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GSN Pays Tribute to Music Star and 'Hee Haw' Host Buck Owens in a Week-Long 'Match Game' Tribute April 3-7

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Pays Tribute to Music Star and 'Hee Haw' Host Buck Owens in a Week-Long 'MATCH GAME' Tribute April 3-7

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27 -- As a tribute to country music star Buck Owens, GSN will be airing special episodes of MATCH GAME, Monday through Friday at 3:30pm ET, April 3rd through April 7th, 2006. These episodes will pre-empt the regularly scheduled episodes of MATCH GAME.

Owens, whose style of music was honky-tonk with rock influences and was popularly called "The Bakersfield Sound," had more than 20 number-one hits during the 60s and 70s, including "Act Naturally" and "Love's Gonna Live Here." He was also the star of the popular TV series "Hee Haw." Owens passed away on Saturday at the age of 76.

Below is a schedule and show descriptions.

Match Game 3:30p 4/3/06-4/7/06 Buck Owens Tribute

Mon. 4/3 3:30p Ep. 0456

Tues. 4/4 3:30p Ep. 0457

Wed. 4/5 3:30p Ep. 0458

Thurs. 4/6 3:30p Ep. 0459

Fri. 4/7 3:30p Ep. 0460

All episodes originally aired in 1975 and were hosted by Gene Rayburn. The other celebrity panelists besides Buck Owens were Brett Somers, Gary Burghoff, Gloria De Haven, Patti Deutsch, and Richard Dawson.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 133 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching nearly 60 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

Web Site: http://www.gsn.com

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