You should read this Why We Write essay from a writer on Jeopardy.
I think about writers for the late night talk shows, sit-coms and dramas - but I don't think about them for game shows. And yet I find myself smirking often when I watch Jeopardy with my Mom (who is addicted to the show - it is her vice and I've learned not to call between 7:30 and 8:00 pm on weekdays.)
Alex Trebek might be the face of the game, but the writers put together all those witty categories and that signature Jeopardy answer, with the clue burried cleverly within.
Facts are not the antidote for doubt - Drink enough water and you will cease to be thirsty. And yet, a doubting person can be drowning in facts, but facts won't change a mind that doesn't want t...
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