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Johnblue wrote:
Leah wrote:This just came to my attention:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... rc=nl_wonk
They seem determined to have women on the show 50% of the time. And the men lately have been abysmal. Are they taking men with lower scores?
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KenJen (Kennings?) got a shout-out from Jon Stewart last night, does that count? ( http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/l4jw0 ... abba-gabba )

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Carpe Diem wrote:KenJen (Kennings?) got a shout-out from Jon Stewart last night, does that count? ( http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/l4jw0 ... abba-gabba )
Thanks for posting that. I don't watch Jon Stewart, but if he's always that funny, I should. I laughed so hard I ended up in tears.

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Hollywood Reporter ran an interview with Trebek. Not sure if he's implying Brad would be a good candidate to replace him, or if he thinks Brad is an example of why the show will endure. Also, the idea of Trebek and Bob Barker having lunch is charming.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/q ... dys-703947

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eboettch wrote:Hollywood Reporter ran an interview with Trebek. Not sure if he's implying Brad would be a good candidate to replace him, or if he thinks Brad is an example of why the show will endure. Also, the idea of Trebek and Bob Barker having lunch is charming.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/q ... dys-703947
If they are looking for young J! champs who are also weathermen to be the next host, I can offer a couple nominations!

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rschumac12 wrote:
eboettch wrote:Hollywood Reporter ran an interview with Trebek. Not sure if he's implying Brad would be a good candidate to replace him, or if he thinks Brad is an example of why the show will endure. Also, the idea of Trebek and Bob Barker having lunch is charming.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/q ... dys-703947
If they are looking for young J! champs who are also weathermen to be the next host, I can offer a couple nominations!
I'm guessing the list would look something like:

Russ Schumacher















and, oh yeah,

Michael Falk

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This isn't directly relevant, but I happened to be at KSFY a few weeks ago, and one of their anchors recently got on the case of viewers complaining about cut-ins for weather emergencies (that might have happened in here once or twice):


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alietr wrote:This isn't directly relevant, but I happened to be at KSFY a few weeks ago, and one of their anchors recently got on the case of viewers complaining about cut-ins for weather emergencies (that might have happened in here once or twice):

Amen. "Shawn" was bait more professional about it, but yeah. (I still remember, I think it was Zach who mentioned that people on Usenet were upset when Jeopardy! was pre-empted on 9/11/01. That still has me gobsmacked.)
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alietr wrote:This isn't directly relevant, but I happened to be at KSFY a few weeks ago, and one of their anchors recently got on the case of viewers complaining about cut-ins for weather emergencies (that might have happened in here once or twice):

That looks a lot like the special coverage of a brush fire that pre-empted my last game on Channel 6. They even interviewed a woman who was worried about her son's pets being locked up in a burning house (which didn't happen, everybody's dogs are fine) The anchors acknowledged that people had tuned in wanting to see the local woman go for her third win on Jeopardy! but this was important. Lives were at stake. Although the only real damage was a garden shed burning to the ground. Even so, it was big news (the other channel was covering it live) so my Jeopardy! game was broadcast at 2 am and instead, everyone got to see twenty minutes of a fire engine parked by trees with a bit of smoke. The dashboard camera footage of the tornado was way better.

My take: if you're directly affected by the fire, or the tornado, or whatever disaster has befallen some part of the viewing area, why are you sitting in your house watching television? Shouldn't you be getting the hell out of there?

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Jeopardy! was mentioned in today's Blondie.

http://blondie.com/comics/may-15-2014/
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Grantland sent someone to the BOTD tapings and wrote a nice long piece about it.

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alietr wrote:This isn't directly relevant, but I happened to be at KSFY a few weeks ago, and one of their anchors recently got on the case of viewers complaining about cut-ins for weather emergencies (that might have happened in here once or twice):

Oh brother. I just want to reach into the screen and punch their self-righteous faces hard enough to jostle their point-missing brains. They find the rare case where this kind of thing might merit more than a screen crawl and act like that's the only time they pre-empt Jeopardy!. Maybe in their market, that's true, and I'm really just venting about my local yahoos. I've missed the show because local news wanted to show a high-speed car chase or moderately severe weather or the death of Nelson Mandela.

I suppose it's churlish to complain when the breaking story involves human tragedy. But sometimes I need a distraction precisely because of the tragedy, about which I can do nothing.

Many stations, including my local affiliate, have secondary channels they could use to broadcast the breaking news (while putting a crawl under Jeopardy! to tell you about it in case you want to change channels). Or they could bump Jeopardy! to the secondary channel. I could set Windows Media Center to record the show regardless of channel. My local station chooses not to do this.

They could move Jeopardy! to a different time slot in the middle of the night or even on the weekend. Mostly, they choose not to do this.

When they do move it because of a schedule conflict rather than breaking news (as happened with this past Olympics), they could announce the time and date on their web site. They choose not to do this.

They obviously have no respect for fans of the game and no desire to accommodate us when something they deem more important comes up. We are nerds who can safely be ridiculed, ignored, and occasionally lambasted in a self-serving, dishonest, preening way. They'd stomp on our glasses and kick sand in our faces if they could.

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opusthepenguin wrote: But sometimes I need a distraction precisely because of the tragedy, about which I can do nothing.
While I hold to my post (and the others who are say8ing the same thing) and disagree with most of yours, I will wholeheartedly agree with this statement.

I know I've posted this story before, but I'll repeat it: when I got home from work on 9/11/01, I turned on the TV and every channel I could find was carrying coverage of the day's events - as I mentioned before, something like that is completely understandable to pre-empt programming with but after a few hours of coverage (and by this time the events were at least 8 hours old), I just couldn't take any more. No one could. I wanted a diversion. I noticed, though, that The Comedy Network (like a Canadian version of Comedy Central) was having regular programming, that was just what the doctor ordered. I wrote my first, and so far only, thank-you letter to a TV station for running regular programming. (Hell, I would have appreciated Home & Garden Television running regular shows then, but a comedy channel just made it that much better.)
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opusthepenguin wrote:Oh brother. I just want to reach into the screen and punch their self-righteous faces hard enough to jostle their point-missing brains. They find the rare case where this kind of thing might merit more than a screen crawl and act like that's the only time they pre-empt Jeopardy!. Maybe in their market, that's true, and I'm really just venting about my local yahoos. I've missed the show because local news wanted to show a high-speed car chase or moderately severe weather or the death of Nelson Mandela.
Word. The ratio of necessary to unnecessary programming break-ins for your average local station is about 1:20 IMHO. Then there's the huge weather radar graphic that covers 1/4 of the screen when they aren't breaking in to the program. Hey local news idiots, there is an overwhelming majority of viewers who have the ability to open their laptop and check the weather radar themselves.

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dhkendall wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote: But sometimes I need a distraction precisely because of the tragedy, about which I can do nothing.
While I hold to my post (and the others who are say8ing the same thing) and disagree with most of yours, I will wholeheartedly agree with this statement.

I know I've posted this story before, but I'll repeat it: when I got home from work on 9/11/01, I turned on the TV and every channel I could find was carrying coverage of the day's events - as I mentioned before, something like that is completely understandable to pre-empt programming with but after a few hours of coverage (and by this time the events were at least 8 hours old), I just couldn't take any more. No one could. I wanted a diversion. I noticed, though, that The Comedy Network (like a Canadian version of Comedy Central) was having regular programming, that was just what the doctor ordered. I wrote my first, and so far only, thank-you letter to a TV station for running regular programming. (Hell, I would have appreciated Home & Garden Television running regular shows then, but a comedy channel just made it that much better.)
GSN ran regular programming during 9/11, I suspect NIckelodeon did too.

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legendneverdies wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote: But sometimes I need a distraction precisely because of the tragedy, about which I can do nothing.
While I hold to my post (and the others who are say8ing the same thing) and disagree with most of yours, I will wholeheartedly agree with this statement.

I know I've posted this story before, but I'll repeat it: when I got home from work on 9/11/01, I turned on the TV and every channel I could find was carrying coverage of the day's events - as I mentioned before, something like that is completely understandable to pre-empt programming with but after a few hours of coverage (and by this time the events were at least 8 hours old), I just couldn't take any more. No one could. I wanted a diversion. I noticed, though, that The Comedy Network (like a Canadian version of Comedy Central) was having regular programming, that was just what the doctor ordered. I wrote my first, and so far only, thank-you letter to a TV station for running regular programming. (Hell, I would have appreciated Home & Garden Television running regular shows then, but a comedy channel just made it that much better.)
GSN ran regular programming during 9/11, I suspect NIckelodeon did too.
Neither one of which I could get in Canada. (I suppose there were other networks that had programming, like Treehouse TV (the channel geared at preschoolers), but Comedy Network is the only one I could remember.)
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zakharov wrote:Grantland sent someone to the BOTD tapings and wrote a nice long piece about it.

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospect ... mpionship/
Tess Lynch is great; I love the podcast she's on.

WPRI (which I guess stands for Providence, Rhode Island) had two Jeopardy-related stories this month:

http://wpri.com/2014/05/13/jeopardy-clu ... ean-state/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emic6O5XvS8

http://wpri.com/2014/05/23/jeopardy-sea ... ntestants/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Dsqt143yY

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silverscreentest wrote:https://soundcloud.com/mediamasters/epi ... y-champion

Interview with Brad.
That was from February, there is a follow-up interview on the same podcast (here), released after the BotD finals.

If you prefer to download, they are episodes #3 and #11 at the following link:
http://www.peterstringer.com/podcast/fe ... asters.xml

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On Vulture.com today, there was an article about women on Jeopardy, featuring interviews with Julia, Keith (Vermonter) and myself. http://www.vulture.com/2014/05/women-ar ... -year.html

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