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On this date in 1959 Columbia University English instructor Charles Van Doren admitted to a House committee investigating television quiz show rigging that, "I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception. The fact that I too was very much deceived cannot keep me from being the principal victim of that deception, because I was its principal symbol."
Only recently a Time Magazine cover subject for his appearances on Twenty One, Van Doren lost his faculty and NBC correspondent appointments, subsequently pled guilty to perjury before a grand jury, and withdrew from public life. His later recollection of those events in The New Yorker broke a silence of nearly 50 years.

Charles Van Doren, All the Answers (The New Yorker, July 28, 2008)




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Silk Road Ensemble Playlist for an Extreme Occasion A Playlist Without Borders Sony Masterworks Featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Quark Aureole Trust in Time Home
Quark Waltz for Eric Trust in Time Home
Quark Le Rayon Magique Trust in Time Home
Land of Kush Sharm El Bango The Big Mango Constellation
Land of Kush Sharm El Bango The Big Mango Constellation
V/A: Random Radar Records Mars Everywhere: Attack of the Giant Squid! A Random Sampler (1977) Random Radar Records
Pauline Oliveros Horse Sings from Cloud (1975) The Wanderer Lovely Music (1984)
Unit Charge Midst of the Garden Outer Gods / Unit Charge split EP Persistentmidnight015 (2013)