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Title: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: DjohnsonCB on July 31, 2020, 01:26:25 AM
I went to Hulu and watched the 20/20 tribute to Regis Philbin since I didn't know ABC was going to air such a show till I found out too late by watching "Extra" at 1:05 AM CT.  When they got around to WWTBAM, they said it was the first game show ever to offer a million-dollar prize.  Evidently, they either forgot about--or never heard of--The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime with Jim Lange.
Title: Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: PYLdude on July 31, 2020, 02:15:23 AM
A well made, nice tribute to one of televisionís stalwarts, and all you notice is the one easily understandable error?
Title: Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: snowpeck on July 31, 2020, 01:18:21 PM
I went to Hulu and watched the 20/20 tribute to Regis Philbin since I didn't know ABC was going to air such a show till I found out too late by watching "Extra" at 1:05 AM CT.  When they got around to WWTBAM, they said it was the first game show ever to offer a million-dollar prize.  Evidently, they either forgot about--or never heard of--The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime with Jim Lange.
A technicality, but that show's top prize was an annuity. WWTBAM was the first show to offer that amount in a lump sum.
Title: Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: Kevin Prather on July 31, 2020, 07:08:59 PM
I went to Hulu and watched the 20/20 tribute to Regis Philbin since I didn't know ABC was going to air such a show till I found out too late by watching "Extra" at 1:05 AM CT.  When they got around to WWTBAM, they said it was the first game show ever to offer a million-dollar prize.  Evidently, they either forgot about--or never heard of--The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime with Jim Lange.
A technicality, but that show's top prize was an annuity. WWTBAM was the first show to offer that amount in a lump sum.
Also the first show to offer a million dollars to one person.

And I may be wrong, but didn't the million on COAL feature a few prizes as well?
Title: Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: SuperMatch93 on July 31, 2020, 07:12:58 PM
And I may be wrong, but didn't the million on COAL feature a few prizes as well?

It was all cash in the first season, but in the second it was $900,000 cash and assorted prizes.
Title: Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: TLEberle on August 01, 2020, 02:14:21 AM
I donít know if Iíd call $25,000 a year ďall cash.Ē There are still six or seven years left.
Title: Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: SuperMatch93 on August 01, 2020, 02:58:02 AM
I donít know if Iíd call $25,000 a year ďall cash.Ē There are still six or seven years left.

Wasn't it $40k a year for 25 years? ISTR people mentioning a few years back that the couples would have been receiving their final checks soon.
Title: Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
Post by: Bryce L. on August 01, 2020, 04:34:42 AM
I donít know if Iíd call $25,000 a year ďall cash.Ē There are still six or seven years left.

Wasn't it $40k a year for 25 years?
Yes, for winners from Season 1.