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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? By: Rachel Salina

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  1. 1. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?<br />By: Rachel Salina<br />
  2. 2. The show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a perfect example of how the American Dream has completely changed.<br />
  3. 3. To start off: what exactly is the “American Dream”? <br />
  4. 4. The idea of rags<br /> To riches?<br />
  5. 5. “Consumed by desires for status, material goods, and acceptance, Americans apparently had lost the sense of individuality.” –Matthew Warshauer. <br />
  6. 6. Society builds foundation on money. <br />
  7. 7. Do you know anyone that actually loves their job and money is not the focus? <br />
  8. 8. Relating back to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: -Idea of getting rich quick-finding a shortcut to success is attractive to America<br />
  9. 9. Similar to running a marathon and then cheating to the finish line. Would you ever feel the sense of accomplishment? <br />
  10. 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.) <br />
  11. 11. “Americans are captivated by what many consider to be an easy avenue to achieving financial success”-Matthew Warshauer. <br />
  12. 12. Exactly how popular was this show at its peak?<br />Show brought 30 million viewers <br />a day three days a week<br />240,000 people called in on each contest day.<br />
  13. 13. The $64,000 question was similar to Millionaire, but couldn’t nearly compared<br />
  14. 14. “The drama, the very dark stage, the very brilliant lighting, the music, the tension, that’s what differentiated Millionaire.<br />