Radio & TV: The Kids

In Chicago last week, Northwestern University's Dr. Paul Witty credited Quiz Kids with having "erased any idea that the gifted child is usually a peculiar, eccentric misfit." He was speaking to a peculiarly receptive audience: some 235 past and present Quiz Kids who were gathered to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the program's first appearance on the air. Some of the earliest Quiz Kids are now parents (one has three children). So far, the grown-up prodigies have met none of the dire fates that are often predicted for precocious sprouts: not one has...

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