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Bob Zager

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80 years of Game Shows book now available
« on: September 14, 2021, 06:54:25 PM »
This book came out just this week:

https://www.amazon.com/80-Years-TV-Game-Shows/dp/B09CG94RV2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=%2280+years+of+game+shows&qid=1631657261&sr=8-1

The one shown has the late Alex Trebek pictured, but a close source told me there is at least one other cover, featuring Bob Barker.

calliaume

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 09:38:15 PM »
A book that claims to cover 80 years of game show thatís 96 pages long. Thatís about all I need to know.

MSTieScott

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 10:43:58 PM »
A book that claims to cover 80 years of game show thatís 96 pages long. Thatís about all I need to know.

(page 71)

Chapter 6: The 1990s

There's no need to discuss this.



(page 72)

Chapter 7: 1999Ėthe 2000s

Adam Nedeff

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 12:42:56 AM »
Hells bells, for as little as seven bucks, you can buy a book that's quadruple the length, covers that much history, plus an extra 20 years!

https://www.amazon.com/Game-Shows-FAQ-Pioneers-Scandals/dp/1617136557/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=game+shows+FAQ&qid=1631680897&sr=8-1

Robair

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 01:26:51 AM »
Calling it a "book" seems sort of generous. This is merely one of those "newsstand specials" put out by Bauer Media, the makers of Closer and Woman's World magazines. Something like this is called a "flat" since it carries no advertising pages. Don't expect anything authoritative or exhaustive here, best you can hope for is some great rare pics.
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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 01:17:55 PM »
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Bob Zager

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2021, 07:38:28 PM »
Calling it a "book" seems sort of generous. This is merely one of those "newsstand specials" put out by Bauer Media, the makers of Closer and Woman's World magazines. Something like this is called a "flat" since it carries no advertising pages. Don't expect anything authoritative or exhaustive here, best you can hope for is some great rare pics.

Sorry, I should've been a little more careful, but I thought with the item being listed under "books," and as "paperback," at amazon.com it would've been more like that.  I'll do better next time. 

Robair

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2021, 06:00:42 PM »
Don't expect anything authoritative or exhaustive here
Its one thing to misidentify Anitra Ford as Janice Pennington...quite another to present another pic of the show from August 26, 1972 (?) when an off screen voice read the prices (??) to determine the winner of the showcase showdown (???).
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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2021, 12:28:30 AM »
The one shown has the late Alex Trebek pictured, but a close source told me there is at least one other cover, featuring Bob Barker.

Also saw a Peter Marshall cover in the magazine rack today. Didn't buy.

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2021, 01:39:18 AM »
I bought the one with the Barker cover.  In the section about TPiR the publisher makes the common mistake of calling the Showcases the Showcase Showdown.  I've not read every chapter yet, but I doubt I'll learn anything I don't already know.

Bob Zager

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2021, 01:31:37 PM »
The one shown has the late Alex Trebek pictured, but a close source told me there is at least one other cover, featuring Bob Barker.

Also saw a Peter Marshall cover in the magazine rack today. Didn't buy.

I'd just seen a copy picturing Regis Philbin on the cover.

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Re: 80 years of Game Shows book now available
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2021, 03:12:31 PM »
The one shown has the late Alex Trebek pictured, but a close source told me there is at least one other cover, featuring Bob Barker.

Also saw a Peter Marshall cover in the magazine rack today. Didn't buy.

Did the Alex Trebek one mention him hosting the short-lived Hollywood Triangles? Based on what I've seen in this thread, that wouldn't surprise me.