September 6, 2004 |
"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.
July 14, 2004 |
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.
December 30, 2004 |
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.
November 5, 2004 |
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 |
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 |
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.