Quiz is based on the true story of a man who scammed his way to stardom on the U.K. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Image courtesy of AMC)
In the early 2000s, superintendent Frank Tassone turned Long Island’s Roslyn High into one of New York state’s top-performing schools. But it turns out Tassone had been running a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme, and in 2006 he pleaded guilty to grand larceny. Hugh Jackman plays Tassone in Bad Education, a new film based on the con, now available on HBO.
Economist and Harvard business professor Rebecca Henderson doesn’t mince words with the title of her latest book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. Henderson, a fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, argues that the success of free market capitalism has come at a great cost to the stability of democracy and the planet. Henderson maps out an alternate path for the future of capitalism, one that prioritizes the prosperity of society at large, not just those in the C-suite.
If you’d prefer a British scandal to an American one, try Quiz, based on the true story of a man who scammed his way to stardom on the U.K. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Matthew Macfadyen plays Charles Ingram, who won the show’s top prize in 2001 before he, his wife and an accomplice were caught cheating the system. Stephen Frears directs this three-part miniseries, which airs on AMC over three consecutive nights beginning on May 25.