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.
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