Quiz Show

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The Quiz Show scandal of 1959 involved the Columbia assistant professor Charles Van Doren, whose winning streak on the television show "Twenty One" won him a significant amount of money and fame. The winning streak turned out to be staged, however, as Van Doren had been fed the answers by the show's producers. Charles Van Doren resigned his position but continued to publish. So deep was the shame that his father, Mark Van Doren, also resigned his Columbia professorship. A version of the events are presented in Robert Redford's film Quiz Show.