12 records found for Charles Van Doren
1957-03-11, NBC, min.
September 12th,1956-October, 16th 1958 This quiz show was NBC's answer to the popular CBS quiz the $64,000 question and was hosted by series co-creator Jack Barry. Contestant Charles Van Doren proved to be the most popular of all the show's contestants although Elfreda Von Nardroff went home with the most money after twenty-one appearances. The two contestants were placed in isolation booths where they were asked a series of questions. Van Doren would often make pained facial expressions in his booth when asked a question he was struggling with. It was discovered later that Van Doren had been given some of the answers. Another contestant, Herbert Stempel blew the whistle on the show accusing the program of giving some of the answers to the contestants. In October 1958 the show was removed from the air as the quiz show scandal was becoming more widely-known. In this episode, Charles Van Doren loses to Vivian Nearing. Van Doren's total winnings were $129,000. Host Jack Barry congratulates Van Doren as "a credit to the youth of America." Due to the scandal, creator Jack Barry did not work again on national television for a decade.
1959-10-08, WNEW, 3 min.
Highlights: Prime Minister Macmillan, wins the election in England, Charles Van Doren suspended by NBC in light of the television quiz scandal investigations committee wants Van Doren to testify, so far he ducks the committee.
1959-10-12, CBS, 4 min.
Highlights: More on the Charles Van Doren mystery, Van Doren ducking subpoena of house committee TV quiz investigation, comment by Owen Harris chief investigator on the missing Van Doren, steel strike news. Includes a Life Cigarette commercial.
1959-10-14, CBS, 10 min.
Charles Van Doren press conference, upset by his NBC suspension he explains his departure from New York, the $64,000 question also rigged as claimed by a former contestant.
1959-10-23, NBC, 15 min.
Charles Van Doren admits to the New York District Attorney that he gave false answers to the committee, Hank Bloomgarden says "Twenty-one" quiz was a hoax, a big fire in Southern California, rocket experts transferred to civilian control, third anniversary of Hungarian revolt, Castro calls for rally to protest plane attacks from the United States. Two commercials are included in this air check.
1959-10-29, NBC, 12 min.
July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. Brief excerpt beginning with Jack Paar setting the record straight, stating "...the only way to kill a lie is to reveal the truth," referring to what he believes have been miss-truths said about him over and over again by columnist Walter Winchell. For four years and eight months, Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melies, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times, and Johnny Carson 15 times. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late-night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, news bulletin on the "Explorer I" satellite, launched today. Comments on the TV Quiz show scandals by Jack Paar and Hugh Downs.
1959-11-02, CBS, 5 min.
Highlights: Charles Van Doren testifies before House committee says his appearance on "Twenty-One" quiz show was a sham and deceitful, comments on how the producers told him what to do and how to be defeated, Columbia University accepts his resignation, other witnesses tell how they were coached on the "$64,000 Challenge."
1959-11-02, WNTA, 9 min.
March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960 A daily news broadcast anchored by Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13, New York City. Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times. -March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm -May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm -Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm -Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm -Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm -Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm Complete coverage of Charles Van Doren confession in a press conference says that his entire career on the quiz show "Twenty-One was rehearsed, Van Doren could be indicted for perjury, Ernest Hemingway arrives in New York City tells reporters about his travels and novels, Cuba (things are pretty good there). NOTE: This TV one on one interview with Ernest Hemingway was the only time he would appear for a television interview. Mike Wallace, from the studio, sets up the time and place as we switch to a filmed 1:06 interview by Danny Meehan with Hemingway who has just docked via his liner. Back in the studio, Wallace comments and wraps up the newscast. NOTE: This air check has been transacted to Ken Burns production company, Florentine Films, for inclusion in his documentary on the life of Ernest Hemingway.
1959-11-02, NBC, 8 min.
July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. Jack Paar comments further on frauds in show business including current scandal related to quiz shows. He talks about Charles Van Doren who just confessed to cheating today. Paar responds to today's newspaper column by Jack O'Brien.
1959-11-03, NBC, 5 min.
Topics: NBC fires Charles Van Doren from $50,000 job on the network's "Today" show, TV producers say he helped to rig the "$64,000 question" and the "$64,000 Challenge under orders of sponsors and advertising agency, Xavier Cugat admits he was coached, Laos problems, communist infiltration.
1959-11-03, WNTA, 5 min.
March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960 A daily news broadcast anchored by Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13, New York City. Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times. -March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm -May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm -Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm -Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm -Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm -Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm News show starring Mike Wallace, broadcast on WNTA-TV New York City. Topic: The television quiz show scandal investigation. more on Charles Van Doren's comments firing by Columbia University comments about Xavier Cugat's involvement in the scandal.
1959-11-05, CBS, 5 min.
Highlights: More on quiz show scandal investigation, Robert Kintner testifies, two employees are fired from "Treasure Hunt" on kickbacks from winners, CBS charged with not taking any action on quiz show rigging methods as described by a vice-president of Revlon, Columbia students hold a rally on behalf of Charles Van Doren, request his reinstatement.