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Charles Van Doren’s Statement – Full Text



Nov. 3, 1959, Van Doren Statement  

Nov. 3, 1959: "I would give almost anything I have to reverse the course of my life in the last three years. I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone. But at least I can learn from the past. I have learned a lot in those three years -- especially in the last three weeks, I've learned a lot about my life. I've learned a lot about myself, and about the responsibilities any man has to his fellow men. I've learned a lot about good and evil. They are not always what they appear to be."

 
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Orson Welles, in yesterday's story, was too much the gentleman to mention Charles Van Doren's name or take the bait from show's corrupt producers.


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