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Arkansan's 'Jeopardy!' streak ends; North Little Rock man in running for Tournament of Champions

By Rachel Herzog

This article was published May 25, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.

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Josh Hill of North Little Rock


A North Little Rock man's seven-day Jeopardy! winning streak has come to an end.

In an episode that aired Friday, Josh Hill's knowledge of Gilgamesh, the Balkans and country music was not enough to keep up with the other two contestants. The Verizon Wireless network engineer went into Final Jeopardy with $9,400 while his opponents' totals each topped $17,000.

Hill then failed to recall the name of an actor who was nominated twice for playing Oscar winners — a real one in a 1992 biopic and a fictional one in a 2008 combat comedy. His incorrect answer of Anthony Hopkins brought him down to $999, while competitor Virginia Cummings, a geriatrician from Massachusetts, correctly named Robert Downey Jr. with a wager that won her more than $35,000.

Still, the Arkansan's total winnings of more than $160,000 put him in the running to compete in the show's next Tournament of Champions.

On the show, Hill told host Alex Trebek that he hoped to use the prize money for trips to Hawaii and Alaska.

In Little Rock, Jeopardy! airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on Channel 7, KATV-TV.

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BRR says... May 25, 2018 at 12:42 p.m.

Jeopardy is aired at 3:30 pm for those of us in the eastern part of the state that rely on Memphis tv stations. Your quest for a scoop is a disservice to us. There’s little point in watching when the results have been broadcast beforehand. Think about it.

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BOBBYAMPEZZAN says... May 25, 2018 at 3:32 p.m.

My father in Detroit has been following "Tiger" Josh Hill's run ... and asking me daily about it. Hill does make us proud.

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