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  Bambooweb: Greed
Greed is a desire to obtain more money or material possessions than one is considered to need.
However, greed has become more acceptable (and the word less frequent) in Western culture, where the desire to acquire wealth is an important part of capitalism.
Greed in the Buddhist sense is a form of attachment, a deluded view that exaggerates the positive aspects of an object.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/g/r/Greed.html   (183 words)

  
  Greed (game show) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greed (or Greed: The Series) was a short-lived American television game show where a team of contestants answered a series of multiple-choice trivia questions for a potential prize of up to $2 million (later $4 million during the five Super Greed episodes).
Repeats of Greed have aired on GSN (formerly Game Show Network) since January 2002 and also these repeats are being aired in Australia on Fox8 since May 2006.
Toward the end of Greed's run, the qualifying round was eliminated, and the five contestants for the team were given their positions randomly in a backstage drawing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greed_(game_show)   (2004 words)

  
 Game show - FreeEncyclopedia
A game show is a television program involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes.
In a reality show the competition usually lasts several days or even weeks and a competitor's progress through the game is based on some form of popularity contest, usually a kind of disapproval voting by their fellow competitors or members of the public.
The Weakest Link, Greed) exploit a disapproval voting system similar to the reality game show, and play up the realistic confrontation between contestants, but are in fact just conventional game shows, where no bodily torture or emotionally stressful situation is created, other than the failure to answer some question or impress hosts.
www.freeencyclopedia.co.za /ga/Game_show.html   (776 words)

  
 Game show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes.
In the US, television game shows fell out of favor in the 1950s after it was revealed that favored contestants on The $64,000 Question, Twenty One and other shows had been given answers and coached by the producers (see: Quiz show scandals).
In a show colloquially called Strip Questions, a nude woman stands behind a pane of glass with strips of paper embedded in it; every time she misses a question, one strip of paper is pulled away.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Game_show   (1588 words)

  
 Students to get greedy for game show
Once the show’s executive producer gives final approval, the students are flown to Los Angeles to tape the show April 14.
Coined as "the most dangerous game show in America" by host Chuck Woolrey, the show’s premise revolves around a team reaching the $2 million goal and climbing the "Tower of Greed," according to a Fox press release.
Representatives from the show are going on the road to several other universities for the Big Ten competition, including Purdue University, Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin and Indiana University, Blain-Weinstein said.
www.collegian.psu.edu /archive/2000/03/03-15-00tdc/03-15-00dnews-5.asp   (520 words)

  
 Pitch a Gameshow
If the format of a show is episodic (resolves itself in one episode) and has contestants playing against each other with game elements, it is a Game show.
Today's game shows are very different in format from their counterparts of early television, but one thing still holds true- Dramatic tension.
So the choices that he faces during the increased difficulty of questions on way to the million are; what life-line does he or she use and when, and are they confident enough in their answer to risk almost all the money they've won in order to garner the even larger money that temps.
www.tvwritersvault.com /creating/creatingGameshows.asp   (841 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Game show
A game show is a radio or television program involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes.
In a reality show the competition usually lasts several days or even weeks and a competitor's progress through the game is based on some form of popularity contest, usually a kind of disapproval voting by their fellow competitors or members of the public.
Dating game shows, the original reality games, in which the prize is typically a well-funded dating opportunity that one can only pursue with the individual one has 'won' on the show.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Game_show   (976 words)

  
 How long game shows thrive is anyone's guess
Game show host Winston “Wink” Martindale said it may be six to eight months before TV executives know whether Millionaire will be a TV fad or a fixture.
Some said the new game shows have worked simply because of greed, which happens to be the name of Fox's game show.
“Game shows are a critical part of the television landscape, and their wide popularity on broadcast and cable is not really a new phenomenon.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2000/02/23/loc_how_long_game_shows.html   (923 words)

  
 Game Show Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
He currently hosts "Lingo", one of a handfull of shows that GSN debuts once a year, to air for five weeks, before falling into a rerun rut, and never to be heard of again, before they roll out their next handfull of poorly conceived game shows.
Good game shows are ones where the contestants are having fun, and you don't have to form any kind of emotional attachment to the contestants.
Now the classic shows are returning to the network, only one original remains (Lingo, one of only three good ones that they had, along with Hollywood Showdown and Russian Roulette), and the non game show programming is being cut back rapidly, with only a few gambling shows on every once in a while.
www.jumptheshark.com /g/gameshownetwork.htm   (6772 words)

  
 Greed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Yes, the show was designed to catch the high-stakes game show fever that "Millionaire" started, but Greed was a great show on its own and was much better than "Millionaire".
True, Greed was never disfigured by those evil network execs (they dropped the axe on it first), but I still think WWTBAM is the most perfect quiz show created (albeit mutated horribly by umpteen trillion celebrity editions and the spurning of the phone qualifier).
Greed will probably go down as one of the game shows in cult TV history, and that's a damn shame.
www.jumptheshark.com /g/greed.htm   (3716 words)

  
 Salon Column | For the love of the game show
"Greed" is the Darth Vader of game shows, unapologetically embracing the dark side.
At various checkpoints in the game, one teammate is singled out and given the opportunity to betray another for $10,000 ("Do it!" the audience urges); the smaller the team, the bigger each slice of the pie.
Watch "Greed" and, I guarantee, you will be deeply ashamed of yourself, not just because you've given Fox another precious hour of your life, but because you'll know the answer to every vacuous question about TV Dinners, dead celebrities and the names of the candy bars in a bag of Hershey's Miniatures.
www.salon.com /ent/col/mill/1999/11/16/greed/print.html   (1382 words)

  
 printarticle.
Compounding the problem is a glut of show formats, making audiences sceptical of over-hyped brands, and a perception that post-September 11 audiences have tired of "nasty" game shows.
Game shows, once buried in the daytime schedule, have become prime time big business.
Barber thinks quiz shows will always form a part of free-to-air programming, so long as networks are willing to accept the fact that audiences "skew to the 50-plus".
www.smh.com.au /cgi-bin/common/printArticle.pl?path=/articles/2002/06/17/1023864402216.html   (1789 words)

  
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 SimplyFamily - Where Families Come Together
This is the second extension of the series...bringing the total number of episodes ordered by Fox to 19 hours of programming since the show premiered in November.
"Greed" - reportedly the richest game show in the history of television - is hosted by Chuck Woolery.
Each game has a team of five players...who work together to answer questions of increasing difficulty.
www.simplyfamily.com /display.cfm?articleID=991220greed.cfm   (159 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/gameshowcongress
The Game Show Congress was founded in 2002 to honor the legends, preserve the history, and promote the future of the game show industry.
Players can test their skills against some of the best game show contestants of all time, who will also be in attendance.
The Game Show Congress is a not-for-profit cooperative association for the promotion of the game show and quiz event industry.
myspace.com /gameshowcongress   (452 words)

  
 Why 'Greed' Trumps 'Millionaire' | TIME
In contrast to 'Millionaire''s critical love-in, 'Greed' was panned as a crass rip-off (though 'Millionaire' itself took a British game show's format lock, stock and blinding light panel).
Game shows are little parables of wealth, and 'Millionaire' 's feel-good story is that of the Heroic Individual.
Ironically, one of the shows 'Greed' replaces in its limited run (through Dec. 9) is 'Action,' the critically praised satire of the movie business that was scoring cable-grade ratings before going on hiatus.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,34592,00.html   (985 words)

  
 Photographer leaves "Greed" with nothing
Fox's newest game show was a direct response to another similar game show on ABC - Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which Regis Philbin hosts.
Avila, a USC alumnus from the class of 1972, has appeared on four different game shows since 1974, including Jeopardy in 1991, when he was a one-time champion.
He said his interest in game shows stems from childhood, when he was intrigued with them.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V138/N58/01-photo.58c.html   (688 words)

  
 Commentary on Game Show Frenzy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In their heyday, the prime time game shows of the 1950's regularly captured half of all TV viewers.
Game shows died out in prime time because they had limited potential.
The peril of this strategy is that shows with smaller ratings to begin with cannot sustain much audience loss.
campus.murraystate.edu /academic/faculty/bob.lochte/Games.html   (562 words)

  
 Secrets of Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a game show is a “television program on which contestants compete for prizes in a game (as a quiz).” The year this definition was entered–1958-- is significant because it was the time of the now infamous quiz show scandals which were, in fact, a coming of age for television entertainment.
The latest addition to the game show scene (2001), originating in Britain, as did Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, is The Weakest Link, hosted by a stern, red-headed combination of school mistress and dominatrix, Anne Robinson, now a celebrity in her own right.
Competitive shows that abuse, insult, and embarrass their contestants to the chagrin or amusement of their viewers are not new.
www.tvsecrets.hostrocket.com   (1068 words)

  
 The Purdue Exponent
According to Pablo Malavenda, director of student activities and organizations for the Office of the Dean of Students, the game show is trying to put together a college tournament and wants to include Purdue.
To be eligible, students must prove that they are Purdue students by showing their Purdue ID and driver's license, filling out an application and passing the qualifying quiz.
After the quiz, the "Greed" staff will correct the quizzes, and those who pass will be asked to stay for the second round of quizzes.
www.purdueexponent.org /2000/03/07/campus/greed.html   (297 words)

  
 CNN - Showbuzz - October 13, 1999
The show is expected to air in the November "sweeps," during which ratings are scrutinized to set advertising rates.
Many of the networks have been rushing to create big-stakes game shows after the limited-run "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with Regis Philbin proved to be a ratings win for ABC this summer.
CBS' new game show "Survivor" is to put 16 contestants on a remote island in the South China Sea to compete in games of endurance for a $1 million prize.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/News/9910/13/showbuzz/index.html   (829 words)

  
 Students invited to audition for 'Greed'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Contestant scouts for the Fox Network's new game show "Greed" will be visiting campus Thursday, March 9, in search of students to appear on a college edition of the show later this spring.
Each student will be asked to show a student ID and a state-issued ID, fill out an application and take a qualifying quiz.
After final approval by the show's executive producer in Los Angeles, up to four students will be flown to Los Angeles to appear on "College Greed" as part of a Big Ten team.
www.news.wisc.edu /3765.html   (180 words)

  
 Greed TV Show - Greed Television Show - TV.com
Greed is a high-stakes quiz show where five contestants work both as a team and against each other to win a jackpot of up to $2 million by answering multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions.
In the first level of the game, each of the underling players is asked one question apiece, with the fifth-place player going first; each correct answer raises the pot by $25,000.
As with the first stage of the game, an incorrect answer at any time not only ends that team\'s chances for the jackpot, but causes everyone to lose all their "Tower of Greed" winnings (anything won through Terminator challenges is kept, however).
www.tv.com /greed/show/11498/summary.html   (1176 words)

  
 Game Show
A game show is a radio or television program, involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes.
In the US, television game shows fell out of favor in the 1950s after it was revealed that favored contestants on The $64,000 Question, Twenty One and other shows had been given answers and coached by the producers.
In syndication, however, a handful of game shows continue to be popular, including Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, and to a lesser extent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Family Feud.
www.gametoplay.freegames.eu.com /games/Game_show.html   (1963 words)

  
 Greed - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Greed
If I do not conceal myself, he may be reminded to write something disagreeable about my lack of a crest or my appetite for scrap- iron; and although he is inexpressibly brilliant when he devotes himself to censure of folly and greed, his dulness is matchless when he transcends the limits of legitimate comment.
The small grey eyes blinked, the lips moved, with greed; greed was the ruling passion; and though there was some good nature, some genuine kindliness, a true human touch, in the old toper, his greed was now so set afire by hope, that all other traits of character lay dormant.
But I would not believe, and, dazzled by the greed of avarice, I thought that if one eye could show me riches, the other might teach me how to get possession of them.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Greed   (277 words)

  
 Weaver's Week 2001-05-15 - UKGameshows
Contestant calls ran heavily on 5 during March, the show is being promoted to death on the channel.
Friday at 8pm worked well for THE MOLE in the winter, but could be a death-trap now the weather has improved and the nights are lighter.
E4 will be pulling most of its programming, broadcasting live from the house from 11pm to 5:30pm daily; the digital-exclusive channel will also have its own BB show, hosted by Dermot O'Leary.
www.ukgameshows.com /page/index.php?title=Weaver's_Week_2001-05-15&printable=yes   (548 words)

  
 Game Show Central - Game Shows live here.
The show won it's slot in homes and demos and was the #2 show of the night in 18-49s.
Show Me the Money was finally shown the door today, and it looks like the remaining episodes may never see the light of day.
Since the 2006 game show revival is being compared to the 1999 game show revival, I thought it might be worth crunching the numbers.
gscentral.net /2006_12_01_archive.html   (2043 words)

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