Letters, Nov. 16, 1959

The Big Question

Sir:

TIME, like everyone else, has been castigating the television quiz shows for being fixed but it does not appear as if any of the accusers have paused long enough to examine the real substance of the situation which they are viewing with alarm. After all, what the programs basically purported to dispense is entertainment—and free entertainment at that. We do not expect the gospel truth every time we turn on our sets.

JEROME KURSHAN
Princeton, N.J.

Sir:

Let's try comparing a TV quiz show with another form of TV "suspenseful entertainment": championship...

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