An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story. Written by
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Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.
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The address written on Goodwin's legal pad does not match the street address when they visit. See more
And they love me for the same reason they used to hate me, because I'm the guy who knows everything.
Charles Van Doren went to work for the Encyclopedia Britannica. Today he writes books and lives in the family home in Cornwall, Connecticut. He never taught again. See more
References The Joker's Wild
DANCING IN THE DARK
Written by Arthur Schwartz
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