Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century America) for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 43):
In 1939, turned down by 2 local theaters, Howard University was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer’s yearly concert
This episode originally aired on November 6, 2019.
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(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Lindsey Shultz, a physician and healthcare analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Georgia
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada
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Correct response: Who is Marian Anderson?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Internationally renowned contralto Marian Anderson had been invited to perform a yearly concert series by Washington, D.C.’s Howard University. However, Anderson’s international fame outgrew any venue Howard had, and the university needed to find a venue large enough to accommodate her. Constitution Hall was that place; however, it was owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and they refused to rescind a “white performers only” policy for the black singer. The move was widely criticized and led First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to publicly resign from the organization. The use of a local public high school was also refused by D.C. officials. Eventually, the Lincoln Memorial was suggested by the NAACP’s Walter White, who joined forces with Roosevelt and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to put on the now-famous April 9, 1939 concert.
The day of the concert, the NBC Blue Network announcer described the situation thusly: “Marian Anderson is singing this public concert at the Lincoln Memorial because she was unable to get an auditorium to accommodate the tremendous audience that wishes to hear her.” Sure. The crowd for that historic concert stretched all the way back to the Washington Monument and numbered over 75,000.
Anderson was finally permitted to sing at Constitution Hall in 1943.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Alan $6,000 – $5,999 = $1 (Who is the one who sang at the L.M.)
Lindsey $10,800 + $3,200 = $14,000
James $30,309 + $326 = $30,635 (Semifinalist)
Wild card standings:
Monday: Gilbert Collins, $16,801 ($9,000, $7,400)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $20,001 ($13,600, $6,000)
Wednesday: James Holzhauer, $30,635 ($30,309, $8,800)
1. Kyle Jones, $16,800 ($8,400, $1,200), 99.976% to advance
2. Lindsey Shultz, $14,000 ($10,800, $4,000), 96.624% to advance
3. Rachel Lindgren, $13,601 ($10,000, $3,600), 76.239% to advance
4. Anneke Garcia, $4,799 ($11,400, $3,400), 1.303% to advance
5. Rob Worman, $799 ($400, $2,200)
6. Alan Dunn, $1 ($6,000, $4,000)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE 2010s $800 (7th pick)
Lindsey 1800 +1800 (James 2000 Alan 0)
2) SCIENCE & EXPLORATION $1600 (1st pick)
Alan 4000 +4000 (James 8800 Lindsey 4000)
3) INITIALS TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO NUMBERS III $2000 (12th pick)
James 17600 +1109 (Alan 5600 Lindsey 5600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 206
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.05 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
James $31,200 Coryat, 33 correct, 1 incorrect, 54.39% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Lindsey $9,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Alan $3,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,600
Lach Trash: $3,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,220 correct, 37 incorrect
35/38 on rebound attempts (on 70 rebound opportunities)
57.71% in first on buzzer (1108/1920)
73/77 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $655,525)
33/34 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,594
Lindsey Shultz, stats to date:
136 correct, 10 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
38.87% in first on buzzer (131/337)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,000)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,567
Alan Dunn, stats to date:
138 correct, 9 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 25 rebound opportunities)
34.02% in first on buzzer (133/391)
8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,000)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,914
- For the uninitiated, remember that players do not keep the money won in these rounds; these are merely points in order to qualify for the next round.
- James’ Coryat score of $31,200 is not a record for a tournament.
- An interesting point of comparison between James and Ken would be on INITIALS TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO NUMBERS; James only went 4/5 and was only first in twice in the category. To me, it still seems as though Ken would be stronger than James on such clues.
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