Audio of Ken Jennings' loss  NOV 28 2004

Note: I've been contacted by a lawyer representing Sony and they have asked me to remove the audio clip. Sorry.

[Warning, spoilers.] Here's a two-minute audio clip of Final Jeopardy from Ken Jennings' Jeopardy loss (due to air Nov 30). If you don't want to listen, here are the details (highlight the redacted text to read):

[Update: I deleted the description of the audio clip after Sony "requested" that I do so. You may be interested in reading this article in the Washington Post instead. This is really a irritating situation, but I don't have the time, energy, or the access to legal counsel that a large newspaper does and am therefore just basically just rolling over. Sorry.]

The original tips I got from Phillip (1, 2) ended up being pretty accurate. Some of the details were a little off and/or paraphrased (he got the number in the answer as well as the woman's name wrong), but it was mostly correct.

Final update: My legal difficulties with Sony are still unresolved but since the episode has now aired, here are the results of Ken's final appearance:

Final Jeopardy category was Business and Industry. Answer: Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only 4 months a year. Nancy Zerg provided the correct question, "What is H&R Block?" which gave her $14,401, one dollar more than Ken. Ken answered incorrectly: "What is FedEx?" and ended up with $8,799 for a total of $2,522,700 over his 75-day run.

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