Herb Stempel

Herb Stempel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Herbert Milton "Herb" Stempel (born December 19, 1926) is an American teacher who was famous for his celebrity as a television game show contestant-and for helping to expose what became known as the quiz show scandals after his long run as champion on the 1950s show Twenty One was ended by Columbia University teacher and literary scion Charles Van Doren. Stempel was a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and served in the US Army Transportation Corps between 1946 and 1952. After leaving the Army in 1952, he began attending City College of New York under the GI Bill. While Stempel had a high IQ and was knowledgeable, his tenure as champion on Twenty One was underwritten by Dan Enright, the show's producer. Stempel was provided both coaching and direction related to the questions he would be asked and his physical appearance. "The reason I had been asked to put on this old, ill-fitting suit and get this Marine-type haircut," Stempel remembered many years later, to television's The American Experience, "was to make me appear as what you would call today, a nerd, a square."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613496199X
  • 9786134961998