| GSN Airs Word Slam! Mall Tour Documentary
| Monday, August 29, 2005
Over 3 months, 11 cities and states, and it call came down to one vocabulary game for $25,000. GSN's Get Schooled mall tour, originally based off the Game Show Network show "WinTuition", this past year reformatted into a word game. Eleven people won $10,000, but only one won the $25,000. GSN plans to show you the exciting moments of this national tour on the documentary on Saturday, September 10th at 8PM ET/PT.
The tour, hosted by American Idol finalist Kimberly Locke, crowned winners as young as 16 years old. Here are the list of finalists.
Bill Medina: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jennifer Robinson: Dallas, Texas
Chris Reilly: Sacramento, California
Casey Butterfield: San Francisco, California
Dallin Merrill: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jim Wagner: Chicago, Illinois
Cary West: Nashville, Tennessee
Greg Stone: San Antonio, Texas
Mary Ann Doering: Marietta Georgia
William Andrew Babb: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Arthur Kurts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Touching stories, such as Casey Butterball's rejection of getting a scholarship and Dallin Merrill's wish to go to law school being taken away by not enough money, the documentary will be filled with stories by the contestants along with the final game for an additional $25,000 plus the $10,000 they received for being in the finals. Vice President of Marketing, Dena Kaplan, stated "We are pleased to present a first of its kind documentary about a high-stakes vocabulary competition. This story captures the personal journeys of the contestants from all over the country in pursuit of linguistic excellence and to win money towards the dream of a college education." Watch the Word Slam! documentary on Saturday, September 10th at 8PM ET/PT only on GSN: The Network for Games. Sponsored by Bank of America.
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