1976 NBC attempt to recapture the drama and suspense of a 1950s Game Show (well, most likely The $64,000 Question), hosted by Tom Kennedy. Pairs of contestants sharing a certain specialist subject competed to see who could answer more of a four-part question in their respective category (one contestant answered first, while the other was placed in an isolation booth). The winner progressed up a money ladder ranging from $200 to $50,000, and could walk away with their winnings or risk it to come back the next day.It took eight victories to win the $50,000 grand prize, assuming the pool of opponents didn't run out first. Despite the show's brief run (October 4-December 31), five people managed to win the $50,000: Stanley Green and Wayne Bryant (both in American Musical Theater), Jonathan Colgate (American History), Richard McNelly (The Bible), and Louis Segal (Shakespeare).Slam debuted on the same day as Allen Ludden's new show Stumpers, which was pretty much Lin Bolen doing Password Plus before Goodson-Todman did. Both shows were canned on the same day, with Slam promptly replaced by a new daytime Name That Tune also hosted by Kennedy.
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