4 March 2013 1:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

In today’s cynical world, we question pretty much everything on television and in the media. Even “reality” TV isn’t truly real, as producers and hosts manipulate real events to create maximum drama and characters. However, back in the 1950s audiences expected things like game shows to be on the up-and-up – which is why the story surrounding the fixing of Twenty One rocked the entertainment industry way back in 1956. The scandal surrounding the outcome of a match between Herbert Stempel and Charles Van Doren provided the source material for Robert Redford’s 1994 film Quiz Show, and now you can watch the entire original episode thanks to the magic of YouTube. The basic gist of the story is that Stempel was forced to lose to Van Doren in the...

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