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?