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Game Show Host to Set New Record

Next week, game show host Bob Eubanks will do something no one else in television history has ever done before.  And in case you couldn’t guess, it will involve newlyweds.Eubanks, you will surely recall, was the original host of Chuck Barris’s tacky Newlywed Game, which aired on ABC from 1966...
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Equal Embarrassment

For years, gays and lesbians have been fighting for their right to marry the loves of their lives. That time has not come, yet, but tonight, for the first time, a gay couple did have an opportunity previously restricted only to heterosexual couples: the chance to appear — and embarrass...
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And the Winners Were…

So here’s how my picks for the Game Show Awards matched up with the real winners. Prepare to be entertained. Or shocked. Or bored. I’m a little of both: there are some major bonehead decisions here, including the first two winners. But I’ll keep score and see how right I...
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Something Drastic?

I’m seriously considering something that I can’t believe I’m considering at all:  cutting my cable television service. My parents first got cable television some time around 1979.  Back in those days, there were only about 20 or 30 channels total, but that in itself was a great improvement over the...
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Review: “Chain Reaction”

Editor's Note: I have been asked by GSN to review two of the network's newest game shows slated to premiere this Tuesday. I do not work for GSN and am not being compensated for these reviews. GSN is doing a remake of a modest 1980 NBC game show called "Chain...