All-American Ultra Quiz - This two-week game
show special (aired 11/10/81) was emceed by TV comedians Dan Rowan and
Dick Martin. The program started with 932 contestants at the Dodger
Stadium in Los Angeles. After a series of elimination competitions, the
remaining 84 contestants were then shipped off to various cities around
the globe (Washington, D.C., London, Rome, Paris and Athens) for
The winners moved on to the next challenge and the losers paid their
way home. When the two finalist returned to the NBC studios, they competed
for a $100,000 grand prize. Craig Power was the winner.
The CBS network revived this competitive spirit by creating a show in
2000 called SURVIVORS. The show's premise? Put a bunch of people on a
remote desert island, offer the winner a cash prize of million dollars and
sit back and watch to see who got voted off the island each week until
there was one survivor. This series spawned SURVIVORS II set in the
Australian Outback and subsequent sequels and imitators.
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