The Scandalous History of Television Game Shows

A 1950s scandal caused the near-death of game shows

TTelevision viewers in countries across the globe love game shows. Some of the most successful game shows have been around for decades — Jeopardy (1964), The Price is Right (1972) and Wheel of Fortune (1975), for example. Game shows are a resiliently popular television genre, but they have a dark…



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Barry Silverstein

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