Erhard Konerding, documents specialist in Olin Library, was a contestant on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." His show aired at 10 a.m. May 17 on WTIC (FOX). Olin Library staff members gathered to watch their colleague answer a series of questions.
Konerding's episode was taped on Nov. 17, 2010, in New York City. By agreement with ABC-Disney, contestants on “Millionaire” may not reveal how they performed prior to broadcast.
John Wareham, video production coordinator; Jody Schenker, library assistant and cataloguer; and Kathleen Logdson, library assistant and binding supervisor, watch Konerding's episode during the staff gathering.
Pictured in center, Pat Tully, university librarian, applauds a correct answer.
Erhard Konerding's wife, Ilana, attended the show taping in November, and also appeared on the episode. Ilana made a video recording of Erhard's reaction to the show. "I didn't even remember them asking me the question about Pee-Wee Herman's red tie," he says.
Konerding, who joined the university staff in 1972 and received an MALS from Wesleyan in 1982, also appeared on "Jeopardy!" and "History IQ." With "Millionaire," he walked away with $21,500 in prize money.