Quiz Craze: America's Infatuation with Game Shows

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Quiz Roots 1
  • 2 - Different Wavelengths 4
  • 3 - Vox Populi 13
  • 5 - Hold It, Horace!"" 33
  • 6 - Wunderkinder 43
  • 7 - Aren't We Devils?"" 51
  • 8 - Smoke Rings Musical Knowledge 63
  • 9 - Right, with Eversharp 74
  • 10 - Service with a Smile 89
  • 11 - Prized Events 99
  • 12 - The Whole Sears, Roebuck Catalog 111
  • 13 - Televox Pop 121
  • 15 - Vaudeo 143
  • 16 - Heart Line 149
  • 17 - The One, the Only--Groucho"" 156
  • 18 - High Comedy, Low Stakes 164
  • 19 - Cash Pyramid 177
  • 20 - Champions and Challengers 199
  • 21 - High Stakes Heroics 208
  • 22 - The Chips Fall 218
  • 23 - Viands and Popcorn 227
  • 24 - Play's the Thing 240
  • 25 - Flavor of the Common Man 253
  • Appendix: Program Data 257
  • Notes 269
  • Select Bibliography 293
  • Index 299
  • About the Author 316
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