What a week of Jeopardy! this has been! Here’s tonight’s recap.
Final Jeopardy! category: TELEVISION
Final Jeopardy! clue: The focus of a 1970s miniseries & its recent remake, he arrived at Annapolis in 1767 aboard the ship The Lord Ligonier
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Bryn Keating, an academic director from Brooklyn, New York
||Nate Ross, a systems engineer from Los Angeles, California
||Sarah Flamini, an author and administrative assistant from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $21,800)
Who is Kunta Kinte?
Kunta Kinte was the main character of the 1976 Alex Haley novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The 1977 television miniseries, titled Roots, was among the most-watched television series of all time. All eight of its episodes rank among the top 100 most-viewed all time (Nielsen ratings over 40%), and its finale on January 30th is still the 3rd-most-watched episode of television in American history. LeVar Burton played the young Kunta Kinte, John Amos played the older Kunta.
It was remade in 2016 and aired in History, A&E, and Lifetime, with Malachi Kirby portraying Kunta.
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