JANIO QUADROS, 75, whose surprise resignation in 1961 as president of Brazil spun the nation toward a military dictatorship, died Sunday in Sao Paulo of kidney and lung failure and a hemorrhage. He quit in 1961 in an apparent bid to have Congress beg him to return and grant him powers to carry out tax and land reforms. But he was replaced by Vice President Joao Goulart, who was overthrown in 1964 by a military coup.
MERTON Y. KOPLIN, 71, an Emmy-winning TV producer and a central figure in the quiz-show scandal of the 1950s, died Saturday in New York. Mr. Koplin co-produced the 19-part Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers in 1984, which won Emmy and Peabody awards, and co-produced Moyers' "Creativity" series in 1982, which won an Emmy. Beginning in 1955, he produced two of the highest-rated shows in history, The $64,000 Question and The $64,000 Challenge. He was called before a congressional committee in 1959 investigating charges that the quiz shows were fixed. He blamed the sponsor, Revlon. No legal action was taken against Mr. Koplin.