Miami judge to rule on ADA suit against 'Millionaire' October 17, 2000A federal judge said Tuesday he wouldrule shortly on whether the hit television program "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"discriminates against the hearing impaired and those who can't use touch-tone telephones. The Center for Independent Living in Miami is suing ABC-TV andthe quiz show production company, Valleycrest Productions Ltd., claiming telephone screening for contestants violates the Americans WithDisabilities Act. A million people call the program daily, and 240,000 get through toan automated phone system requiring callers to punch in correct answers within 10 seconds. Qualifiers are then drawn at random for a secondround of questioning. Michael Lanham, lawyer for plaintiffs, says the network and theproduction company have made no provisions for the hearing impaired or those unable to operate touch-tone phones. Links: FULL STORY by The Associated Press Read more about Miami judge to rule on ADA suit against 'Millionaire'