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During the 70s, many of the most famous game shows of all time were created, or perfected.
While shows like Jeopardy, may not have stood the test of time, they were uniquely '70s television-programming. Did the game shows you think were the best make this list?
This is the original reality TV — average Joes and Janes trying to outwit, outplay and outlast their competitors.
So, excluding the bug-eating mutations of the post-Richard Hatch era, here are the top 60 shows that truly got game. Let's X out the memory of the ill-conceived '90s revival with Whoopi Goldberg.
The headliner was Fabian; others acts were Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, and Chubby Checker.
Freddy Cannon opened the show with two songs, "Tallahassee Lassis" and "Jump Over"...
Morley Safer – 60 Minutes journalist Scott Simon – “NPR’s Saturday Weekend Edition, broadcast journalist” Wolf Blitzer – CNN Journalist Barbara Walters – “The pretentious, self important and respected host of 20/20 and countless softball pitched celebrity specials” Barry Farber – Radio Talk Show Host Dennis Prager – Talk show host Ed Koch – Radio Talk Show Host and ex Mayor of New York City A. Rosenthal – NY Times columnist Ann Landers – Advice columnist Michael Kinsley – “Syndicated columnist, who now works for Slate” Walter Winchell – Entertainment columnist and pioneer of celebrity journalism William Safire – NY Times Columnist Jacobo Zabludovsky – Mexico’s equivalent of Dan Rather Ted Koppel – ABC News caster Bill Handel – Popular morning talk show host. Laura Schlesinger – Has the US’s 2nd most popular talk show. Dan Abrams – MSNBC Anchor Marv Albert – Sportscaster Mel Allen – Radio Sportscaster Chuck Barris – presenter of Dating Game and Gong Show Kitty Carlisle – panelist on To Tell the Truth, arts advocate Connie Chung – news anchor (converted) Liz Claman – host of CNBC Morning Call Howard Cosell – sportscaster Katie Couric – presenter of the Today Show (jewish mother) Jim Cramer – TV Reporter Don Francisco – presenter of Sabado Gigante Allen Funt – presenter of Candid Camera Ira Glass – presenter of This American Life Amy Goodman – presenter of Democracy Now Daryn Kagan – host of CNN Live Today Larry King – CNN reporter, host of Larry King Live Ted Koppel – presenter of Nightline Ricki Lake – presenter of Ricki Dave Lieberman – presenter of Good Deal with Dave Lieberman Bill Maher – ex-presenter of Politically Incorrect (Jewish mother, raised Catholic) Al Michaels – sportscaster Bill Nye – presenter of Bill Nye, the Science Guy Maury Povich – talk-show host Geraldo Rivera – news reporter (Jewish mother) Laura Schlessinger – radio talk-show host of Dr.
Laura Daniel Schorr – tv reporter Dinah Shore – television host, singer Richard Simmons – fitness guru, host of Lighten Up with Richard Simmons Herb Stempel – quiz show contestant Bill Stern – radio sportscaster Howard Stern – radio shock jock Jon Stewart – comedian, presenter of The Daily Show Carl Bernstein – author and journalist, Watergate reporter Barbara Ehrenreich – journalist Charles Flato – American writer, Soviet agent Pauline & Esther Friedman – advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers Bernard Goldberg – journalist, author Jonah Goldberg – commentator (jewish father, raised jewish) Seymour Hersh – My Lai reporter Tom Kornheiser – journalist Samuel Krafsur – TASS journalist, Soviet agent Paul Krassner – satirist A. Liebling – journalist Joshua Micah Marshall – political blogger Shirley Povich – sports columnist George Seldes – investigative journalist Gloria Steinem – journalist, feminist activist I. Stone – investigative journalist Debbie Schlussel – political commentator, talk show host, attorney, NY Post, Jerusalem Post “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.
, the viewing tribe had spoken: We love watching the game shows people play.
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From serial kisser Richard Dawson to wisecracker Steve Harvey (with Louie Anderson, John O'Hurley, Richard Karn and Ray Combs in between), Whenever Gene Rayburn (and his patented extralong, superslim microphone) engaged in shamelessly hilarious double entendres about Dumb Dora or Donald with smart-ass panelists like Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly, we laughed our blanks off. They said the game show was dead — and then came Regis Philbin.
Mind you, the problem with the rigging wasn't that anyone had done anything illegal (as it wasn't yet a crime to do so), but rather that most tried to cover up what they did during the investigations that took place from 1958-60.
Nobody went to jail over the rigging, but rather for committing perjury.