Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 4, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Pulitzer Prizes) for Monday, September 4, 2017:

In 1947 a journalist from the Washington Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for national reporting by this means

(This game originally aired on May 15, 2017.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

David Clemmons, an 11th grade U.S. history teacher from Fort Worth, Texas
David Clemmons on Jeopardy
Sara Holub, a high school choir teacher from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sara Holub on Jeopardy!
Gail Ansheles, a kindergarten teacher from Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gail Ansheles on Jeopardy!


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What is telegraph?


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Scores going into Final:
David $17,600
Sara $13,200
Gail $12,600

Final results:
Gail $12,600 – $12,600 = $0 (What is radio?)
Sara $13,200 + $12,000 = $25,200
David $17,600 + $10,000 = $27,600 (Finalist) (What is telegram?)

David Clemmons, winner of the September 4, 2017 game of Jeopardy!

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Sara $8,000
Gail $1,800
David -$400

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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) CONCEPTS $1000 (25th pick)
Sara 6000 +2000 (David 1400 Gail 400)

2) 1917 – 100 YEARS AGO $1600 (22nd pick)
David 6000 +6000 (Sara 13200 Gail 11000)
3) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $1600 (25th pick, $6000 left on board)
David 15200 -2000 (Sara 13200 Gail 11000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 120

Unplayed clues: None!

Game Stats:
David $15,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer
Sara $12,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
Gail $12,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800


David Clemmons, stats to date:
37 correct
7 incorrect
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
33.93% in first on buzzer (38/112)
Average Coryat: $12,400

Sara Holub, stats to date:
35 correct
3 incorrect
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
29.46% in first on buzzer (33/112)
Average Coryat: $11,800

Gail Ansheles, stats to date:
31 correct
3 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
27.68% in first on buzzer (31/112)
Average Coryat: $13,200

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