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.
Did You Know?
's son was actually only an infant at the time of the quiz show scandal. Herb Stempel
had been trying to tell people that the show was fixed long before he lost his run; it was only after the CBS game show Dotto
(1958) was exposed as rigged in May, 1958, did people start to listen to him, not publishing the accusations until August, 1958. See more
King Faisal was the king of Saudi Arabia not Iraq. See more
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I'm retaining water, for your information.
You and the Grand Coulee Dam.
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References Twelve O'Clock High
DANCING IN THE DARK
Written by Arthur Schwartz
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