Week 3 Television Studies - Week 3 Television Studies During the 1950s there is a belief that television is being honest with people You would

Week 3 Television Studies - Week 3 Television Studies...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

Week 3 Television Studies During the 1950s there is a belief that television is being honest with people You would believe everything they said on television back in the 1950s In the 1950s there was the Quiz show scandal that compromised and the public trust is broken Game shows were very cheap to produce Documentary on the quiz show scandal on The American Experience The American Experience Quiz Show Scandal o Charles Van Doren was one of the most iconic quiz show stars o The “$64,000 question” o Would put contestants in a small radio booth so the contestants couldn’t hear the audience tell them the audience o In the sponsors meeting they had one day the sponsors began to tell the producers of the show to manipulate the show to where they would choose who win and lose o The show was rigged after they began manipulating contestants o The contestants that brought higher ratings were kept on the show o The popular contestants would become celebrities and very rich o The American people believed that these contestants were very intelligent o They created the “$64,000 challenge” to compete with others trying to make new programs o On the show “Twenty One” game show, it was the most impactful show yet o Twenty One was completely rigged from the start o Twenty One lacked suspense and excitement so they began rigging it after a bad show o There would be stage actions that they would give to the contestants, when to wipe his face, when to breathe heavily and any other choreography o The star of Twenty One later in the show would be Charles Van Doren o There was a feud that they staged between Van Doren and the college student Herb Stemple so it would bring more ratings o

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture