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
Tim Horrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.
Did You Know?
When Goodwin is talking to the Geritol rep, you can see oversize volumes of the "Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, 1911-1971", which was published in 1979. See more
Charles Van Doren
[to Enright after his first fixed show
"So pure it floats", hmm?
Richard Goodwin became a speechwriter for the 1960 Kennedy campaign and then a member of the White House staff. After the assassination of Robert Kennedy, he retired from politics to become a writer. See more
DANCING IN THE DARK
Written by Arthur Schwartz
and Howard Dietz See more