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Jeopardy! Contestant Julia Collins Sets a New Record

Jeopardy! contestant Julia Collins has already broken the record for consecutive wins by a woman on the game show, and Thursday night she may tie the record for second-most wins of all time (19).

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VIDEO: Black Eye

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Black Eye
Subscription | Netflix
Length: 45:37
Aired: 2/14/2003

Olshansky picks up a childhood friend but soon learns that she's now a schizophrenic running from a man she claims is trying to hurt her. watch

VIDEO: Songs in the Night

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Songs in the Night
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Length: 45:24
Aired: 11/15/2002

When a homeless man dies in Olshansky's cab, it becomes Olshansky's Thanksgiving mission to fulfill the man's last wish and find his family. watch

Videos

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
Jeopardy Champion Arthur Chu Changed the Classic Game Show.
A Man Of No Importance
My Left Foot -- (Movie Clip) Penalty Kick

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The Nephew
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The Nephew
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Animal Farm (1999)
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Moondance

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Black Eye
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Credits

Year Title Description
2007 Grand Slam TV Show Series, Appearing
2004 Barbara Walters TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2000 The Nephew Movie, Make Up
1999 Animal Farm Movie, Make Up
1998 Oliver Twist Movie, Make Up

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Matt's TV Week in Review

Because social and personal (Happy Valentine's Day!) obligations kept me away from the TV more than usual this week, I'm going to boil down this week's wrap-up to my version of a "Hot Topics" list, with a few odds and ends thrown in for fun.

OF IBM AND MEN: Man your buzzer if you really thought either Ken Jennings or Brad Rutter could topple supercomputer Watson on Jeopardy! in that fascinating three-part exhibition stunt. I got more caught up in seeing what Watson didn't know or how it was misinterpreting clues — including the first Final Jeopardy, which somehow led Watson to... read more

Jeopardy! Who Won the Battle Between Man vs. Machine?

Not since the chess showdown between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue has a competition between man and machine received so much attention.

IBM's supercomputer Watson took on former Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter for their final matchup Wednesday. Jennings earned $24,000 overall and Rutter $21,600, winning prizes of $300,000 and $200,000 respectively.

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Supercomputer Blows Away Humans on Jeopardy! Round 2

After a second day of competition on Jeopardy!, supercomputer Watson made its human rivals look like, well, mere mortals.

Jeopardy! showdown: Human and supercomputer tied after Round 1

The IBM computer, which ended Day 1 tied with all-time winner Brad Rutter, pulled ahead Tuesday night, earning $35,734, while Rutter ...
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Jeopardy! Showdown: Human and Supercomputer Tied After Round 1

Jeopardy! all-time winner Brad Rutter and the supercomputer dubbed "Watson" are neck-and-neck after their challenge began Monday.

Rutter and former contestant Ken Jennings — who holds the game show's longest winning streak— are facing off against the IBM machine that has been in development for two years. Named for IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, the machine is powered by 10 racks of computer servers running the Linux operating system.

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Matt's Picks: February 14-17

Jeopardy! (Syndicated, check local tvguide.com listings, Monday-Wednesday)
We'll take "The Future Is Now" for $1 million, Alex. In a stunt that pits man against machine, TV's smartest quiz show challenges two of its most celebrated champs — Ken Jennings of the longest winning streak (74 games) and biggest money earner Brad Rutter ($3.2 million) — to go up against the IBM supercomputer known as "Watson" (and the subject of a recent PBS Nova documentary). read more

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