Thursday, November 11, 2010

Never To Be Seen Again


After my TV game show post, several readers have asked if I got to see the "Jeopardy!" shows my mother appeared on in 1967.

Unfortunately, there was no technology available at the time that would have allowed us to record the shows and save them for posterity, and the show then aired in the middle of the day, so I would have missed it while at elementary school. Luckily, however, NBC broadcast her episodes in the week that we had a school vacation, so my brother and I could sit with her in amazement in front of our black-and-white TV as Mom kept coming up with correct questions and knocking off competitors.

Sadly, Dad didn't see any of the shows because he was at work, but he has his own TV game show story, which I'll share with you some other time.