American Experience; Quiz Show Scandal, The
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- American Experience
- Quiz Show Scandal, The
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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As television became a national obsession in the mid-1950's, a new breed of hero appeared on the American scene: contestants on the big money quiz shows. As revered as movie stars and baseball heroes, their names became household legends. Then, slowly and painfully, a congressional investigation revealed that the shows were fixed. Americans felt angry and betrayed. This film looks at the formative years of television and its impact on the TV business and a naïve America. Narrated by Will Lyman.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Quiz Show Scandal, The,” 05/10/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 22, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DB91E3990ED48A58B1A404C55E87CCC.
- MLA: “American Experience; Quiz Show Scandal, The.” 05/10/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 22, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DB91E3990ED48A58B1A404C55E87CCC>.
- APA: American Experience; Quiz Show Scandal, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DB91E3990ED48A58B1A404C55E87CCC