The answer is: Dying within two weeks of each other, these three titans influenced visual media immeasurably.
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Ah yes, in the Arts & Entertainment world, they always die in groups of three. And so, complementing the two great film directors and their art, comes (and goes) Merv and his pure TV entertainment — especially The Merv Griffin Show and two game shows he created, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
On DVD, The Merv Griffin Show: 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time is available in a three-disc set from Alpha Home Entertainment via oldies.com.
Meanwhile, I grew up watching the original Jeopardy! — which began in 1964 and whose original host, it should be noted, was Art Fleming — and my sons grew up watching, as they called it, Wheel!
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