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Ken Jennings: Not-So-Trivial Pursuits

Grant interviews Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings about the grueling nature of TV quiz shows, the fine art of writing trivia questions, the special challenges of competing in European quiz contests, and how it feels to answer incorrectly.

Slang Quiz with Ken Jennings

It’s “Slang for $500.” All-time Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings tackles his next logical challenge, the A Way with Words slang quiz. Ken puzzles over the meaning of brummagem and pluck of a pig, and tries to guess an usual meaning...

hotel reporting

hotel reporting  n.— «ABC’s Peter Jennings called it “hotel reporting.” We got it from China last June when many Western journalists, their freedom of movement severely restricted in Beijing, were forced to observe the...

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