I’ve been watching Robert Redford’s Quiz Show a lot lately. The film is making the cable rounds, and it’s easy to get sucked in. I think what’s particularly fascinating is how its tale of unregulated corporate power is even more relevant today than it likely was upon initial release.
I thought I’d link to this 2008 New Yorker piece written by Charles Van Doren (played by Ralph Fiennes in the film), who was typically reluctant to speak on the quiz show scandals. It’s fascinating reading, whether you’ve been watching the film lately or not.