The American Bible Challenge (2012–2014) is a Biblical-themed American
television game show created by Game Show Network. The series is hosted
by Jeff Foxworthy (pictured), joined by Kirk Franklin in the second
season. Each season of the series is played as a nine-episode tournament
with six episodes of opening rounds, two semi-finals, and a final. Each
opening round starts with three teams of three contestants answering
questions about the Bible. One contestant from each team participates in
the following round. The two highest-scoring teams compete in a final
one-minute round, and a $20,000 prize is donated to a charity of the
winning team's choice. Over the course of the season, winning teams
advance to semi-final games and then to a final game with a grand prize
of $100,000, for a total possible payout of $140,000 for the season
winner's charity. The show became GSN's highest rated original program
in the history of the network. In 2014, the show received a nomination
at the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show, and Foxworthy
was nominated as Outstanding Game Show Host.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Bible_Challenge>
Today's selected anniversaries:
"Silent Night", a Christmas carol by Josef Mohr and Franz
Gruber, was first performed in a church in Austria.
The Sultanate of Brunei ceded the island of Labuan to Great
Britain as a colony.
British and German soldiers interrupted the World War I to
celebrate Christmas, beginning the Christmas truce (pictured).
The Viet Cong bombed the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, killing two
U.S. Army officers, raising fears of an escalation in the Vietnam War.
The United States Congress granted Washington, D.C. home rule,
allowing the residents to elect their own mayor and city council.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (historical) A round dance accompanied by singing.
2. A ballad or song of joy.
3. (specifically) A (usually traditional) religious or secular song sung at
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Thou waitest for the spark from heaven! and we, Light half-
believers of our casual creeds, Who never deeply felt, nor clearly
will’d, Whose insight never has borne fruit in deeds, Whose vague
resolves never have been fulfill’d; For whom each year we see Breeds
new beginnings, disappointments new; Who hesitate and falter life away,
And lose to-morrow the ground won to-day — Ah! do not we, wanderer!
await it too?