Show Business: Meeting of Minds

In the office of New York County's District Attorney Frank Hogan, a tape machine whirred for 55 minutes. The unwinding spool was supposed to offer proof that Herbert Stempel, onetime Twenty One contestant, was lying when he accused Producer Dan Enright of feeding him answers in advance (TIME, Sept. 8). The tape brought no such conclusive evidence. Instead, it did something that was possibly more important. It offered a fascinating look behind the gleaming isolation booths and the golden M.C. grins into a back room of greed, craftiness and weird emotions.

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