Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 3, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Americans) for Friday, April 3, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 150):

In 1904 this Hungarian-born newspaper publisher wrote, “Our republic and its press will rise or fall together”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Shanon Delaney, a librarian from Tustin, California
Shanon Delaney on Jeopardy!
Jeff Jetton, a data analyst & accordion teacher from Nashville, Tennessee
Jeff Jetton on Jeopardy!
Felicity Flesher, a screenwriter from Studio City, California (1-day total: $15,200)
Felicity Flesher on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Joseph Pulitzer?

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Joseph Pulitzer, the publisher of the New York World newspaper, wrote those words in 1904 regarding his wish to open a journalism school. At the time, the journalism trade was seen as a common trade, and Pulitzer wished to elevate that, seeing that journalists should be incredibly important in the pursuit and service of democracy. Pulitzer’s entire quote was “An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.” Those words would definitely be prophetic in the 21st century.

The Columbia University School of Journalism, founded by Pulitzer, opened in 1912 shortly after Pulitzer’s death.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Jeff $16,700
Shanon $9,000
Felicity $8,500

Tonight’s results:
Felicity $8,500 + $8,500 = $17,000 (Who is Pulitzer?) (2-day total: $32,200)
Shanon $9,000 – $7,000 = $2,000 (Who is Hershel?)
Jeff $16,700 – $1,301 = $15,399 (Who is Hearst?)

Felicity Flesher, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 3, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Shanon $5,000
Jeff $5,000
Felicity $2,500


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WEST COAST STATE HIGHER ED $1000 (clue #30)
Felicity 3800 -1300 (Jeff 5000 Shanon 5000)
2) NOBEL LITERARY NOMINEES $1600 (clue #14)
Jeff 11800 +2000 (Felicity 3700 Shanon 7400)
3) AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY $1200 (clue #28)
Jeff 17400 -700 (Felicity 8500 Shanon 9000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -21

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 332 (2.21 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Felicity $9,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $17,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Shanon $9,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer (11/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,800
Lach Trash: $11,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,400

Felicity Flesher, career statistics:
27 correct, 5 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
22.43% in first on buzzer (24/107)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $700)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,500

Jeff Jetton, career statistics:
20 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,300)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000

Shanon Delaney, career statistics:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
20.00% in first on buzzer (11/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000

Felicity Flesher, to win:
3 games: 25.069%
4: 6.284%
5: 1.575%
6: 0.395%
7: 0.099%
Avg. streak: 2.335 games.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 3, 2020"

  1. John McCleary | April 3, 2020 at 9:07 am |

    Let’s hope that Felicity doesn’t become a part of the 1-game curse of the past 2 weeks! I believe in you Felicity!

  2. Here’s a bit of humor. Jeff is also an accordion teacher. My mom had a cousin who taught himself how to play it. He was so good his mom found a teacher for him. He came home from his first lesson with a note “I cannot teach your son; he plays the accordion upside down.”

  3. John McCleary | April 3, 2020 at 11:27 am |


    • Yes, she broke the 1-day curse with a dramatic flair, winning after FJ despite otherwise being behind all or virtually all of both games!

      • John McCleary | April 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm |

        Felicity definitely had it in her favor today. She is good with 20th Century Writing and Historic People.

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | April 3, 2020 at 5:07 pm |

    Felicity is delightful and I am happy for her, but its hard notto feel a bit sorry for Jeff. Seems like he could have been a multi day champion.

  5. I wonder if they are going to stop (or have stopped already) taping new shows or if they are going to continue in “isolation”??
    Anyway, finally a “repeatress”…
    Have a safe weekend everybody!!

  6. Tim Pierre | April 3, 2020 at 8:18 pm |

    I can’t really feel sorry for Jeff because I believe that every American should know about Pulitzer, especially a Jeopardy! champion. After all, the Pulitzer prize is named after him.

  7. center ice | April 3, 2020 at 9:52 pm |

    A felicitous victory! (sorry, couldn’t help it) It’s nice to see someone with such a sunny personality to not only win, but become the first contestant to repeat in so long. Now it’s on to the collegians and, no doubt, lots of youthful exuberance!

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