Damon Killian: This is television, that’s all it is. It has nothing to do with people, it’s to do with ratings! For fifty years, we’ve told them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear… for Christ’s sake, Ben, don’t you understand? Americans love television. They wean their kids on it. Listen. They love game shows, they love wrestling, they love sports and violence. So what do we do? We give ’em *what they want*! We’re number one, Ben, that’s all that counts, believe me. I’ve been in the business for thirty years.
Richard Dawson was born on this day in 1932
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Question: What singer scored a top-10 hit with the movie theme “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”?
Last Question: What Arnold Schwarzenegger movie dared to cast Richard Dawson as a game-show host of the future?
Survey Says!… The Running Man
The Running Man, a movie based on a Steven King book, was Richard Dawson’s last movie before he retired. Although us 80s fans remember Dawson most from the game show, The Family Feud, acting was not new to Dawson. He played Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan’s Heroes from 1965 to 1971.