Legal Blogger Auditions for ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’
Posted Jun 18, 2008 8:49 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Legal blogger and lawyer Howard Bashman traveled to New York yesterday to audition for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Bashman writes on his How Appealing blog that he passed the written test for trivia knowledge and then met with a producer who evaluated his personality. He’ll learn whether he made the cut by way of a postcard in a few weeks. “And then I can begin to evaluate whether I might be fortunate enough to have a certain public intellectual and prolific author based in Chicago agree to serve as one of my ‘phone-a-friends,’ ” he writes.
Bashman told ABAJournal.com the tryout was his wife's idea. “My wife encouraged me to go because we started watching the show together and I seemed to know the answers to many questions,” he said.
Bashman says that even if he appears on the show and wins the $1 million prize, it won’t be enough to give up blogging. “So fans of this blog have nothing to fear, while critics of this blog are urged to start raising extreme amounts of money immediately.”
Updated at 11:08 a.m. to add a comment from Bashman and clarify that he both took the written test and met with a producer yesterday.