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  •  Didn't anybody watch Quiz Show? (2+ / 0-)
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    Sly ain't gonna badmouth anybody. Not before he gets another show if he's smart. Think Jack Barry didn't know everybody was in on it including everybody who could pay him in the future?

    Slow thinkers - keep right

    by Dave the Wave on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 07:37:22 PM PST

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    •  The reason Barry knew about it? (4+ / 0-)

      He produced the show:

      In 1956, Barry and Enright launched Twenty One (sponsored by Geritol) and Tic-Tac-Dough. Both quiz shows were hosted by Barry. In a 1991 PBS documentary, Barry's partner, Dan Enright, said that after the first unrigged broadcast of Twenty-One, sponsor Geritol complained to Barry and Enright the following day about the dullness of that episode (the two contestants repeatedly missed questions). According to Enright, "from that moment on, we decided to rig Twenty-One."
      It helps if you're in on the con from the jump.

      "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

      by Oliver Tiger on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:01:14 PM PST

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      •  yeah but Barry wasn't going to complain or rat the (1+ / 0-)
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        higher ups because he wanted to get back in television so he took the fall then returned with Joker's Wild.

        Slow thinkers - keep right

        by Dave the Wave on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:18:13 PM PST

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        •  14 years later (1+ / 0-)
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          He did TV work in Canada, but mostly he either owned small radio stations or was an LA deejay. He may have worked, but he got no big payday. And my point is that, regardless of what the "higher-ups" might have done or said, Barry and Enright were the ones who decided to rig the game.

          "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

          by Oliver Tiger on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:26:04 PM PST

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