Game Shows: The Good, the Bad and the Stupid In Fox TV's latest game show, grown-ups match wits with kids half their size — and more than half their age. Journalist Paul Farhi says game shows weren't always so dumb.
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Game Shows: The Good, the Bad and the Stupid

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Game Shows: The Good, the Bad and the Stupid

Game Shows: The Good, the Bad and the Stupid

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In Fox TV's latest game show, grown-ups match wits with kids half their size — and more than half their age. Journalist Paul Farhi says game shows weren't always so dumb.

GUESTS:

Paul Farhi, media reporter for the Washington Post, wrote Easy Does It: With New Quiz Shows, 'Boob Tube' Earns Its Name

Ken Jennings, 74-time Jeopardy winner, author of Brainiac