Leading the gullible

Television | Nothing can save Netflix's Messiah from its many drawbacks
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 1/16/20, 08:58 am

ISIS troops surround Damascus, pummeling the city with rockets and bombs. It seems only a matter of time before they pour in and take over. A mysterious long-haired figure appears, assuring the growing crowds that they will be saved from destruction if they just believe that God will save them. From nowhere, a violent sandstorm swells up and buries ISIS trucks, tanks, and weapons, forcing the fighters to flee for their lives.

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Jeopardy! crowns its GOAT

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/15/20, 12:14 pm

Jeopardy! fans now have the answer to the question they all asked after contestant James Holzhauer’s mesmerizing winning streak last year: Could he beat Ken Jennings?

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Who is Ken Jennings?

Television | Jeopardy! crowns its GOAT player
by Dustin Messer & Michael Malament
Posted 1/15/20, 10:16 am

Ken Jennings became Jeopardy’s “Greatest of All Time” champion on Tuesday evening. He won three of the four contests in a series that began last Tuesday. About 15 million viewers—the largest television audience drawn by a non-sports program in the past four years—watched each of the four nights of competition.

Jennings, who holds the record for the longest Jeopardy! winning streak—74 games in 2004—defeated Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, who held records for most dollars won.

The win was far from inevitable.

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