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Television quiz shows


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    • Television quiz shows
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    • Quiz shows (Television programs)
    • Quiz television programs
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    • found: Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988:p. 82 (Quiz shows: use for programs on which a group of people (e.g., experts, stars, or members of the audience) compete in answering questions)
    • found: TV genres, 1985:p. 287 (in chapter titled The game show: as a genre of American television, game and quiz shows have a long but checkered history; quiz shows) p. 289 (quiz programs) p. 292 (summer of 1955 was a watershed for television game shows: "[dollar symbol]64,000 Question" first aired; 1955-56 season it became highest rated game show of all time; other high-stakes quiz shows followed) pp. 296-298 (in current daytime network schedules, mornings are back to being dominated by quiz fare because development and per episode costs of game shows are low compared to soap operas; composition of audiences has changed over the years, forcing changes in quiz-oriented game shows)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Oct. 18, 2018:quiz show (an entertainment program (as on radio or television) in which contestants answer questions; called also quiz program) game show (game show: a television program on which contestants compete for prizes in a game (such as a quiz))
    • found: The American heritage dictionary of the English language, ©2016, via YourDictionary.com, Oct. 18, 2018(quiz show: A television or radio program in which the contestants' knowledge is tested by questioning, with some contestants winning money or prizes)
    • found: Holmes, S. Entertaining television, 2008:p. 75 (quiz and game shows; the quiz/game show) p. 78 (quiz/game shows on radio and television)
    • found: Pierson, J. Digital broadcasting, 2015:p. 54 (quiz game shows)
    • found: Understanding television, 1990:p. 104 (Quiz and game shows; quizzes; quiz shows) p. 106 (television quizzes and game shows)
    • found: ITV cultures, 2005:p. 178 (the game/quiz show; quiz shows; quiz/game shows) p. 190 (television quizzes)
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