|Dr. Robi Ludwig|
|GSN: 7/17/2007 – 9/16/2007|
|12 Yard Productions|
Sony Pictures Television
Without Prejudice? (or Without Prejudice) was the controversially short-lived American version of the equally short-lived and quite controversial British game show of the same name where five random people had to decide which one of five strangers was worthy of winning $25,000.
A 15-second introduction of the contestants was shown to the panel. They then had to decide who to eliminate solely based on who gave the worst impression.
A short biography of the contestants was shown, followed by the occupation and annual salary of the contestants. The panel then eliminated a second contestant.
The three remaining contestants were asked about three "hot button" issues (such as prostitution, same-sex marriage & adoption and gun control). Then, a hidden camera video was shown with the three contestants interacting with actors whom they believe to be contestants. The third contestant was then eliminated.
The final two contestants were interviewed by the panel. Any panelist could ask any question, as long as he/she didn't ask what the winner would do with the money. The panel then voted for a winner.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: All questions and comments were allowed, except the panelists couldn't ask any financial questions.
The original British version hosted by Liza Tarbuck ran on Channel 4 from 4 January (January 4) 2003 until 16 April (April 16) 2004.
This series lasted for exactly 2 months.
When the show ended in September 2007, Host Dr. Ludwig went on to appear on the Fox News Channel series Hannity & Colmes.
Promos for the show always ended with the announcer asking: "Can five ordinary people judge five strangers Without Prejudice? Can you?"
On August 28, 2007; the show was once in partnership with the NAACPwhere it would air their newest PSA spot during a very special episode of the show in association with the organization.
This series gained notoriety when on one episode, a contestant claimed that he would eliminate another contestant solely because "He's Black".
Based on the British show of the same name by 12 Yard Productions