Faraway Hill Clue on the September 13 Episode of Jeopardy!

The new season of Jeopardy! debuted in first-run syndication less than two weeks ago on Monday, September 12th. I’m already behind and only just had a chance to watch the Tuesday, September 13th episode. It included a category called Broadcasting History during the Jeopardy round. Here’s the $800 clue:

In 1946, “Faraway Hill,” about a widow in love with a man engaged to another woman, brought this genre to network television

One of the contestants rang in with the correct answer: “What is soap opera?”

I wonder, would any of the contestants answered correctly had the question been worded differently and asked for the name of the first network soap opera?

One Reply to “Faraway Hill Clue on the September 13 Episode of Jeopardy!”

  1. ….one has to sit back and re-evaluate NBS nyc studios and don pardo and art fleming in the original JEOPARDY series…// a talent like myam bialik…. cant supercede the managing editor,s of our current series…there is a distict pattern with types of questions..fully moronic ones are wedged between obscure tricky ones,,,,,,in fact the original set/ studio at nbc in new york was of such legend(( mrs miller always sat in that studio audience ever since art fleming was under contract.),,,,,,,,,,there hasn/t been an intelligent game show series since 20000 dollar pyramid..!

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