No one ever explained why the House subcommittee investigating TV quiz shows never called a St. Louis Army supply clerk named Teddy Nadler. Maybe the probers believed that Teddy honestly knew all about classical music, history, mythology, baseball—the astonishing assortment of information that won him $264,000 on The $64,000 Challenge. But whether the legislators were fooled by the champion or not, last week another Government agency got hold of Teddy. The Bureau of the Census gave him an eminently unfixed quiz with a slim, two-week, $13-a-day prize, and Teddy flunked on the...

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