Thursday, January 22, 2015

CNN Producing Political Game Show Featuring Anderson Cooper

TVNewser reported yesterday that CNN is working on a new political game show:
CNN is producing a political game show, TVNewser has learned. The blocking and testing of the show is happening this week at CNN’s New York studios. Insiders tell us the show will be hosted by Anderson Cooper and will air on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16. If it’s successful, further episodes would go into production. We hear the program will be a quiz style game show, focused on presidential politics.
It sounds like the show may be titled "Political Jeopardy!"

I was listening to talk radio coverage of this game show earlier today. The radio guys thought that this was an original concept. And I supposed it is, if you are talking about this as a stand-alone concept. But both Rachel Maddow and Steve Kornacki have been incorporating game show-like elements to their programs for months over at MSNBC. Kornacki, in particular, runs his segment like an episode of "Jeopardy!"

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