Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton Will Guest Host Jeopardy

Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton Will Guest Host Jeopardy

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These past few months of guest hosts on Jeopardy have been amazing! With guests like Katie Couric, NFL player, Aaron Rodgers, some former winners like Ken Jennings and current guest host Anderson Cooper, but we’ve got a new recently announced guest host that will make your heart happy. LeVar Burton, actor and former host of the iconic PBS program “Reading Rainbow” will be guest hosting the show this summer from July 26 to July 30.     A fan petition to get Burton to fully take over Alex Trebek’s roll started in November of 2020 after the late host’s passing. There …

27-Year-Old Librarian Breaks Professional Gambler’s 32-Game Winning Streak on ‘Jeopardy!’

27-Year-Old Librarian Breaks Professional Gambler’s 32-Game Winning Streak on ‘Jeopardy!’

James Holzhauer, a professional gambler and the fourth highest earning American game show contestant of all time, just had his thirty-two game Jeopardy! winning streak broken, after losing to a University of Chicago librarian, Emma Boettcher. Nicknamed “Jeopardy James”, his winning streak lasted from April to June of this year. He attained celebrity ranking for his complex technique and strategic approach to the game. “Being a Jeopardy! champion means something different than I thought it ever would” Holzhauer said after his loss to Boettcher, via Jeopardy!’s Twitter account. “People need to play to win. Emma dominated her warm up games. …

‘Jeopardy!’ Star Uses Children’s Books to Win Millions

‘Jeopardy!’ Star Uses Children’s Books to Win Millions

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Television viewers are mesmerized by James Holzhauer, the professional sports gambler and Jeopardy! contestant who has garnered $1.5 million winnings in his incredible run on the show and is on track to beat the record for most money won (which is currently $2.4 million). Simply by betting big on Daily Doubles and going in on the hardest questions for the most money, Holzhauer has turned the popular game show into his own personal A.T.M. machine.     How he manages to make so much money can be attributed to his nearly encyclopedic knowledge of current events. Holzhauer credits this knowledge …