with "TO TELL THE TRUTH" at 9:30 AM ET/PT and "JEOPARDY!" at 12:00 PM ET/PT.

Parks rose to public notoriety in 1955 when she was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Her act of civil disobedience started a chain of events that led to a 1956 Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation in Montgomery's transportation system illegal which in turn contributed to the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Parks is the celebrity guest on the "TO TELL THE TRUTH" episode from 1980 and the answer to a question read by Martin Luther King III in "JEOPARDY!" from 2001. The tribute shows are in color and will pre-empt previously scheduled episodes.

Below is the schedule for the tribute. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

Friday, October 28th

9:30 AM "TO TELL THE TRUTH" Hosted by Robin Ward

12:00 PM "JEOPARDY!" Hosted by Alex Trebek

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries, alternative sports programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN has allowed viewers to play-along with on-air programming via their computers and GSN.com for some time. The recent launch of GSNi (GSN Interactive) has taken interactivity to the next level, affording viewers the chance to play-along with TV shows using only their remote controls. Reaching more than 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.

Web Site: http://www.corp.gsn.com

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