Updated: Jewish Atlantan Wins on ‘Jeopardy!’
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Updated: Jewish Atlantan Wins on ‘Jeopardy!’

Breman Museum archivist Lindsay Resnick will seek her second win on the TV game show Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Lindsay Resnick charmed “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.
Lindsay Resnick charmed “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

Jewish Atlantan Lindsay Resnick can now add “Jeopardy!” champion to her resume.

The Breman Museum archivist used her history knowledge to come from behind in the Final Jeopardy round with a question in the category of “First Century A.D.”: “Letters written by this Roman recount the events of a natural disaster, like the death of his uncle, a famous scholar.”

Resnick answered late but correctly: Pliny. (It was actually Pliny the Younger, but the “Jeopardy!” judges accepted just Pliny from Resnick and another contestant.)

The correct answer added $3,001 to Resnick’s score for a total of $10,001, more than enough after two-day champion Brandon Brooks lost $4,401 from his $9,600 total with the incorrect answer of Socrates.

Final Jeopardy was the 11th correct answer Resnick gave during the show, compared with two wrong answers. The Jeopardy! Fan blog has all the stats, including the odds of an extended run, based on her performance Jan. 9.

Resnick also earned a warm response from host Alex Trebek during the contestant interview segment. She was born on her mother’s birthday, and, as she told Trebek, her mother says it was the nicest birthday present you ever got.

You can watch her effort at a second win tonight, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 11.

Original Story Below

Lindsay Resnick, an archivist at the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, will be appearing as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Resnick took the initial online “Jeopardy!” test, more than three years ago and recently got the news that she had been chosen to appear on the show.

Six months after taking the test she received an email asking her to come to Savannah for an in-person tryout. Then three years later she got the call that she made it as a contestant.

Resnick traveled to Sony Studios in Los Angeles with her parents and grandparents for the taping of the show in October.

Resnick has always been an avid learner. She graduated from Centennial High School in 2009 before attending Georgia Tech, where she graduated in 2013, and then went on to Georgia State University for her master’s in public history.

Her mother, Lisa, said Resnick is never one to say “I don’t know.” She researches everything until she finds the correct answer. Not knowing is not an option for her, according to her mother.

Once she got the call that she made it, Resnick watched more than 100 archived “Jeopardy!” shows to prepare herself for the taping.

Her three goals were to answer enough questions correctly to compete in Final Jeopardy, make new friends and have a great time. Watch “Jeopardy!” tonight to see how she did.

“Jeopardy!” airs weeknights at 7:30 on NBC affiliate WXIA (11 Alive).

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