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December 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Out of the hospital and recovering from a heart attack, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he'll be back before the cameras Jan. 14 to tape the game show's "Teen Tournament." Trebek, 67, was hospitalized last week after being stricken with what a spokesman for the show described as a minor heart attack. He was released over the weekend and plans to spend the holidays at home with his family.
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December 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Out of the hospital and recovering from a heart attack, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he'll be back before the cameras Jan. 14 to tape the game show's "Teen Tournament." Trebek, 67, was hospitalized last week after being stricken with what a spokesman for the show described as a minor heart attack. He was released over the weekend and plans to spend the holidays at home with his family.
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May 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Ken Jennings, the "Jeopardy!" brainiac who won a record 74 games in a row last year, met his match this week, losing a three-day tournament of champions from the game show and a $2-million prize to Brad Rutter of Lancaster, Pa. Rutter, a former record store clerk who won more than $1 million on "Jeopardy!" in 2002, beat Jennings in all three individual games, and his final total of $62,000 easily eclipsed Jennings' $34,599.
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September 22, 2006 | Ron Berthel, Associated Press
Ken Jennings has been a lifelong trivia fan. Now he's also the answer to a trivia question: "In 2004, who won 74 consecutive games and more than $2.5 million to become the all-time champion on TV's 'Jeopardy!'?" Jennings is also the author of a new book, "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs," which is the reason for his recent visit to New York, the first stop on his book tour. In the book, Jennings neatly blends the story of his "Jeopardy!"
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September 6, 2004 | Jonathan Taylor
"Jeopardy!" returns from its summer break with original shows today. That means returning champion Ken Jennings will have to come up with the 39th way to write his name (he signs in differently each show), host Alex Trebek will have to find something new to ask Jennings during the interview segment, and chances are two more otherwise intelligent players will go home losers.
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July 14, 2004 | From staff and wire reports
Ken Jennings' unprecedented victory streak on "Jeopardy!" continued on Tuesday's show, as his 30th consecutive appearance took him over the $1-million mark in winnings. Jennings, 30, a software developer from Salt Lake City, has provided more than 1,000 correct responses during his run, a spokesman for the TV game show said. The program's previous record was seven wins in a row. "A lot of it is just God-given memory that I can't take any credit for," Jennings said last week.
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December 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
If winning more than $2.5 million wasn't enough, "Jeopardy!" whiz Ken Jennings will have a shot at winning an additional $2 million -- but the competition will be tougher this time around. Producers of the game show are planning a "Super Tournament" that will pit Jennings in a final match against two survivors of a competition among nearly 150 previous five-time winners. The matches will begin airing in February or March, and the finals will air in May, said "Jeopardy!" publicist Jeff Ritter.
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November 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Quiz-show king Ken Jennings has broken another record on "Jeopardy!" Jennings won $45,099 on the episode that aired Wednesday night, bringing his total earnings to $2,197,000 to make him the top TV game-show winner ever. He beat the previous record of $2,180,000, set by Michigan engineer Kevin Olmstead on ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in 2001. Jennings, a 30-year-old software engineer from Salt Lake City, began his 66-appearances-and-counting streak on the episode that aired June 2.
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November 12, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
Kira Whelan has watched "Jeopardy!" since she was 7, and always figured she was a pretty good armchair contestant. But the 17-year-old never dreamed she would end up on the show. Whelan--a senior at Los Alamitos High School--and 14 other teenagers were chosen from about 10,000 applicants to compete for more than $25,000 in prizes on the "Jeopardy!" Teen Tournament.
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February 12, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The TV was glowing and the Budweiser was flowing Tuesday night when off-duty police officers piled into their favorite Los Angeles cop bar to unwind. But the boys over at the Short Stop tavern on Sunset Boulevard weren't watching Olympic highlights or hockey or any of the evening's three basketball games. They were glued to a television game show, agonizing over questions about religious literature, particle accelerators and the identity of a city founded in 1565.
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May 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Ken Jennings, the "Jeopardy!" brainiac who won a record 74 games in a row last year, met his match this week, losing a three-day tournament of champions from the game show and a $2-million prize to Brad Rutter of Lancaster, Pa. Rutter, a former record store clerk who won more than $1 million on "Jeopardy!" in 2002, beat Jennings in all three individual games, and his final total of $62,000 easily eclipsed Jennings' $34,599.
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December 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
If winning more than $2.5 million wasn't enough, "Jeopardy!" whiz Ken Jennings will have a shot at winning an additional $2 million -- but the competition will be tougher this time around. Producers of the game show are planning a "Super Tournament" that will pit Jennings in a final match against two survivors of a competition among nearly 150 previous five-time winners. The matches will begin airing in February or March, and the finals will air in May, said "Jeopardy!" publicist Jeff Ritter.
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November 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Quiz-show king Ken Jennings has broken another record on "Jeopardy!" Jennings won $45,099 on the episode that aired Wednesday night, bringing his total earnings to $2,197,000 to make him the top TV game-show winner ever. He beat the previous record of $2,180,000, set by Michigan engineer Kevin Olmstead on ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in 2001. Jennings, a 30-year-old software engineer from Salt Lake City, began his 66-appearances-and-counting streak on the episode that aired June 2.
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September 6, 2004 | Jonathan Taylor
"Jeopardy!" returns from its summer break with original shows today. That means returning champion Ken Jennings will have to come up with the 39th way to write his name (he signs in differently each show), host Alex Trebek will have to find something new to ask Jennings during the interview segment, and chances are two more otherwise intelligent players will go home losers.
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July 14, 2004 | From staff and wire reports
Ken Jennings' unprecedented victory streak on "Jeopardy!" continued on Tuesday's show, as his 30th consecutive appearance took him over the $1-million mark in winnings. Jennings, 30, a software developer from Salt Lake City, has provided more than 1,000 correct responses during his run, a spokesman for the TV game show said. The program's previous record was seven wins in a row. "A lot of it is just God-given memory that I can't take any credit for," Jennings said last week.
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May 11, 2004 | Jennifer Frey, Washington Post
Things learned while observing a day's worth of taping of "Celebrity Jeopardy!" with a bunch of wonks, talkers and other media types the show labels as Washington's "power players": * Tucker Carlson (of CNN's "Crossfire") is disturbingly well versed in things related to "homemaking," like dust bunnies and Brillo pads. * Bob Woodward (of the Washington Post) needs faster thumbs.
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May 11, 2004 | Jennifer Frey, Washington Post
Things learned while observing a day's worth of taping of "Celebrity Jeopardy!" with a bunch of wonks, talkers and other media types the show labels as Washington's "power players": * Tucker Carlson (of CNN's "Crossfire") is disturbingly well versed in things related to "homemaking," like dust bunnies and Brillo pads. * Bob Woodward (of the Washington Post) needs faster thumbs.
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September 22, 2006 | Ron Berthel, Associated Press
Ken Jennings has been a lifelong trivia fan. Now he's also the answer to a trivia question: "In 2004, who won 74 consecutive games and more than $2.5 million to become the all-time champion on TV's 'Jeopardy!'?" Jennings is also the author of a new book, "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs," which is the reason for his recent visit to New York, the first stop on his book tour. In the book, Jennings neatly blends the story of his "Jeopardy!"
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November 15, 2001
The U.S. economy may be slowing, but not on "Jeopardy!" The television game show, hosted by Alex Trebek, left, said Wednesday that it will double its prize money beginning Nov. 26. Answer: These will now range from $200 to $2,000. Question: What will clues be worth?
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November 12, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
Kira Whelan has watched "Jeopardy!" since she was 7, and always figured she was a pretty good armchair contestant. But the 17-year-old never dreamed she would end up on the show. Whelan--a senior at Los Alamitos High School--and 14 other teenagers were chosen from about 10,000 applicants to compete for more than $25,000 in prizes on the "Jeopardy!" Teen Tournament.
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