Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books) for Thursday, May 9, 2002 (Season 18, Episode 179):
One of its title studies is Sen. Edmund Ross’ 1868 vote against convicting President Andrew Johnson
This episode originally aired on May 9, 2002.
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(correct response beneath the contestants)
|India Cooper, an actor and copy editor from New York City, New York
|Leslie Frates, a Spanish teacher from Hayward, California
|Brad Rutter, a network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Correct response: What is Profiles in Courage?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage is a 1956 work of biographies of 8 United States Senators who, in Kennedy’s opinion, displayed Senatorial courage on a specific issue. He wrote the book in 1954 and 1955 while bedridden after back surgery, with his speechwriter Ted Sorensen acting as ghostwriter. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1957.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
India $3,800 + $0 = $3,800 (What is Profiles in Courage?)
Brad $19,600 + $19,600 = $39,200 (What is Profiles in Courage?) (Finalist)
Leslie $20,400 + $0 = $20,400 (What is Profiles in Courage?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SAINTS $600 (clue #28)
India 2600 -2000 (Brad 9600 Leslie 2400)
2) SWITZERLAND $2000 (clue #15)
Brad 14400 +2000 (Leslie 8200 India 1800)
3) MASTERS $1600 (clue #19)
Leslie 9400 +9000 (Brad 17600 India 1800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 33
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Brad $19,600 Coryat, 33 correct, 4 incorrect, 63.16% in first on buzzer (36/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Leslie $13,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
India $5,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000
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