November 30, 2004
The Jennings Streak is Over
Ken Jennings finally lost on Jeopardy! The questions were really hard. Plus Jennings missed some Daily Doubles. His mistakes combined with Nancy Zerg's, the eventual winner, lack of mistakes only gave Jenning a $4400 lead going into Final Jeopardy. The Zerg got the correct answer while Jennings got it wrong while wagering too much. He couldn't reach 75 wins, but he walked away with over $2.5 million and becomes one of the greatest players in American gameshow history. Now he does the talk show circuit and will even have an A&E Biography devoted to him.
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