May 15, 2012
theatlantic:

This Is ‘Jeopardy!’: How a Week of Episodes Gets Filmed in One Day

Chris Matthews of Hardball proves to be the real-world equivalent of the irascible Sean Connery in Saturday Night Live’s string of Celebrity Jeopardy! parodies. He fumbles with his buzzer, teases his fellow contestants, and replies to a Final Jeopardy! clue about dwarf planets with the question “What is a midgit?” [sic] and a Cheshire-cat grin. The Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page profiles the charity he’s playing for—the American Institute for Stuttering—by explaining his own problems with stuttering. Thomas Friedman, who has won three Pulitzer Prizes, is repeatedly reminded to phrase his answers in the form of a question.
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theatlantic:

This Is ‘Jeopardy!’: How a Week of Episodes Gets Filmed in One Day

Chris Matthews of Hardball proves to be the real-world equivalent of the irascible Sean Connery in Saturday Night Live’s string of Celebrity Jeopardy! parodies. He fumbles with his buzzer, teases his fellow contestants, and replies to a Final Jeopardy! clue about dwarf planets with the question “What is a midgit?” [sic] and a Cheshire-cat grin. The Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page profiles the charity he’s playing for—the American Institute for Stuttering—by explaining his own problems with stuttering. Thomas Friedman, who has won three Pulitzer Prizes, is repeatedly reminded to phrase his answers in the form of a question.

Read more. [Image: AP]