Survey says: Natchezian to be on ‘Feud’

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 9, 2012

NATCHEZ — A Natchez native and her in-laws will make their television debut this week squaring off against three other families in an attempt to get some fast money on the game show “Family Feud.”

Kojuana Tuesno Williams, a 1993 graduate of Natchez High School who grew up in the Lagrange area, will appear on three episodes of the show airing Monday and Tuesday.

Williams currently lives in Dallas, but all of her family is still in the Natchez area and she visits the area often, her sister Linda Broadway said.

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Williams first got the idea to audition for “Family Feud” when she saw an announcement that auditions would be held in her local area. The show’s producers had her send in pictures of the family members she would be appearing with — her husband’s family — and a brief write-up about why she wanted to appear on the show.

“The reason I told them I wanted to be on the show was because we have always wanted to take a family vacation, and we said if we went on the show and won anything, we would take that family vacation,” Williams said.

The family did win two episodes, though Williams is not allowed to tell what their prize takeaway was until after it airs.

Being on the show also gave her new perspective on the competition, Williams said.

“When you’re watching the show, we always wondered why people would give the answers they did, but when it’s you, when you’re in the hot spot, the first thing that pops into your mind, you say, and it doesn’t always make sense, but it was fun times,” she said. “The host, Steve Harvey, is crazy, so there were lots of laughs and fun.”

Broadway said the Natchez branch of Williams’ family kept up with how things were going during the shows’ tapings, but did not actually know all of the details of what went on.

“We are talking about all meeting up and watching it together,” Broadway said. “We are all excited and can’t wait to see it.”

The episodes Williams will appear in will air at 10:30 and 11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday on WNTZ, channel 11 in Natchez and 13 in Vidalia, for Cable One viewers.

They will air at 6 and 6:30 p.m. on WUFX 35 for DirectTV and Dish Network viewers.