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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
Here's an all-too common scenario at a bar: A random topic - be it essential new-wave albums or Martin Scorsese's best films - comes up and an expert suddenly emerges. The know-it-all rapidly cites a dizzying array of research and anecdotes, all in the name of appearing smarter than everyone else. The person also usually hopes no one double-checks the claims. "You always have somebody who knows way too much about something, but then they hope you're not going to look [facts] up," said Patrick Storck, a 37-year-old living in Belair-Edison.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local flavor to summertime TV this year. Here are 10 shows, stories and trends to look for in and on Baltimore television in coming weeks - for better or worse. “It Takes a Church” debuts at 9 p.m. Thursday on GSN. The reality-TV series hosted by gospel singer Natalie Grant visits a different church each week and, with the help of the pastor and congregation members, plays the dating game.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 1, 1991
HOLLYWOOD -- The category is Dying Breeds. The clue: "A once popular form of daytime television that has all but disappeared from the networks."Don't forget to phrase your answer in the form of a question.If you said, "What are game shows?" you're correct.This month, NBC will bid farewell to "Wheel of Fortune" and "Classic Concentration," its last two daytime game shows (the syndicated version of "Wheel of Fortune" will continue airing weeknights on Channel 2 locally; Channel 2 had not been carrying the daytime show)
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The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
Stacy Keibler told People magazine that she's expecting a baby this summer. The news comes a couple weeks after Keibler and tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre married in a private ceremony in Mexico . Keibler, a Rosedale native, also shared the pregnancy news today on her Instagram account . She posted a photo of a bun in an oven, accompanied by this cute caption: "Look what we've got cooking! A Bun'dle of love!" The actress and TV personality rose to fame as a wrestler on WWE shows like "Smackdown" and "Raw.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | July 28, 1997
The networks may be on automatic pilot, airing little but repeats, but thank goodness for cable operations like Comedy Central, which use the summer to debut all sorts of new programs.Tonight, it's a game show called "Win Ben Stein's Money" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m.). The premise: bit actor ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), former Nixon speech- writer and allegedly really smart guy Ben ++ Stein starts off the show with $5,000, and three contest- ants try to win chunks of that stash by answering questions -- often in competition with Stein himself, who is paid only what is left at show's end.Stein tries to come off as one supremely sanctimonious dude, sounding like Alfred Hitchcock with an Ivy League accent.
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By Erica C. Harrington and Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1996
Teen-agers from the Baltimore-Washington area will "come on down" to the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center Saturday afternoon to participate in their own game show.Based on the television shows "The Price is Right," "Jeopardy" and BET's "Teen Summit," the "Motivational Game Show" tests teen-agers' knowledge and attitudes, said Anthony Dew, project coordinator for the show. Dew expects about 150 teen-agers to participate.Contestants from area youth groups will take part in a spelling bee, an oratorical contest, a golf game and a game that tests their motivational I.Q. Winners will receive cash and prizes donated by Foot Locker, NationsBank and Blockbuster Video.
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By Jaclyn Peiser | July 24, 2012
A new TV game show, "Let's Ask America," has an open casting call in Bel Air this Friday, July 27. Contestant hopefuls must be 18 or older to apply and can try out for the show at the Harford County Farm Fair (608 Tollgate Road, Bel Air) from 3 to 8 p.m. The show, with host Kevin Periera, is a new daily, half-hour game show where contestants compete for cash prizes from the comfort of their own home. Each contestant will tune in for the game show via web chat. "Let's Ask America" asks America interesting, quirky and unique questions.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | March 5, 2003
Now, from the nation's top-rated, toughest-talking, highest-decibel cable news station, comes a new hour-long show from one of the country's least threatening people: game--show host Pat Sajak. Pat Sajak Weekend premiered Sunday night at 9 on the Fox News Channel, with talk show host Regis Philbin and comedian Robert Klein as guests. At 56, Sajak's cherubic cheeks may seem a bit thinner and his graying hair a little pouffier, but he still has his youthful charm and energy. Sajak, a former local television weather forecaster known best as the long-time host of Wheel of Fortune, says he hopes to create a place of respite each week for people exhausted by the news.
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August 23, 2000
WHAT DOES it say about American society that the talk of the country isn't the presidential election but tonight's finale of the television miniseries "Survivor"? Week after week, we tuned in to see which of the original 16 contestants, deposited on a deserted tropical island near Malaysia in the South China Sea, would be eliminated in this last-person-standing-wins-$1 million contest. It's fictional soap opera with a twist -- real-life survival for 39 days on an island with few resources.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | November 1, 2006
The shift in the bedrock of primetime television is evident in the fortunes of NBC's no-frills game show 1 vs 100 and its lavish drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Last month, NBC added 1 vs 100, a quiz program featuring stunningly easy questions, a roster of talent that begins and ends with B-list comic Bob Saget, and contestants who compete in a stadium-like setting with 100 opponents at a time. Instantly, it became the most-watched Friday-night show on network TV with 12.3 million viewers.
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Janell Sutherland and For The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were so many teams! And they were so happy! Until Phil sent most of them home. Last week, Leo and Jamal came in last place. Tonight, we find out who wins. Here's the part where I tell you that my professional recapping skills failed me. My Tivo did not record! I was lollygagging around my house, fixing school lunches, talking on the phone, planning vacations, giving myself a delayed start so that I could skip all the commercials. I turned on my TV about thirty minutes into the episode only to discover my worst nightmare.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Activists opposed to hydraulic fracturing projected their message on the side of a Fells Point building Saturday night and invited passers-by to play a so-called Wheel of Misfortune to highlight what they say are the risks of the gas drilling technique. The demonstration, which drew about a dozen activists, was one of hundreds across the world this week as part of a "Global Frackdown. " The wheel and the light show - visible for blocks - laid out the risks the activists see in the drilling method commonly known as "fracking," including air pollution, water contamination and earthquakes.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2013
For years, the Ravens quietly tried to make the case to the NFL that Baltimore-Washington would function best as a single television market. The current system -- in which the Redskins and Ravens have separate markets -- left some Ravens fans, in effect, behind enemy lines. The Ravens said in 2010 that about 12 percent of their personal seat license holders have residences in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia or Montgomery or Prince George's counties -- the domain of the Redskins.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
Here's an all-too common scenario at a bar: A random topic - be it essential new-wave albums or Martin Scorsese's best films - comes up and an expert suddenly emerges. The know-it-all rapidly cites a dizzying array of research and anecdotes, all in the name of appearing smarter than everyone else. The person also usually hopes no one double-checks the claims. "You always have somebody who knows way too much about something, but then they hope you're not going to look [facts] up," said Patrick Storck, a 37-year-old living in Belair-Edison.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | March 26, 2013
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game - in this case, the game show "Jeopardy!" Tom Lynn, of Radnor-Winston, played so well that a crowd of 50 family members, friends and former colleagues and classmates gave him a standing ovation Monday evening at the Zen West cantina on York Road, where they gathered at his invitation to watch the taped show on a big-screen TV. Lynn, who taped his appearance in November, was prohibited contractually...
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
Glen Burnie's Dana Zadia Hardy certainly has a way with a buck. The 37-year-old project manager, whose penny-pinching ways earned her a spot recently on "Extreme Couponing," appeared Wednesday on another money show, "The Price Is Right. "  A longtime fan of the game show, Hardy and some blogging friends who work with her at MsCouponista.com, made a point to drive from Las Vegas to California earlier this year see if they could get on. Hardy did -- and she didn't have to wait ... at all. She was called to "come on down" right as the show opened, bouncing happily into the first contestant spot in front.
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By Donna Petrozzello and Donna Petrozzello,New York Daily News | April 4, 1999
Whoopi Goldberg struts her stuff in the center square -- and Robin Williams and Roseanne yuk it up nearby. Welcome to the wild new world of game shows.Once on the wane and populated by third-rate celebs -- think Paul Lynde on "The Hollywood Squares" -- TV game shows are making a big comeback.Inexpensive to produce and highly profitable for programmers, they're cropping up all over the tube, from the Food Network to MTV to network TV.Game shows have always had a hold on audiences, especially in the 1960s and '70s, when they were a staple of network prime time.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and Sarah Kickler Kelber,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2001
Ever wonder what would happen if they crossed "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebeck and "McLaughlin Group" leader John McLaughlin? Anne Robinson, host of British game show import "The Weakest Link," could be the answer. The quiz show, which makes its debut tonight at 8 on NBC (Channel 11), at first seems to bear a resemblance to "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (also a British import), with its flashy set and questions worth more and more as each round progresses. But there are definitely some differences.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2013
It almost seems wrong to complain about the telecast of a game that ended as happily as Sunday's AFC championship victory by the Baltimore Ravens 28-13 over the New England Patriots. Almost. But CBS Sports once again failed to deliver the goods on a Ravens game. And just because I'm euphoric over the Ravens' victory doesn't mean I should soft pedal how much I hated the telecast. Last week, CBS Sports brass boasted about the Super-Bowl cameras and technology they were going to have on hand for the game.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
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