Let's stop jumping on a GSN tribute right now. I'm sure GSN is going to do something with Family Feud of course, and hopefully Match Game next weekend or sooner
Good idea. Let's hope for the best.
I would think they would have to; I think they did for Brett and Charles when they died. (They had something for Don Adams, and he was on MG only a couple of times) And I agree with you about the music channels and Dick Clark. They still haven't done anything about Robin Gibb or the Bee Gees since he died recently, either. But Whitney Houston and Donna Summer got some attention on VH1 Soul and Centric.
GSN has to show some respect for Richard and his friends and family somehow.
One would have hoped they'd at least tried to clear some Bandstand shows. Or maybe the contracts for the 30-minute shows they have expired? If so, they should have probably looked at how Soul Train was done if they really were having problems. A certain number of shows were packaged out of the run to channels like Bounce and Centric, and all of them are completely uncut. So I think it can be done.
As for Richard Dawson, I'm thinking there will be something (and there should). If taking their time means for a decent tribute when it's all set and done, then I'm all for it.
What's a cold toss?
Like a few others have said I'd expect any tribute to consist of what GSN already has licensed right now. Be a miracle if anything else was included. Anything "rare" would more likely turn up on Youtube.
So, that's what it is. Disrepectful to Whitney's family, don't you think?
Whitney deserved more than that 'tribute' anyway.
Now, Dick Clark only had a two hour marathon, which is actually better than I thought because
1) We got to see some of Donny's Pyramid with Dick Clark
2) I thought they would only leave it to the Friday night block