Television: Challenger

"She's terrifying." says Charles Van Doren. "She knows everything!" Quiz Champ Van Doren was referring to his latest and ablest challenger in the gaming booths of Twenty One: Vivienne Nearing. 30. a blonde and pretty lawyer with a hard-candy smile who next week (NBC. Monday night at 9) threatens to chop a chunk out of Van Doren's $143,000 prize money.

In an early round on Twenty One, Vivienne Nearing's husband Victor, also a lawyer, fell before Van Doren's erudition —one of his 13 victims in 13 weeks. So Vivienne Nearing. who has a weakness...

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