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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? By: Rachel Salina

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? By: Rachel Salina

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  • 1. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
    By: Rachel Salina
  • 2. The show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a perfect example of how the American Dream has completely changed.
  • 3. To start off: what exactly is the “American Dream”?
  • 4. The idea of rags
    To riches?
  • 5. “Consumed by desires for status, material goods, and acceptance, Americans apparently had lost the sense of individuality.” –Matthew Warshauer.
  • 6. Society builds foundation on money.
  • 7. Do you know anyone that actually loves their job and money is not the focus?
  • 8. Relating back to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: -Idea of getting rich quick-finding a shortcut to success is attractive to America
  • 9. Similar to running a marathon and then cheating to the finish line. Would you ever feel the sense of accomplishment?
  • 10. 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.)
  • 11. “Americans are captivated by what many consider to be an easy avenue to achieving financial success”-Matthew Warshauer.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. The $64,000 question was similar to Millionaire, but couldn’t nearly compared
  • 14. “The drama, the very dark stage, the very brilliant lighting, the music, the tension, that’s what differentiated Millionaire.

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