September 5, 2001 – The Reality Show The Amazing Race Premieres on CBS
“The world is waiting for you. Good luck. Travel safe. Go!”
On September 5, 2001, the reality adventure game show The Amazing Race premiered on CBS. A joint production between Disney-owned Touchstone Television and CBS productions, the show featured 11 teams of two people, ranging from couples to coworkers, racing around the world to win a $1 million prize. The show has won several Emmy awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. The show is hosted by New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan.