How A Jeopardy! Champ's Disappearance From The Show Left Fans Mystified For Decades : Consider This from NPR Since its relaunch in the 1980s, Jeopardy! has had thousands of contestants. For some of the its most memorable champions, the gameshow has been a launchpad for wider success.
However, the disappearance of one of the earliest champions from the show left fans mystified for decades.
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Claire McNear, a staff writer with The Ringer, about the 40-year-long mystery behind one of Jeopardy's most enigmatic champions.
In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.
Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

How A Jeopardy! Champ's Disappearance From The Show Left Fans Mystified For Decades

How A Jeopardy! Champ's Disappearance From The Show Left Fans Mystified For Decades

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In its many decades on air, Jeopardy! has had lots of notable contestants. But one in particular has been the topic of much lore. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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In its many decades on air, Jeopardy! has had lots of notable contestants. But one in particular has been the topic of much lore.

Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Since its relaunch in the 1980s, Jeopardy! has had thousands of contestants. For some of the its most memorable champions, the gameshow has been a launchpad for wider success.

However, the disappearance of one of the earliest champions from the show left fans mystified for decades.

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Claire McNear, a staff writer with The Ringer, about the 40-year-long mystery behind one of Jeopardy's most enigmatic champions.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Michael Levitt and Kira Wakeam, with audio engineering by Patrick Murray. It was edited by Adam Raney and Tinbete Ermyas. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.