USD Professor Competes on Game Show for $1 Million

NBC San Diego -- Winning cash and swag on national TV isn't new to Eric Pierson -- but falling through the floor after answering a trivia question might be an adjustment.

Pierson, 51 and an associate professor of communications at the University of San Diego, will compete the NBC game show "Who's Still Standing" Monday night at 8 p.m. The show gives contestants an ultimatum -- answer the question wrong, and the ground beneath them will open up and swallow them whole. If they aren't eliminated, they will receive a cash prize of up to $1 million. (Full Story