Television: Ask Me Another

To rouse jaded audiences, CBS's TV quizzers last week strained mightily to give away money with new gimmicks that yielded precious little entertainment:

¶ Two new shows shrugged off book learning: How Do You Rate? (Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m., E.S.T.) matched the sexes in frantic little contests of mental and physical dexterity (reading garbled messages, changing light bulbs); Wingo (Tues. 8:30 p.m.) hustled over low-plateau quiz questions (name the first big battle of the Civil War) to select a contestant for the show's big moment—a whack at spelling Wingo by drawing blindly from an assortment of the word's letters. Probability of hitting Wingo...

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