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Today 29 August 2012 popular game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire asks question to television NEWS ANCHORS (television news hosts) playing for charity all over 40 years of age that you would think a news anchor would know. The question was basically which classic album did a man change his name to that had these songs: Ramble On, and Whole Lot of Love: The answer choices were: Led Zeppelin II, a Stones album, a David Bowie album and Abbey Road. The question went unanswered. Where were these NEWS ANCHORS all their lives?

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‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’: Greg Warmoth, Vanessa Echols earn $26,250 for charity

Orlando, WFTV, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire — posted by halboedeker on November, 30 2011 10:29 AM

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Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols flank host Meredith Vieira on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.' Photo credit: Jeffrey Neira/Disney-ABC Domestic TV

WFTV-Channel 9 anchors Vanessa Echols and Greg Warmoth earned a whole lotta money on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

But a question about “Whole Lotta Love” stopped their run on the game show at eight questions over two days.

In an episode that aired Wednesday, the morning anchor team took home $26,250 to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. They were playing for two programs that feed hungry children: Kid’s Café and High Five Kids Pack.

Echols and Warmoth accumulated $52,500 during the taping in October, but decided not to take a guess and left with half that money. “For the children, we walk,” Echols told host Meredith Vieira. “I think we should,” Warmoth agreed.

Echols said this morning that she and Warmoth “didn’t want to gamble with that much money at stake for Central Florida’s hungry kids. In that round, you get half of what you bank, and since we banked so much early, we knew we had to be cautious. If we guessed and guessed wrong, our bank would have gone down to $5,000.”

The eighth question, which stymied them, came in the category Mr. Album.

Here is the question: “In 2011, a 64-year-old man actually changed his name to the title of what classic album, known for songs like ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘Ramble On’?”

The choices:

A: Led Zeppelin II

B: Ziggy Stardust

C: Van Halen

D: Abbey Road

The answer was A.

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Guest CadillacOfRock

I wished that I was playing "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on Wednesday, August 29th!

Three cheers for the 64-year-old Man with the guts to change his name to Led Zeppelin II

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