Television: Wizard of Quiz (Contd.)

Charles Van Doren's unprecedented quiz-winning streak -(TIME, Feb. 11) last week brought him another $16,000 in the Monday night game of Twenty One. Grand total: $138,000. As always, the lanky Columbia English instructor, just turned 31, put himself—and his audience —through the wringer to get his answers. But out they came in time's nick to give him two perfect 21 scores against Challengers John Kieran Jr., 35, son of the Information Please expert, and Dr. Hall Griffith, 57, a writer. The wringer produced stunning oddments of knowledge, e.g., the members of George Washington's...

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