Show #6082 - Tuesday, February 8, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "Watson After Jeopardy!"

Contestants

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Keagan Baker, a bank teller and substitute teacher from La Porte, Texas

Rachel LeCroy, a customer service representative originally from Raleigh, North Carolina

Paul Wampler, a web programmer from Knoxville, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

MOLLUSKS
POPULAR NAMES FOR BOYS & GIRLS
GEOGRAPHIC TITLES
"OPEN" & "SHUT"
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
...FAME IS NOT
    $200 14
This drink created in 1969 is basically a Bloody Mary mix with a tiny bit of mollusk broth in the recipe
    $200 18
Colonial Americans invented this girls' name by combining Sam from Samuel with the Greek for flower
    $200 1
"Death in ____" & "The Merchant of ___"
    $200 4
A public showing of a residence that's for sale
    $200 20
Though guiltless, this French queen fell even more out of favor after the 1785 Affair of the Diamond Necklace
    $200 9
Andrew Ridgeley of this "Careless Whisper" '80 duo makes surfing goods & lives with a member of Bananarama
    $400 15
This "chambered" mollusk begins life with about 4 chambers & develops around 30 by adulthood
    $400 19
This Irish form of Katherine is currently one of the 100 most popular names for girls
    $400 2
"Shogun: A Novel of ____"
    $400 5
Someone who's stuck indoors
    $400 21
A 16.37-carat gem is the largest ever discovered by a visitor to this state's Crater of Diamonds State Park
    $400 10
Pam Dawber, the "Mindy" of "Mork &..." has been married to this "NCIS" lead actor since 1987
    $600 25
Mr. Frome might know it's from the Hebrew for "solid" or "firm"
    $600 3
JFK's thesis, the bestseller: "Why ____ Slept"
    $600 6
9 innings, 6 hits, no runs
    DD: $700 22
Under intense heat & in the presence of oxygen, a diamond will burn & form this gas
    $600 11
He led "The News" to 3 No. 1 hits in the '80s & in 2010 played Johnny Revere on "Hot in Cleveland"
    $800 26
Leon means "lion" & this name means "lion bold"
    $800 16
"Karma's Embrace: A Novel of ____" & "A Passage to ____"
    $800 7
A test where you're allowed to use notes
    $800 23
Acquired by the House of Winston the day before Halloween, a 5.54-carat vivid orange diamond was dubbed this
    $800 12
Philip Michael Thomas--Tubbs on this '80s cop show--voiced Lance Vance on "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories"
    $1000 27
It's from the Old Norse for "ruler", whether he has red hair or not
    $1000 17
Taken from a question Hitler asked: "Is ____ Burning?"
    $1000 8
Public domain land in the 1800s where the buffalo & cattle roamed before the homesteaders fenced them in
    $1000 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a diamond diagram on the monitor.) In a cut diamond, the band around the widest part is the girdle, the upper part is the crown, & the bottom area that reflects light is called this, like an exhibition building from the French for "butterfly"
    $1000 13
"Only In My Dreams" would this '80s teen queen of music play Emma in 2009's "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Paul Rachel Keagan
$2,600 $2,000 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Rachel Keagan
$5,000 $5,200 $1,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

CONGRESS IS ALL A-TWITTER
MUSICAL TITLE LETTER DROP
(Alex: I'll give you an example: "A greeting for Raggedy Ann"--"What is 'Hello, Doll'"? Not "Hello, Dolly!" All right? We're dealing with musicals.)
A PLACE CALLED CARSON
POPE-POURRI
STATE UNIVERSITY BY ALUMS
"I" SAY
    $400 19
This senator tweeted: "Payson, AZ now holds the record for my longest town hall meeting - 2:32 mins!"
    $400 11
Good luck when you ask the singers "What I Did For Love"; they never tell the truth in this musical
    $400 25
Carson, California is home base for "Spirit of America", one of this company's blimps
    $400 6
Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope of this nationality in nearly 1,000 years
    $400 1
Laura Bush,
Michael Dell,
Moon walker Alan Bean
    $400 16
People often remark, "I hate to say" this phrase meaning "you were warned" (but they still say it)
    $800 20
He tweets under his own name & @GOPLeader
    $800 12
NASA astronaut Mr. Grissom gets to gamble, sing & dance as Nathan Detroit in this updated version
    $800 26
Carson, Wash. is just above the Columbia River, less than a mile from a highway named for these explorers
    $800 7
His 34-day reign in 1978 was one of the shortest in papal history
    $800 2
Walter Reed,
Edgar Allan Poe,
George F. Allen (who later was governor & a U.S. senator)
    $800 17
This 1972 feminist anthem was a No. 1 hit for Helen Reddy
    $1200 21
This House speaker was "Very joyful court ruled against Prop. 8, it is a stain upon the CA Constitution"
    $1200 13
"Ol' Man River" sung by pigs! Count me in!
    $1200 27
Kit Carson Peak is one of this mountainous state's many 14ers
    $1200 8
During the reign of Alexander III, it was established that the pope would be elected exclusively by this body
    $1200 3
Bob Dylan,
man of the heart Dr. Christiaan Barnard,
Alan Page (for law school)
    DD: $2,200 18
First title "Poem of the Body", this "charged" Walt Whitman poem got its present 5-word title in 1857
    $1600 22
This state's Sen. Claire McCaskill talked sports with "Congrats to Chiefs for surprising Denver today"
    $1600 14
Embrace the atoms as Simba & company lose & gain electrons en masse in this production
    $1600 9
There have been 12 popes with this devout name, the first during the second century, the last from 1939 to 1958
    $1600 4
James Carville,
Donna Brazile,
Pete Maravich (but only one averaged 44.2 points per game there)
    $1600 24
Will Rogers is famous for this sentence of goodwill about all those he encountered
    $2000 23
Referring to his wife, this Ohio rep urged, "Please vote for Elizabeth in Week 2 of Cleveland Dancing show"
    $2000 15
Drop an "L" from a Rodgers & Hammerstein roundabout & you get to do this, drunkenly revel
    DD: $1,000 10
Clement VII, born into this powerful family, was raised by his uncle Lorenzo the Magnificent
    $2000 5
Phil Knight (of Nike fame),
Bill Bowerman (of Nike fame),
Steve Prefontaine (of Nike fame)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Rachel Keagan
$17,200 $7,400 $7,100
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT QUOTES
He said, "to leave this stream uncrossed will breed manifold distress for me; to cross it, for all mankind"

Final scores:

Paul Rachel Keagan
$17,400 $7,705 $14,200
2-day champion: $33,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paul Rachel Keagan
$16,200 $8,400 $7,000
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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