Quiz Show Scandal
It was 1950’s “must-see TV,” the era of television quiz shows. The programs were a showcase for everyday people. Fame along with a tidy sum for the right answer was the carrot. Among the more popular shows was 'Twenty One.' A handsome, clean-cut guest named Charles Van Doren helped bring in the ratings and became one of the most memorable players of the genre—and even more so when news broke about quiz shows being fixed.