David Forman, a mathematician from Laurel, Maryland, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on February 24, 2000. He walked away with $250,000. Coincidentally, he was the next contestant immediately after Rudy Reber lost $218,000, Later Forman appeared on Champions Edition and won another $250,000 ($125,000 goes to his charity and the other $125,000 goes to him).
In May 2000, Forman appeared in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Champions Edition, in which previous contestants who won $250,000-$1,000,000 played again, with half their winnings going to their favorite charities. Forman was the second Champion to make the Hot Seat, after he replaced Joe Trela among the Fastest Finger contestants (after Trela made the hot seat) Forman played for the American Red Cross.
Who was the president and founder of what is now known as Tuskegee University?
• A: George Washington Carver
• B: Frederick Douglass
• C: Booker T. Washington
• D: Luther Burbank
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Tivoli Gardens, the famous amusement park is located in which European city? 'Phone-a-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Brussels
• B: Copenhagen
• C: Stockholm
• D: Paris
David is sure the first inkling is one of those, then he had no idea he decided to call Brian who works with him, he called David before he was on the show. Brian knew it was Copenhagen. He decided to go with him and win $32,000.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Science fiction writer Anne McCaffrey is famous for her books about what creatures? '50:50' lifeline used
• A: Unicorns
• B: Centaurs
• C: Dragons
• D: Vampires
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1994, musician and actor Ruben Blades ran for president of what Central American county?
• A: Ecuador
• B: Nicaragua
• C: Costa Rica
• D: Panama
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In March 2000, what sports association was bought by former Microsoft executives?
• A: Continental Basketball
• B: Professional Bowlers
• C: Major League Soccer
• D: Arena Football
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
To perform composer John Cage's 1952 piece 4'33", which of these must a pianist do?
• A: Sit quietly
• B: Play with left hand only
• C: Sing
• D: Only play white keys
David: "Well, my first thought here is that I have no idea what the answer is… my second thought, is that I think that three of these choices are probably not right"
"And my third thought is that I am not gonna risk it, so I am gonna walk away here"
The correct answer was A: Sit quietly, which is not what David would've guessed.