Jonathan Goodson

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Jonathan Michael Goodson (born August 20, 1945) is an American television producer who specializes in game shows. He is the son of legendary game show producer Mark Goodson and began his television career in 1973 as chief counsel of Goodson-Todman Productions. He later produced several of the company's shows. After his father's death in December 1992, Jonathan took over the company in March 1993 (in the early 1980s the Goodsons had acquired the Todman heirs' portion of the company) and ran it until it was sold to All American Television in 1995.

Goodson also runs his own production company, Jonathan Goodson Productions, whose output has consisted mostly of state-based lottery game shows, including Illinois Instant Riches, the only state-based lottery game show to be shown to a nationwide audience, thanks to Superstation WGN.

Personal life[edit]

Goodson was born in New York City. He received a B.A. at Stanford University in 1967, and an L.L.B. Yale Law School in 1970.

Shows associated with Jonathan Goodson[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1985). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984. VNR AG. p. 75. ISBN 9780918432612. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1985). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984. VNR AG. p. 87. ISBN 9780918432612. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1985). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984. VNR AG. p. 425. ISBN 9780918432612. Retrieved 26 August 2010.