Ken Jennings news
Confirmation of the rumor reported at kottke.org
I just recieved this email from a friend:
My sister was on Jeopardy! so we went down to L.A. Wednesday to see the taping. Her episodes will air the first week of December or thereabouts.
And yes, Ken got beat the day before we saw the tapings. My sister said that she and the other contestants were all standing around in the morning nervously wondering "where's Ken? anyone seen Ken? does he not have to come in with the rest of the contestants anymore?" until a security guard took pity on them and said "Ken got beaten yesterday" and then they all cheered.