They call February 3, 1959 "The Day the Music Died." Well, this video (while not nearly as tragic as that) marked a significant departure for classic game show fans. This video shows the final moments of the original Game Show Network and the birth of the current GSN.
While it may seem insignificant to some, for fans of how Game Show Network was run, this was the beginning of the end. Today's GSN bears little resemblance to what it set out to do when it debuted. The classics have been butchered and banished to the mornings, many great game shows aren't shown anymore, and there appears to be a laissez-faire attitude about programming. It's sometimes depressing to see how far it's fallen.
Sorry to seem like a downer, but it had to be said. While I hope GSN can rebound (and it's possible), it'll never be as good as it was before this changeover. Anyhow, here is the video.
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