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DjohnsonCB:
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.

PYLdude:
A well made, nice tribute to one of televisionís stalwarts, and all you notice is the one easily understandable error?

snowpeck:

--- Quote from: 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.

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A technicality, but that show's top prize was an annuity. WWTBAM was the first show to offer that amount in a lump sum.

Kevin Prather:

--- Quote from: snowpeck on July 31, 2020, 01:18:21 PM ---
--- Quote from: 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.

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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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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?

SuperMatch93:

--- Quote from: Kevin Prather on July 31, 2020, 07:08:59 PM ---And I may be wrong, but didn't the million on COAL feature a few prizes as well?

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It was all cash in the first season, but in the second it was $900,000 cash and assorted prizes.

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