Before the game shows of today, there were countless series of the past that defied our notion of showmanship. Full of grandiose props, charismatic hosts and the perfect, hand-picked contestants, these series kept viewers hooked till the very end and were (really) too good to be true. We discuss some of the most popular game shows in American history and how the industry has evolved over the last 70 years.
- Adam Nedeff, game show historian, author.
Links for more information:
- PBS: Game Shows.
- History: The Rigged Quiz Shows That Gave Birth to ‘Jeopardy!’.
- PBS: The Quiz Show Scandal: The $64,000 Question.
- Amazon – books written by Adam Nedeff.