'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': ASL interpreter and Black Lives Matter activist plays for blind kids charity
With host Jimmy Kimmel on the hot seat Rory was in it to win it. She said whatever money she wins, she would donate a huge part of it to a charity for blind children
Sunday's episode of ABC’s 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' featured participant Rory Burton, an ASL interpreter and activist for Black Lives Matter. All through the pandemic, Rory had been doing coronavirus briefings and participating in Black Lives Matter rallies and events.
Her friend Neil accompanied her to help her with the first three questions as the pattern of the game goes. With host Jimmy Kimmel on the hot seat, Rory was in it to win it. She said whatever money she wins, she would donate a huge part of it to a charity for blind children.
The game show started off with the question, “Elton John’s rise to stardom is chronicled in what 2019 movie?”. Rory answered the first five questions, one after the other without any help. Rory didn’t know the answer to the seventh question when Neil stepped in with a helping hand. The question was, “Retelling an earlier novel from a vampire’s point of view, the 2020 bestseller 'Midnight Sun' is the latest installment in what wildly popular series?” the correct answer to the question was 'The Twilight Saga'.
For the $250,000 question, Rory decided to phone a friend as she didn't know the answer. The question was, “While US banknotes depict past political leaders like Hamilton and Lincoln, the banknotes for Euros depict examples of European what?” Unfortunately, Rory’s uncle on the other side of the call wasn’t sure about the answer as well. Rory decided to quit the game and take the $125,000 that she had won.
Jimmy asked Rory just to take a wild guess of what the answer to the question was, irrespective of which her money was safe. Rory responded that she thought it might be the third option that was architectural styles and that was the right answer to the question. Unfortunately, Rory had already signed out but she played a good game.
'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET on ABC.