Friday, August 19, 2022

A Discussion about Librarians as Contestants on Jeopardy

Yesterday, I listened to the August 1 episode of the Inside Jeopardy Podcast.  Executive Producer Michael Davies and Producer Sarah Foss discussed some news about the show.  They mentioned the possibility of a tournament featuring only librarians.  My Twitter post about this generated more likes and retweets than any of my 9000+ Tweets.

In the past librarians have done very well on Jeopardy.  Rhone Talsma defeated 40-time champ Amy Schneider, but that was his only victory.  James Holzhauer's stunning 32-game winning streak in 2019 was ended by Emma Boettcher, a librarian from the University of Chicago.

Hopefully, there will be a tournament featuring only librarians.  Presently, it is only being discussed by executives at the show.  They seem to be willing to be innovative with the long-time popular quiz show.


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