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Charles Van Doren, figure in game show scandals, dies at 93

Apr. 10, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie "Quiz Show" and served as a cautionary tale about the staged competitions of early television, has died. He was 93. He died of natural causes...

Man wins over $110K, breaks single-day record on 'Jeopardy!'

Apr. 10, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings on the trivia television game show. The show says in a statement that James Holzhauer won $110,914 during the episode. The...

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

Mar. 6, 2019 8:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working. In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his long-time...

Clash of 'Jeopardy!' titans ends with $1 million runaway win

Mar. 5, 2019 11:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-ever "Jeopardy!" team championship came down to a clash of the titans, Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter. With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Rutter positioned his team for a runaway victory as the quiz show's "All-Star Games" ended Tuesday. Rutter and teammates...