Sunday, December 09, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Syndicated pioneer King passes away

We here at Game Show Kingdom regret to inform you that Roger King, one of the main members of the now-defunct King World company and the CEO of CBS Television Distribution, has died due to a stroke this weekend. He was 63. He took ill last Friday at his home in Boca Raton, FL and died at a hospital the next day. Roger is best known with Mike for helping Sony's two most-durable game shows, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!", break into successful sydnicated runs. He also helped "Hollywood Squares" last for six seasons from 1998-2004.

Source: KSDK, St. Louis, MO

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