Friday, October 27, 2006

‘Gold Rush’ Impacts Life Of Host As Well As Contestants

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The internet has changed lives, especially that of Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines.

For the last seven weeks, he’s been hosting the game show, Gold Rush, and he’s seen the impact of the net firsthand.

As he puts it, “A few weeks ago, I was in an airport and a guy asked me about my show. I thought he meant E.T. but he was referring to Gold Rush. I’ve done E.T. for 12 years and he’s asking about a 7-week-old show.”

That was a vindication for Steines, who says his first reaction when he heard about the trivia-based show was, “What a great idea. It will never work.”

In this case, he doesn’t mind being wrong.

Later today (Oct. 27), Steines will be in New York to pose brainteasers to three contestants, one of whom will win a quick $100,000 and a chance to win $1 million on November 9.

He’s excited by the opportunity because, as he puts it, “Until this show, I never fully appreciated the impact of being so close to someone whose life changes in a moment.”

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