Lead: In the late 1950s it was revealed that many TV Quiz shows were rigged.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In 1958 Columbia University Professor Charles Lincoln Van Doren seemed to be on top of his world. He was the son of renowned poet Mark Van Doren, taught English Literature at a prestigious university, and, at $50,000 per year, appeared regularly as a cultural consultant on NBCs Today show. Van Doren’s television work came largely as a result of his appearance as a successful contestant on the TV quiz show, Twenty-one. From December 1956 to March 1957 he had been the champion and had winnings totaling $129,000.

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