Harry Friedman

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Ken's Back on Jeopardy!

Forget about the Rumble in the Jungle. Beginning this week on Jeopardy!, it's all about the Quest for Ken. Ever since Murray, Utah, software engineer Ken Jennings became a national sensation last year by winning more than $2.5 million on the game show, Jeopardy! viewers and previous winners have been gunning for a superstar play-off. "The whole [Ken] phenomenon reminded people what a terrific format [this game] is," says Jeopardy! executive producer Harry Friedman. "It brought viewers back." The 15-week Super Tournament, which kicks off this Wednesday, will feature nearly 150 former champions from as far away as Thailand and Sarajevo to compete for a shot at the $2 million prize. "Once the excitement of the competition is in your blood, it doesn't leave," Freidman notes. "Nobody seemed to care how much money [they'd win], even though that's an added bonus. When asked about [his availability] dates, one [former contestant] said toread more

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Year Title Description
2007 InFANity: Wheel of Fortune Episode, Appearing
1936 Westward Ho Movie, Writer
Intimate Portrait: Vanna White Episode, Remarks by

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