Quiz Show Scandals Changed U.S TV

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Marie Winn was a contestant on the game show Dotto in 1958. Her notebook pages comprised the smoking gun to bring other disgruntled contestants from other shows into the open. She became an expert on birds. NPR interviewed Winn about her book.

Sixty years ago, a string of scandals emerged around "fixed" TV quiz shows. When the popular program Dotto was suddenly pulled from the air in 1958, answers were difficult to come by.

The scandals changed the business of television in the U.S.



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