I'll Take Ken Jennings' World for $400

Here's what might happen if no one beats the all-time Jeopardy! champ

This summer, Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah, became not only the longest-running undefeated champion in the history of Jeopardy! but also the show's greatest money winner. Going into Jeopardy!'s annual late-summer hiatus, Jennings had won 38 consecutive games and $1,321,660, and delivered a much welcomed ratings boost for the program. When the show resumes after Labor Day, people will be wondering: What's next for Ken Jennings?

SEPTEMBER. Ken begins season as reigning champ; ratings are impressive. Passes $2 million mark after three weeks. Dazzles viewers by running the column in categories as varied as Pi High...

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