Game Shows FAQ: All That's Left to Know about the Pioneers, the Scandals, the Hosts and the Jackpots (Paperback)

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Game Shows FAQ: All That's Left to Know about the Pioneers, the Scandals, the Hosts and the Jackpots (Paperback)

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TV game shows are an American pastime, broadcast ratings champ, and cultural institution. Lavishly illustrated and filled with entertaining titbits, Game Shows FAQ presents an unprecedented look at how the game show genre has evolved in the past hundred years. From its earliest days as a promotional tool for newspapers, to the high-browed panel games on radio, to the scandalous years of the quiz shows, to the glitzy and raucous games of the 1970s, to the prime-time extravaganzas of the modern era - this book examines the most relevant game shows of every decade, exploring how the genre changed and the reasons behind its evolution.

Packed with photos and mementos to give a feel of how game shows evolved over the years, the book includes interviews and insights from the shows' beloved hosts, including Wink Martindale and Marc Summers, executives Bob Boden and Jamie Klein, and producers Aaron Solomon and Mark Maxwell-Smith, among others. Game Shows FAQ offers a richly detailed lineage of this American television institution.
Adam Nedeff (Glendale, California) is an author of multiple books about the history of game shows, including This Day in Game Show History, Quizmaster: The Life and Times and Fun and Games of Bill Cullen, The Matchless Gene Rayburn, and It's More Than Password! The Life (and Wife) of Allen Ludden. He has also worked behind the scenes of several games, including Wheel of Fortune, Idiotest, Emogenius, and Genius Junior.
Product Details ISBN: 9781617136559
ISBN-10: 1617136557
Publisher: Applause Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2018
Pages: 388
Language: English
Series: FAQ