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[03/21/07 - 10:43 PM]
GSN's 'National Vocabulary Championship' Airs April 15 as Part of 'Win with Words Week'
GSN will premiere the first-ever National Vocabulary Championship as a one-hour special capping off the network's "Win With Words Week."

[via press release from GSN]

GSN's 'National Vocabulary Championship' Airs April 15 as Part of 'Win With Words Week'

Week of Specialized Programming Highlights GSN Word Game Shows Featuring Students and Teachers

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 21 -- GSN will premiere the first-ever National Vocabulary Championship as a one-hour special capping off the network's "Win With Words Week." The special week of programming will feature episodes of LINGO and CHAIN REACTION, as well as special prizing during the PLAYMANIA block beginning April 10 and will culminate with the premiere of THE NATIONAL VOCABULARY CHAMPIONSHIP special Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT.

"Win With Words Week" celebrates the network's public affairs initiative of the same name that encourages high school students to engage in language arts and enhance their vocabularies. The week highlights special teams of students and teachers who were invited to compete on the popular word association game shows CHAIN REACTION and LINGO. Winning teams took back cash spoils to their schools. GSN's interactive television block, PLAYMANIA, will also feature vocabulary-related puzzles and NVC prizing during QUIZNATION and 100 WINNERS.

THE NATIONAL VOCABULARY CHAMPIONSHIP special will follow 50 student finalists from across the country in their quest to be named National Vocabulary Champion and their shot at the grand prize of $40,000 towards college tuition. The special will be a documentary-style behind-the-scenes look at the competition, including sideline interviews with contestants, competition footage and hometown visits with the winner and runners-up.

This is the first year of the themed programming week, which that the network plans to make an annual addition to its scheduling lineup. Critically-acclaimed public service announcements featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, Chuck Woolery and Shandi Finnessey will be airing on the network this month supporting the "Win With Words" initiative. Visit WinWithWords.com for more information.

About the "National Vocabulary Championship"

The National Vocabulary Championship (NVC) is a GSN initiative that uses competition and wordplay to engage and reward high school students, educators and parents, teaching them the value of a strong vocabulary. Created with educational partner The Princeton Review, the NVC is open to eligible high school students in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and is promoted in schools and through a national "Win With Words" public service announcement campaign. In addition, a robust, interactive website (http://www.winwithwords.com) offers a variety of free vocabulary-enhancing tools, word games and study materials.

GSN is the entertainment industry leader in multi-platform interactive game programs. GSN features challenging word games, high intensity casino programs, live participation shows, reality series and documentaries. Complementing the network, GSN.com features all types of game play: innovative Flash games, skill cash tournaments and downloadable games. The website also features GSN's two-screen interactive play-along for prime time shows. In more than 62 million 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.

SOURCE GSN
http://www.gsn.com http://www.winwithwords.com/





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