“Consumed by desires for status, material goods, and acceptance, Americans apparently had lost the sense of individuality.” –Matthew Warshauer.
Society builds foundation on money.
Do you know anyone that actually loves their job and money is not the focus?
Relating back to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: -Idea of getting rich quick-finding a shortcut to success is attractive to America
Similar to running a marathon and then cheating to the finish line. Would you ever feel the sense of accomplishment?
Why are we so infatuated with cheating to the finish line? “In a matter of minutes, and right before our very eyes, an ordinary Joe or plain Jane can walk out of the show with a check for a million dollars.” –(Over the Rainbow article.)
“Americans are captivated by what many consider to be an easy avenue to achieving financial success”-Matthew Warshauer.
Exactly how popular was this show at its peak? Show brought 30 million viewers a day three days a week 240,000 people called in on each contest day.
The $64,000 question was similar to Millionaire, but couldn’t nearly compared
“The drama, the very dark stage, the very brilliant lighting, the music, the tension, that’s what differentiated Millionaire.