Show #4631 - Monday, October 25, 2004

Ken Jennings game 59.

Ken breaks the $2 million mark.

Contestants

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Nathan Gordon, a bar manager from New Orleans, Louisiana

Jennifer Harriss, a community counselor from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 58-day cash winnings total $1,976,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE MOST POPULOUS NATION
(Alex: ...from the list we will give you.)
SPORTS TERMS
GARDENS
SHIPS
EMILY POST-ER CHILD
SEARCH: LIGHT
(Alex: And the correct responses will appear in the puzzles we will show you on screen.)
    $200 6
Nigeria,
Nepal,
Norway
    $200 16
"Ribby" refers to this baseball stat
    $200 17
Archaeologists found the remains of walls near the Euphrates that may have belonged to this famous project
    $200 1
Charles Darwin once wrote, "The voyage of" this ship "has been by far the most important event in my life"
    $200 11
These are meant to be used regularly during the meal (just in case you have a milk mustache or something...)
    $200 23
This type of photoelectric cell converts sunlight to energy
    $400 7
Spain,
Mexico,
Argentina
    $400 18
(I'm Troy Vincent of the NFL.) Along with 2 safeties, 2 players at this position of mine normally make up the secondary
    $400 22
This site has seen more than its share of historic & ceremonial occasions
    $400 2
Neither this man nor his flagship the Trinidad completed the circumnavigation of the world in the 1520s
    $400 12
These "are still the 'magic' words they've always been", & you should insist your child use them
    $400 24
This type of light can drill holes in diamonds or carry information over long distances
    $600 8
Belgium,
the Netherlands,
Luxembourg
    $600 19
"Around the world" is a round of golf with this score, an allusion to a certain novel
    $600 28
Term given the home vegetable gardens planted by patriotic Americans during WWII
    $600 3
The Mary Rose, a warship built for this British king, sank in 1545 & was raised in 1982
    $600 13
Post goes on for over a page on the "the validity of" this 2-letter word, a kid's earliest must-learn concept
    $600 25
A bulb gives off light from this which comes from the resistance of the filament to the electric current
    $800 9
East Timor,
North Korea,
South Africa
    $800 20
In basketball, this position that can be either "small" or "power" is sometimes called "cornerman"
    $800 29
Not the Golden Gate, but the gate seen here, gets you into this garden
    $800 4
In 1787 the great cabin of this ship once called the Berthia was converted to house pots to hold breadfruit
    $800 14
Children should learn not to interrupt others' conversations except in the case of one of these
    $800 26
Light can behave like a particle or, when it bends, like one of these
    $1000 10
The Dominican Republic,
Haiti,
the Bahamas
    $1000 21
(Sofia of the Clue Crew comes to a quick stop on the slopes.) A sharp turn perpendicular to the hill is this kind of stop, named for the game played by Brendan Shanahan
    $1000 30
It's a garden in which plants are grown for scientific & educational purposes; Brooklyn has one
    DD: $2,000 5
3 torpedoes fired from the British cruiser Dorsetshire helped sink this battleship on May 27, 1941
    $1000 15
On formal correspondence, you may address a boy under 7 years old by this title
    $1000 27
The photon, a light particle, has momentum & energy but no electric charge or this

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

Ken Jennifer Nathan
$5,800 -$200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Jennifer Nathan
$10,400 $800 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

LAW REVIEW
OLD SONGS
HOPE YOU'RE WELL READ...
CROSSWORD CLUES "C"
HURRY UP!!!
WHAT'S THE RUSHMORE?
    $400 21
On "The Practice" Rebecca started at this job, not a lawyer but one authorized to use legal skills
    $400 30
"This Land Is Your Land" is a famous song written by this man, a major influence on folk & rock
    $400 6
In this 1903 book, Buck, a dog in California, is stolen & taken to the Klondike
    $400 1
Lively high-kicking dance
(6)
    $400 16
The Sixth Amendment guarantees your right to a speedy & public one
    $400 11
A depiction of Mount Rushmore appears on this state's official license plates
    $800 22
In 1817 the first U.S. university law school was established near the Charles River at this school
    $800 29
Fred Astaire's sister Adele introduced this Gershwin tune
    $800 7
In 1798 he wrote several poems, including "France: An Ode" & "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
    $800 2
Picasso's "square" style
(6)
    $800 17
"I feel the need... the need for speed!" is a line from this high-octane Tom Cruise movie
    $800 12
It's the "dark" mountainous region where you'll find Mount Rushmore
    $1200 23
This voluntary organization of over 350,000 lawyers was founded in 1878 by 75 of them
    $1200 26
In this song standard, Otto Harbach wrote, "Someday you'll find all who love are blind"
    $1200 8
Gloria Naylor took home a 1983 National Book Award for "The Women of" this "Place"
    $1200 3
An exact duplicate
(6, 4)
    $1200 18
In France, the TGV is a high-speed one of these
    DD: $2,500 13
Of the 4 men on Mount Rushmore, the 2 who were lawyers
    $1600 24
In the plea known by this 2-word Latin phrase, the defendant doesn't admit or deny the charges
    $1600 27
There was a rush to record this big hit of 1948
    $1600 9
A 1980 Mordecai Richler novel told about this character "Then and Now"
    $1600 4
Cranky lawn weed
(9)
    $1600 19
When going after prey, this chameleon part can top speeds of 16 1/2 feet per second
    $1600 14
Of the 4 men immortalized on Mount Rushmore, the one who was born last
    $2000 25
If a lawyer talks to a judge about a case without opposing counsel present, it's this Latin phrase for "on one side only"
    DD: $1,600 28
The 1925 tune about this instrumental female begins, "I saw the splendor of the moonlight on Honolulu Bay"
    $2000 10
With his Mommy Dearest, this Frances Hodgson Burnett title character moves to England & inherits a title
    $2000 5
Dental tartar, or branch of math
(8)
    $2000 20
Cyclotrons & synchrotrons are 2 types of these machines used to increase the speeds of subatomic nuclei
    $2000 15
He's the ambitious & visionary sculptor who designed & oversaw the massive Mount Rushmore project

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Jennifer Nathan
$27,200 $5,600 $11,500
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC FIRSTS
The brother of this leader is believed to be the first known European to have died in the Americas

Final scores:

Ken Jennifer Nathan
$30,000 $600 $11,201
59-day champion: $2,006,300 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Jennifer Nathan
$27,800 $5,600 $10,200
33 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,600

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