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[01/12/07 - 04:36 PM]
GSN Announces the Airdates of Several Upcoming Documentary Specials
The documentaries will highlight "Women of Game Shows," "Great Game Show Moments" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Announces the Airdates of Several Upcoming Documentary Specials

Documentaries Will Highlight Women of Game Shows, Great Game Show Moments and 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 12 -- GSN, the network for games continues its devotion to the world of game shows with a series of special documentaries airing in the upcoming weeks. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, January 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) -- GREATEST GAME SHOW MOMENTS, hosted by Chuck Woolery

This special will highlight some of the greatest moments in television history. From hilarious host bloopers to outrageous occurrences such as Rip Taylor taking off his toupee in protest of a wrong answer on "Super Password," to amazing winning moments such as Dr. Joyce Brothers winning "$64,000 Question," GREATEST GAME SHOW MOMENTS will remind audiences that game shows have been a staple of American television since the advent of the medium. Interviewees in this special include Ken Jennings, Thom McKee, John Carpenter and Kevin Olmstead.

Sunday, January 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) -- GAME SHOW HALL OF FAME: WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? narrated by Dana Mills

This special tells the story of one of the most successful game shows of all time, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" From its American premiere to the present, the special highlights John Carpenter, the first million dollar winner, as well as several of the behind-the-scenes players who helped make the show a hit. Interviewees include Regis Philbin, Meredith Vieira, Michael Davies and numerous other producers, Carpenter and other former contestants.

Sunday, January 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) -- THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED GAME SHOWS, narrated by Vicki Lawrence

This documentary features a number of women who, in different ways, would make their mark on the game show landscape. Highlights include: Betty White has appeared on game shows across six decades; Arlene Francis becoming the first female game show host; Dr. Joyce Brothers rising to fame after winning on "The $64,000 Question;" Anne Robinson adding a new dimension to being a game show host on "The Weakest Link and Meredith Vieira assuming the host position on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" and, of course, Vanna White marking her place in game show history as a game show model with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Interviewees in this special include Betty White, Meredith Vieira, Dr. Joyce Brothers and Arlene Francis' son, Peter Gabel.

Sunday, February 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) -- CELEBRITIES AND GAME SHOWS, hosted by Chuck Woolery

Celebrities and game shows have gone hand in hand since the beginning of the genre. The celebrities brought viewers to the game show and the game shows provided the celebrities with exposure on national television. This special will feature some wonderful celebrity moments as well as highlight several famous actors who got their start by appearing on a game show, including Pee Wee Herman, Kirstie Alley, Paul Newman, Sally Fields, Tom Selleck, Robert Wuhl, Bob Saget, Burt Reynolds and Steve Martin.

Sunday, February 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) -- INSIDER'S GUIDE TO WINNING GAME SHOW MILLIONS, hosted by Chuck Woolery

Winning big money on a game show is a fantasy shared by millions of people. The amount of people actually pulling it off has never been greater than it is today. This special will reveal tips from big winners and game show insiders to teach viewers the "golden rules" one needs to become a game show champ. Interviewees include "Jeopardy!" winner Ken Jennings, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" winner John Carpenter, Wink Martindale and producers Phil Gurin ("Lingo") and Scott St. John ("Deal or No Deal").

Most of the specials are produced by Asylum Entertainment, with Frank Sinton serving as executive producer; with the exception of the GAME SHOW HALL OF FAME, which is produced by Atlas Media Corporation. Bruce David Klein serves as executive producer.

GSN is the entertainment industry leader in multi-platform interactive game programs. As the premier television network for games, GSN features challenging word games, high intensity casino programs, live participation shows, reality series and documentaries. GSN's programming includes original series such as "Chain Reaction," "Lingo" and "High Stakes Poker," as well as the classics "Jeopardy" and "Pyramid." The network also boasts America's first live participation TV program "PlayMania," which airs in late-night six times a week. Complementing the network, GSN.com features all types of game play: innovative Flash games for fun, skill cash game tournaments and downloadable games. The website also features GSN's two-screen interactive play-along for prime time shows. Now reaching more than 62 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.

-GSN '07-

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· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· JEOPARDY (SYNDICATION)
· WEAKEST LINK, THE (NBC)
· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SYNDICATION)
· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ABC)





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