SOURCE: Who Wants To Be a Millionaire

October 23, 2007 19:52 ET

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and Host Meredith Vieira, Celebrate 1,000 Episodes by Giving $100,000 Away to Home Viewers!

Million-Dollar Question Revealed, Week of October 29 - November 2

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," ( with host Meredith Vieira, will celebrate a major milestone this November with a week-long celebration of the 1,000th episode of the syndicated game show, airing November 5 - 9. "Millionaire" continues to offer the biggest prize opportunity of any syndicated game show, with a potential million-dollar payout to any contestant who can correctly answer 15 questions. Throughout the span of 1,000 episodes, over 1,800 contestants have won a combined total of more than $42,000,000!

"I am incredibly honored to be associated with a show like 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,'" said host Meredith Vieira. "It's a show that people of all generations can enjoy. Every day we have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by giving them life-changing amounts of money," she added. "I extend heartfelt congratulations to the entire 'Millionaire' family for producing 1,000 episodes of quality entertainment -- 1,000 shows of which we can all be proud."

To help celebrate the 1,000th episode, home viewers will have a chance to win some "Millionaire" money of their own, in "Millionaire's Grand Giveaway Sweepstakes." 100 lucky viewers will win $1,000 each and a total of $100,000 will be handed out during the week. Home viewers who pre-registered at throughout the month of September should tune-in November 5 - 9 to see if their name is announced.

For the first time in the game show's history, contestants for the week will be able to bypass the first five questions (valued at $100 - $1,000) and will be only 10 questions away from winning one million dollars! In honor of the 1,000th episode, contestants will be guaranteed to win at least $1,000 in the hot seat.


Could our next millionaire be waiting in the wings? Tune-in the week of October 29 - November 2 when the elusive million-dollar question will be revealed! Here's a sneak peak at what the million-dollar question will be:

"Khrushchev's famous 1960 'shoe-banging' outburst at the U.N. was in response to a delegate from what nation? A) Australia, B) The Netherlands, C) The Philippines, D) Turkey." The correct answer is "C," but you'll have to tune-in October 29 - November 2, to see if the contestant will know the answer and walk away with $1 million. Our confetti is ready to fly and we've got a million-dollar check ready to fill out!

TV WEEK (November 12 - 16):

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" will present a week-long edition of "TV Week," featuring trivia buffs facing questions all about classic and current television shows. The first-ever edition of "TV Week" will air November 12 - 16.

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" currently is in its sixth season and is hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira. The game show is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, the domestic distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney-ABC Domestic Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Enterprises, Inc. Michael Davies and Leigh Hampton are executive producers for "Millionaire." Meredith Vieira is co-executive producer. For more information, go to

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