Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Presidents) for Monday, January 8, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 86):
He became an ex-president while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Dave Daniel, a retired security manager from Shelley, Idaho
|Jamie Rosler, an event host from Brooklyn, New York
|Brandon Brooks, an HR manager from Chicago, Illinois (1-day total: $10,801)
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Correct response: Who is Richard Nixon?
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More information about Final Jeopardy:
This fact featured prominently not as much in biographies of Nixon, but in obituaries of Nixon’s Air Force One pilot, Ralph Albertazzie.
In “The Flying White House,” writing in the third person, Colonel Albertazzie recounted a dramatic moment on Aug. 9, 1974, the day Nixon resigned. After Mr. Ford was sworn in as president, the plane had to be redesignated as SAM 27000, indicating no president was on board.
“Air Force One was 39,000 feet over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri,” he wrote. “The time was 3 minutes and 25 seconds past noon. Albertazzie picked up his microphone and spoke to ground control: ‘Kansas City, this was Air Force One. Will you change our call sign to SAM 27000?’
Back came the reply: ‘Roger, SAM 27000. Good luck to the President.’
“ ‘Roger, 27000.’ ”
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jamie $6,000 + $4,001 = $10,001
Brandon $8,600 + $8,000 = $16,600 (2-day total: $27,401)
Dave $9,800 – $7,799 = $2,001 (Who was Truman?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE SPANISH INQUISITION $600 (28th pick)
Jamie 1200 -600 (Dave 5800 Brandon 1800)
2) BRITISH AUTHORS $800 (20th pick)
Jamie 2600 +1000 (Dave 9800 Brandon 6200)
3) NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS $1200 (29th pick)
Jamie 8000 -2000 (Dave 9800 Brandon 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -37
J! round: THE SPANISH INQUISITION $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800
Brandon $8,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer
Jamie $8,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer
Dave $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $26,800
Lach Trash: $15,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000
Brandon Brooks, stats to date:
34 correct, 9 incorrect
37.74% in first on buzzer (40/106)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Brandon Brooks, to win:
3 games: 27.99%
Avg. streak: 2.389 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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