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American Experience; Quiz Show Scandal, The

05/10/1996

(Crime and Punishment reel 2 of 3)


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Series
American Experience
Program
Quiz Show Scandal, The
Program Number

409

Series Description

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

Program Description

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.

Duration

00:58:48

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Quiz Show Scandal, The,” 05/10/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DB91E3990ED48A58B1A404C55E87CCC.
MLA: “American Experience; Quiz Show Scandal, The.” 05/10/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <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
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