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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Greek Quiz Show Banned

A program produced by Elisabeth Murdoch, called "The Moment of Truth," that is among the most popular on Greek television has been banned by Greek regulators after it aired some particularly embarassing scenes. The program, which is also on the air in a number of European countries, features a sort of "truth or dare" format for contestants, who answer questions while they are hooked up to a lie detector. Winning contestant can earn cash for truthful answers.

The Greek regulatory agency told the broadcaster it had finally gone too far after a series of shows that raised concerns. The company is now deciding whether to challenge the ban in the courts. Read more here and here.

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