Farewell to Meredith Vieira: Sam Murray
Because I was away for a while we didn’t get to do as much of the farewell to Meredith Vieira as we’d have liked to, so we’re making up for that. We’re going to look back at some of the more memorable contestants during her run as host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Don’t forget, though, that Cedric the Entertainer kicks off his run as the new host this September. Of course the people at the top of the list will always be the winners. Let’s take a look back at the last winner, the Tournament of Ten champion Sam Murray. Sam was the only person to take the risk and answer the million dollar question, and it paid off big time.
He jumped from $50,000 to $1,000,000. Say what you will about the tournament and the clock format, but the final day (the bottom video) was probably one of only two or three times the clock produced a genuinely terrifying moment. Ironically they both came because of contestant Jehan Shamsid-Deen.