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DjohnsonCB

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ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« 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.
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Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« Reply #1 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?
Still crazy after all these years...but that's okay.

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Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« Reply #3 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?

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Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: ABC's 20/20 special on Regis
« Reply #7 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.