Publisher's Letter, Feb. 11, 1957

Dear TIME-Reader:

RELATIVES and old friends of Charles Van Doren who have been cheering the new television sensation as he won $122,000 in ten appearances on NBC's quiz show, Twenty One, were suddenly submitted to some intensive quizzing themselves last week. When TIME'S Television & Radio section scheduled a fast cover story on Van Doren, queries went out to reporters all over the U.S., in England and France. Almost overnight back came a flood of reminiscences about Van Doren from poets and philosophers, from former teachers and old classmates, even from his landlady while he was a student at Cambridge University and...

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