Talk:The $64,000 Question

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How can the title be fixed? The correct title is The $64,000 Question. Pepso 18:30, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

There is no technical limitation which stops the $ sign from being used in the title. If the correct title is The $64,000 Question, it should be changed unless anyone has any objections to it being changed. --tgheretford (talk) 17:47, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

This page glows with nostalgia[edit]

And it's not appropriate for wikipedia. Should someone tag it as such? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.148.5.81 (talk) 19:58, 15 December 2009 (UTC)


In the UK the phrase is "The 64 million dollar question"[edit]

I'm not sure this article covers the fact that in the UK people say "the 64 million dollar question" when they mean the most important question, they do not say "the 64 thousand dollar question". However, I imagine the origin of the phrase is the same, but somewhere down the line "thousand" got changed to "million".

Also - why 64 ? How and why did this ammount come about? Why not 60 or 50, a round figure?

The article does explain the origin of 64. "The first question was worth one dollar, and the value doubled for each successive question, up to the seventh and final question, worth $64." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Johhtfd (talkcontribs) 14:17, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Category board[edit]

This article makes a passing reference or two to a category board but never explains it. Could somebody please add it? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 02:00, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Error?[edit]

I believe there is an error of fact in this article. It states that Gino Prato, the humble shoe repairman, "won $64,000" on the program. The article that appeared in Time magazine in 1955 states that Mr. Prato stopped at $32,000 and refused to go further, on the advice of his father. That is also my recollection, as I watched that program live when it broadcast! I would not demand that anyone trust my memory after 50 years, but the Time article is available online at: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,807567,00.html I did not wish to edite the article without further verification, but if someone can offer further evidence, I think the correction should be made.

>>I can understand your confusion in this matter. The quiz show The $64,000 Question had a habit of inviting back previous winners. Shoemaker Gino Prato, I believe, first won $32,000 and was later brought back to show because of his popularity and proceeded to win $64 000 (with the help of the show's producers rigging the questions). If you go to[1] you'll see that the date on it is August 22nd, 1955, and it describes him as winning $32 000. However, if you go to [2], you'll see that the date is Feb. 15, 1956, half a year later, and it describes him as winning $64 000. Since the game show works in the way of when winners come back they bet any previously made money, Mr. Prato's overall earnings were $64 000. Thank you for your contribution to the discussion board, and I hope this cleared it up for you. If you would like to discuss this further, leave a message on my discussion board or continue with this post.

Harry54321987 (talk) 14:59, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Gino Prato was invited to a successor program, "The $64,000 Challenge" and challenged by Mike Della Rocca. The original $32,000 was kept and subsequent winnings were added. I will not challenge the contention that questions on "Challenge" were rigged, but I would doubt it, considering Prato's patent honesty.2604:2D80:CC05:0:A001:CC2B:E038:264E (talk) 20:21, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

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  • Here we need a complete list of all people who won 64k, plus a list of those who tried and failed. A list of selected others would also be useful. Can you help? Pepso2 (talk) 09:26, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

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