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This 'family feud' was a thrill for Longview natives

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A big thrill for an East Texas family, as they enjoy the national limelight on a popular game show.

Longview Police Officer James Mathis along with his wife, two daughters and a cousin auditioned in the spring, and out of 1000 entries they were selected to appear on "Family Feud."

Steve Harvey is Mathis' favorite comedian.

They taped the show in July, and though they did not win, the experience was well worth it.

"Folks ask us if we won, but the thrill, the excitement, the adventure a dream and great exposure and of all things I met my first comedian Steve Harvey and my family had a wonderful time," says Mathis.

Mathis says he would love and opportunity for him and his family to compete on the show again.

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