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Quiz Show

13 Dec

Today I learned that the two most famous figures in the 1950s television quiz show scandals passed away recently: Charles Van Doren in 2019 and his rival Herb Stempel in 2020. The producers fed both contestants answers ahead of time and arranged for Stempel to lose so Van Doren could become the new champion.

The excellent 1994 movie Quiz Show stars Ralph Fiennes as Charles Van Doren, John Turturro as Herb Stempel, and Rob Morrow as Congressional lawyer Richard Goodwin.

Stop that pigeon!

5 Oct

I got an e-mail update from Amazon – it’s marked down 80 DVDs of television series, including some cartoons that I never expected to hear about again.

Top Cat! Penelope Pitstop! Dastardly and Muttley! Man, it’s like 1974 all over again.

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