Television: Human Almanac

After starting in homely Midwest idiom ("I would sure appreciate appearing on your program"), the letter from St. Louis minced no words: "I have a remarkable memory . . . My knowledge is fabulous . . . amazing . . . monumental . . . I am a human almanac of information." The producers of the $64,000 Challenge felt skeptical about the letter and doubtful when, after repeated applications, they finally saw the writer, a $70-a-week supply clerk who quit school at 13. But by last week Theodore Nadler, 47, had lived up to...

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