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Cause and Effects - The Amazing Story Surrounding the Perfect Showcase Bid on Television's #1 Daytime Game Show Hardcover – May 3, 2010


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About the Author

Emmy Award-winning meteorologist Terry Kniess has a combined twenty years experience in both radio and television. During the course of his media career, Kniess worked his way up from small-market radio to a top ten television market. As a meteorologist, Kniess was a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, and had the television Seal of Approval from both organizations. Kniess parlayed his media experience into other arenas, which included working within the Las Vegas casino industry along with digital and analog electronics. Kniess is well-respected in surveillance, and after a stint in a Casino Marketing department he was a ghostwriter for the now-defunct Casino Executive magazine.

Jodi Colteryahn, the niece of Kniess, makes her writing debut in this book when she tells the story of her The Price Is Right showcase victory.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Langdon Street Press (a division of Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc.) (May 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934938998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934938997
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,304,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A. Brown on July 16, 2010
A while back this book was available in pieces on the Internet, so being a fan of The Price is Right, I decided to read those excerpts.

Turns out this book is almost completely a work of fiction. Kniess met Ted Saluson, a "super fan" who had been to the show over 40 times, and who knew the prices to just about every prize featured on the show, while he was in line. The two became pretty chummy and according to Ted, Mr. Kniess wasn't very good at guessing prices while they were practicing in line (though his wife was).

During the show, Ted fed him answers the entire time, which can even be seen in un-edited versions of the Showcase available on YouTube. But, if you read this book, you would think Kniess is a "game show savant". Not so.

Even Drew Carey knows the real story -- see his recent interview in an article about this very episode of The Price is Right featured in a recent edition of Esquire magazine.

I wish Price had a "Tournament of Champions" so we could see this guy fall flat on his butt when Ted's not in the audience.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Moore on May 15, 2010
A fascinating read. It's amazing that Drew Carey and the show personel didn't make a big deal of Terry being the first person in over 30 years to hit the price of the showcase at the end of the show. (I happen to have seen that episode on T.V.) It sounds like Terry is a good person. It's nice to read about a nice thing happening to obviously a nice man.
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