Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 20, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Conor Lastowka, a comedy writer from Vienna, VA
Sophie Carrell, a graduate student from Raleigh, NC
Pranjal Vachaspati, a PhD student from Shaker Heights, OH (1-day total: $25,910)

Final Jeopardy! category: COMMUNICATION

Final Jeopardy! clue: A 1978 Presidential statement recognized October 4 as a day celebrating this communication system

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What is CB Radio?



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Jimmy Carter’s Presidential papers, from October 2, 1978:

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Citizens Band radio. CB is now a widely used emergency communications system. It helps keep motorists safe on our Nation’s highways by providing faster notification of highway accidents, increased detection of reckless driving, and more information to reduce traffic delays. The CB is also effective in emergencies unrelated to motor vehicles. By allowing for citizens’ participation in public safety, we greatly enhance that safety.

The growth of CB use in recent years is extraordinary. The Federal Communications Commission has now issued nearly 14 million licenses. More than 20 million Americans have used a CB radio at one time or another.

While CB is primarily for emergency use, the nonemergency channels bring enjoyment and companionship to millions of Americans, including my own family.

In recognition of the fine service provided by Citizens Band radio, I join with CB organizations across the country in celebrating “10-4 Day”, October 4, 1978.

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 20, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Pranjal $16,000
    Conor $7,800
    Sophie $800

    Final Results:
    Sophie $800 – $799 = $1 (What is the Internet telephone?)
    Conor $7,800 – $100 = $7,700 (What is the postal service?)
    Pranjal $16,000 – $321 = $15,679 (2-day total: $41,589) (What is radio?)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) BEVERAGE BRANDS $600 (4th pick)
    Pranjal 1000 +1000 (Sophie 600 Conor 0)

    2) THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE $1200 (11th pick)
    Pranjal 9000 +3000 (Conor 7000 Sophie 3200)
    3) TREES $800 (27th pick; $1600 left on board)
    Sophie 4800 -4800 (Pranjal 16000 Conor 7800)

    Unplayed clues:


    Game Stats:
    Pranjal 13,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 8 incorrect, 52.73% in first on buzzer
    Conor 7,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer
    Sophie 5,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer

    Pranjal Vachaspati’s stats:
    48 correct
    12 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 7,210)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    50.93% in first on buzzer (55/108)
    Average Coryat: $17,000

    Pranjal Vachaspati, to win:
    3 games: 60.49%
    4: 36.59%
    5: 22.14%
    6: 13.39%
    7: 8.10%
    Avg. streak: 3.531 games.

  2. Kevin Weidmayer | July 21, 2016 at 11:44 am |

    What was the answer in the women of note category in double Jeopardy about the name of the group of people that reunited after 20 years?

    • Andy Saunders | July 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm |

      WOMEN OF NOTE $1200: Tina Weymouth joined David Byrne, Jerry Harrison & Chris Frantz as this band reunited for the 1st time in about 20 yrs. in ’02 (Who are the Talking Heads?)

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