June 30, 2008

To Tell The Truth

It seems like it would be difficult to pull off a show like To Tell the Truth in this here "internet age," for all the obvious reasons.  This is an episode that aired in 1980 which improbably asked the contestants to correctly identify the real Rosa Parks.  There are layers to anonymity and fame.  You can know faces and names without knowing stories and accomplishments, and vice versa.  We have undoubtedly swung to the other side of the spectrum in recent times as I'm constantly recognizing people with no remembrance as to why I should.  However, it's tough not to wince a bit at the fact that 3 of the 4 contestants didn't know Rosa Parks on sight.  

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