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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

5 November 2011 12:44 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Chuck Barris gave the world some of television’s most classic game show staples and probably deserves credit for starting the now prevalent trend of people humiliating themselves in front of a camera for their shot at fifteen minutes of fame. In the process he became something of a media whore, reveling in the success The Dating Game, The Gong Show, and The Newlywed Game brought him, and the romantic avenues it opened up for him. He may also have been a spy for the CIA. Maybe. Probably not, but Confessions of a Dangerous Mind takes its plot from an extensive collection of interviews with Barris as well as some of his personal memoirs, and exactly how much of his purported spy career, as detailed therein, actually happened is up for debate. The CIA has gone on record saying Barris’s claims are hogwash, but then, isn’t that what »

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