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Charles Van Doren

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  • 'Date My Ex'

    'Date My Ex'
    It's not often a show about modern "dating" brings to mind the quiz-show scandals of the 1950s, but watching Bravo's new reality series "Date My Ex," I found myself inexplicably flashing back to Ralph Fiennes as scholar turned disgraced contestant Charles Van Doren in "."
  • Charles Van Doren: Broken Silence

    I've finally had a chance to catch up with that Charles Van Doren "personal history" in this week's New Yorker though "finally" implies that I was just waiting around to find time for it. In fact, I didn't know...

    Dodgers Take Series!

    Oct. 8, 1959: The Mirror celebrates the Dodgers??? victory! And NBC suspends Charles Van Doren. USC students protest new regulations imposed after the death of Richard Swanson during a fraternity hazing. Elvis says of being in the Army: "It was quite a...

    Fire Closes in on Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Oct. 14, 1959: The Mirror brings out an extra on the La Canada fire, which is within a mile and a half of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The story says the fire moved half a mile in five minutes ??? And Charles Van Doren is subpoenaed to testify before...

    Matt Weinstock, Oct. 19, 1959

    Desert Beachcomber After a long time, I crossed orbits again the other day with Peter O'Crotty, writer, beachcomber and enthusiastic fugitive from civilization. Pete, a fun-loving, charming gentleman to whom crazy things are always happening -- with his...