MU grad student wins $50,000 on first night of 'Millionaire'

Saturday, May 8, 2010 | 4:54 p.m. CDT; updated 12:18 a.m. CDT, Sunday, May 9, 2010

COLUMBIA — MU graduate student Cassie Belek breezed through questions as she made her way to winning $50,000 on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," Friday. 

Belek will continue with the $100,000 question and one lifeline left, on Monday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. on KMIZ (ABC). 

During Friday's show, Belek used the "ask the audience" lifeline for the $25,000 question, "Mentioned in the title of the documentary 'Waltz with Bashir,' Bashir Gemayel was killed in 1982 after becoming the president-elect of what country?"  The audience voted and Belek went with their advice, answering Lebanon, correctly. 

Belek used her second lifeline on the $50,000 question, "Because he later became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who is the only U.S. president to also administer the oath of office?" The "Double Dip" lifeline allowed Belek to guess William Howard Taft, the correct answer.


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